Losses to Phoenix in April and Cabinteely in September, but between that, Merrion 7 put together a marvellous run of nine straight victories to lift the Division 12 title, their first ever league title.

The long twenty-six year wait is finally over for Clontarf 6, after they lifted their first piece of silverware since a Junior C league title in 1990.

2016 could be the closest Division 1 season for a long time, and a case can be made for every club. A cop out possibly, but below is Cricket Leinster's preview of the 2016 Division 1 season.

Division 4 is made up of three very distinct groups of teams. There are the first teams, who are not too far away from playing at the highest level of the sport in Leinster, and could be the next North Kildare. Civil Service, Dundrum and Greystones all fit this category. Then there are a few second teams who know that this is a rung lower than second teams should really be playing. They want to be back in Division 3, and that will be the aim of The Hills 2, Railway Union 2 and Phoenix 2. And then there are a couple of teams who are really at the very limit of what a third team can achieve, and who are doing pretty well to be in Division 4 at all. Into this category fall YMCA 3 and Merrion 3.

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

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