Another dominant season for Clontarf who completed the league and cup double, the league being their 12th Senior/Division 1 title. Whilst the batting was more then dependable, there was one bowler who's return was frankly astounding, and last year kept under the radar somewhat.
Whilst it was not the biggest surprise of the 2015 cricketing season, The Hills won Division 2 by a convincing margin, lifting their 10th league title in total.
Once again it was a team effort for Merrion, with seven players contributing in a major way to the nine wins.
Fortress Malahide is a familiar phrase in cricket marketing speak, but there was a large helping of truth when describing Malahide's season in 2015
The draws for the 2016 Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup and the National Cup have thrown up the normal mix of intriguing ties, and has left all the provinces thinking they have tough draws, with Leinster being no exception
A triumphant year for Phoenix 3, who won all twelve of their league games that were completed, winning Division 5 by nearly 25%. It was the team's 10th league title (following up on the Division 6 title last year), and the 6th time they have won the tier 5 league title (they also won the fourth tier Middle A in 2003)
From the lowest points total of a champion in Division 6 to the leading league points score in Division 5. Phoenix claimed the league honours here both in terms of percentage and points. They lost 2 games to no result, but were undefeated in the other 12 games. They are one of only two champions through the 16 divisions to be undefeated (the other being YMCA in Division 11).
Knockharley responded to the disappointment of being put in Division 6 for 2015 in the best way possible, by winning the title, and putting to bed any doubts over their right to be in Division 5. It was Knockharley 1's sixth league title, and their first since 2009
Merrion picked up their fifth league title, their first since 2011, and the third time they have won the seventh tier league in Leinster cricket. So far so good, but it is tempting to wonder how this team is so much better than any other fifth team in the province (Railway Union and Leinster are the next best. 27 and 28 places respectively down the league ladder.
Merrion topped Division 7 both in terms of points scored and percentage. Their league record was 9 wins, 2 losses and 3 no results. Their points total of 212 is the fourth lowest by any champions. Pembroke managed to crawl out of the pack at the very end of the season to finish second in Captain Stephen Willis’ first season at the helm, but rather than quit whilst ahead he continues in the role next season.
Bagenalstown 1 lifted their third league title, and their first since 2001, a title all the sweeter after we predicted them to come bottom of the league!
If my memory serves me correctly, Bagenalstown suffered multiple relegations throughout the Club in 2014. They have proved their bouncebackability straight way with a league title
It would be churlish to point out that North County 4 won less games than two other sides in the league (although I just have!). Seven wins and three losses was just about enough to pinch the title from Adamstown 2, with four games falling victim to the weather. Closer inspection reveals that County would probably have done a lot better if it weren't for the weather - the four games called off were all against bottom half sides - Mullingar, Sandyford (two matches) and The Hills.
North County are the only league champions who had fewer points than two of the chasing pack and yet still won the league on percentage. Greystones scored 21 more points, but finished fourth, whilst Adamstown scored 17 points more and finished second, just 0.04% behind the winners. It has to have been so very tight at the top, proving that even in defeats, every point counts.
A fairly convincing campaign from Dundalk, who lost only twice. They may well have had a couple of regrets - the only time they played runners-up Swords, Swords prevailed by two wickets. The other slight asterisk against the win, is that the lowest that Dundalk have finished since they entered the league in 2011
What a great result for Dundalk, a relatively new club in County Louth. A record of 10 wins, 2 defeats, 1 no result and only 1 walkover win saw them top the table on percentage and points
YMCA were one of only two teams to get through the league season unbeaten - Phoenix 3 were the other. The two crucial games of the season were within six days of each other at the end of the season, when YM played eventual runners up Castleknock 2 twice.