The 37th Irish Senior final promises to be one of the closest yet as two evenly matched teams square up to each other at Bready.

The two sides have plenty of talented players in their ranks with Waringstown having five Irish internationals and The Hills four.

There are also overseas players in both squads and a sprinkling of youth internationals which ensures that both sides have that rarest of commodities in Irish domestic cricket - DEPTH!

For Hills stalwart Willie Dwyer, the competition brings out the best in not only The Hills but Irish cricket as a whole.

"The team and indeed the whole club is so looking forward to this great day. There is a great buzz around the area," said Dwyer.

"We are very much aware of the quality of opposition in front of us. A great side. We will need to play beyond well to compete with them. They have big match day winners in every department and are a team who know how to win on the big day.

"But we need to focus on our game and play our way. Control the controllable. We also have match winners as we have shown in previous rounds. Our never say die attitude is big in this group along with a great buzz and they certainly enjoy playing cricket together both on and off the pitch.

"The Irish Senior Cup has been is a focus for the squad each year. This will be our 3rd final since our first win in 2012. That's not bad going bearing in mind the clubs who compete each year for the Bob Kerr trophy.

"Bready is a great venue and the forecast is looking good. Our supporters are travelling in numbers and that helps when it's gets tight. But we believe if we can produce a performance on Saturday and grab a slice of luck along the way. Uncle Bob might have to spend the winter in the Vineyard again! All the best also to Terenure and Malahide in Sundays National final."

Waringstown captain Greg Thompson is looking forward to the showpiece decider between two cricketing powerhouses.

"We are excited to play in our third Irish Senior Cup final in three years," said Thompson. The players have been enjoying themselves and played really good cricket throughout the season. 

"We have a good blend of experience and youth, and everybody is well aware of what their role is within the team.

"No doubt it will prove to be a great final between two of the top teams in Ireland."
 
Waringstown
James Hall, Adam Dennison, James McCollum, Lee Nelson, Shaheen Khan, Greg Thompson (capt), Marcus McLean, Kyle McCallan, Gary Kidd, James Mitchell, Phil Eaglestone, 12th - David Dawson

The Hills
Max Sorensen , Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, Albert Van der Merwe, Mark Donegan. Sean Terry, Hamid Shah, Ryan Cartwright, Naseer Shoukat, Tomás Rooney Murphy, Luke Clinton, Yaqoob Ali, Andrew Kavanagh, Mike Baumgart.