Cutters fever hits town as residents get into footy hype
DECKING out the town in red and white, Killarney residents have displayed an overwhelming show of support for the Cutters today, as they battle the Ingewood Roosters in the Border Rugby League grand final.
For the first time in four years, the Cutters have made it to the final, and Killarney schools and businesses are hoping for a big win.
Killarney State School swapped uniforms for the team's colours yesterday, with the entry of the school decorated with balloons and streamers.
Grade 9 student Marley Cooper said she is excited to watch the game on the weekend.
"I hope it's a good game you know, a really close game", she said.
Grade 7 student Nichola Kirkpatrick agreed, and said her favourite part of the grand final would be getting the chance to cheer people on.
Even the prep students were on board, with a general consensus that the "tackles" and "high kicks" will be the most fun to watch.
Out on the streets of Killarney, red and white was the prominent decor for the fronts of homes and businesses.
Staff member Caitlyn Flint from Gorgeous Coffee Lounge said she wasn't sure how the game was going to turn out, but she was keen to watch it.
"I can't wait," she said.
Nowlan's Stock and Station Mel Nowlan was super supportive of the local team.
"Keep it together boys, bring it home," she said.
"We're gonna win - we're gonna flog 'em."
Cathy Barden from Killarney Cuts recalled the friendly pranks between the Cutters and the Roosters, and said there was a massive community spirit online, with everyone sharing and talking about the match.
"Someone put a big Rooster's sign in Killarney and it was so high, no one could reach it to get it down," she said.
"They've got to win, I wish them good luck and all the best."