For all the oohs and aahs that surrounded some divisions in 2012, Division 3 was the one league that kept followers not so much on the edge of their seats, as in a perpetual mid air state somewhere beteen falling off the seat, and hitting the ground. Balbriggan spent most of the final day in a desperate battle to avoid relegation, before emerging as Division 3 champions. It was that sort of season. In many ways, not much has changed. Balbriggan 1, Merrion 2 and Civil Service 1 have been replaced by Laois 1, Malahide 2 and Cork County 1. and the eventual performance of these three teams will be crucial in the outcome of the division.
Division 8 throws up some exciting possibilities, with most clubs having reason to think they can be top of the pile come September. But which do we think will come top? Read on. Four first teams are in this division, and all will be in the shake up for promotion. Adamstown's progression has been well documented, but whether they can acheive successive promotions is open to question. Dundalk are in exactly the same position. Masses of potential, will definitely move higher, but whether it will be this year, I'm not sure.
Preview of RSA Division 11. A tight division, with new clubs, and existing heavyweights, No clear favourites though, so we'll go for Wexford Wanderers to take the division come September