Division 7 has the honour of starting the 2013 season, with today's (Sat 13th April) match between Clontarf 4 and Wexford Wanderers 1. Will either of those teams have a pennant on their table come the annual dinner in the Autumn?
Dublin University 2 may have the best chance of moving up. Although it is even harder trying to predict how a university side will perform from year to year, one thing in paricular is in Trinity's favour. The OCC have removed the "handicap" that balanced Dublin University sides only playing half a season, meaning that their sides have recieved a definite shot in the arm. With the players onbly having to make themselves availability eight times, and their points now getting equal weighting with the opposition, there may be no better time of a Trinity promotion.
Preview of RSA Division 13. Both Railway Union and Knockharley are looking much stronger for 2013, and the teams from these clubs in all divisions could be worth watching, especially the two in this division. As always, it is only an educated guess at this stage!