Richie is a left footed midfielder who is capable of playing through the middle or out wide. He joined Shamrock Rovers Under-19s from St. Kevin’s Boys ahead of the 2013/14 season before having a loan sell with Cabinteely.
He rejoined Shamrock Rovers’ Under 19 squad for the 2016 season and appeared on the bench numerous times for the senior squad before going out on loan to Drogheda United for the rest of the season in July 2016.
Richie made quite the impression at United Park as he was an ever-present during the course of the second half of the season. Having played a vital role in Drogheda’s play-off success, he joined the club on a permanent deal in November.
A disappointing season saw the Drogs relegated back to the First Division but Purdy re-signed under new manager Tim Clancy in January 2018.
Shamrock Rovers (2013-2016)
Cabinteely (loan) (2015)
Drogheda United (2016-)
Shamrock Rovers 2013-Present
Cabinteely 2015 (loan)
DroghedaUnited 2016 (loan)