Previews of Division 1 and 2 can get down to the nitty gritty. Who has joined? Who has left? Purely and simply, what players does the club have? There's little doubt that this year there is more interest in Division 2 than there has been for a while. Clontarf's first appearance in the second tier since 2003 has been the main ingredient behind the interest, but shrewd signings by Balbriggan and Terenure, along with a refresh looking Malahide, mean that their is an element of wonder in Divison 2 at last.
Division 5 contains the remnants of the old Senior 3, and to this day is comprosed mainly of third teams. The very strongest third teams (Clontarf and Pembroke this year), play in Division 4, but the next level all play in Division 5, with six such teams doing it this year. It always makes for a tight league, so we'll try and pick through the noise, and come up with a Nate Silver-ish type prediction
Hopefully none of the clubs in Division 6 will take offence, but whereas some divisions have looked like having all the teams capable of topping the table, Division 6 is the opposite. Let me explain.
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?
It looks like being a real dog-fight in Division 10. Normally in these previews, there is an attempt to be positive about most teams. In this instance, I really can't see any team being weaker (or stringer than the rest). That won't stop a complete stab in the dark at the end!