In 2012, several members of Railway Union came up with the idea of a new T20 competition for the lower rungs of the Cricket Leinster ladder. The new competition was eventually named the Russell Court Trophy, and has succeeded in its aims of giving more competitive cricket for those players plying their trade in Division 13 or below.

Our final preview for the 2015 season's Open Comps Cup Competitions is here, with a look at the Leinster Senior Cup.

When listing the achievements of clubs, it is all too easy to blithely assume that most clubs regularly pick up one trophy or another. In reality, it is the lucky few who experience success on those sultry summer afternoons, and for many players cup glory remains just a dream.

There are a massive 24 league places between the 2014 league finishing positions of the highest and lowest ranked teams in this year's Middle Cup draw, and it is difficult to ignore those league positions - however romantic the dreams of a giant slaying cup run may be.

Club cricket can be a difficult beast to predict. There are hundreds of factors that go into how well any given side will perform come the summer - and most important of all is probably, will the side actually play well!?

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