It's difficult to find a bad word to say about Knockharley at the moment. The ground has come on enormously under the control of Ralph Condie (picking up the awards for best ground in Division 5-16 category at the recent Cricket Leinster dinner), the club's youth set up continues to develop, and most of all the 1st team is climbing the league ladder at an alarming rate.

A triumphant season for Balbriggan 2 who swept all before them, winning a third league title this century, 2004 and 2007 being the preceding successful seasons.

Balbriggan 3 won their first ever league title, and their first piece of silverware since the 1997 Minor Cup with an efficient display that saw them with a 6% lead of second place Wicklow County, and 30% over Adamstown back in third.

There is no getting away from the fact that this year's Division 5 is distinctly odd.

In this year's Division 8, there look to be substantially more teams who will be looking down to the bottom few places with trepidation, rather than looking upwards with excitement. Three teams need to improve on last year's showing just to avoid relegation, and another couple may have slipped a bit over the winter. Time to look at the runners and riders.

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