Kilgarvan opt back into division five as Dr Crokes B replace Kerins O'Rahillys B

Jason O'Connor

Published 19/03/2014 | 05:36

Can Duagh’s Maurice O’Connor, seen in action here against Beale, drive Duagh to promotion in 2014?
Can Duagh’s Maurice O’Connor, seen in action here against Beale, drive Duagh to promotion in 2014?

WHILE it looked like there would be a low entry of 11 for this year's proceedings, Kilgarvan's late re-entry into the Division means that they will be an even 12 teams like the others.

Strand Road have departed proceedings but are replaced by a B team of another senior club side, Dr Crokes.

This is the first time in a decade that the Killarney side have entered a second team in the League, how much success or otherwise they will have it remains to be seen but they have won a lot at Junior level in recent years so they will be expected to be competitive.

Duagh will start as the favourites for promotion, they looked a great bet to get straight back to Division Four last year but a shocking collapse in the second-half of their campaign denied them an instant return.

St Senans look the best of the relegated teams for an instant return while Moyvane will need to perform well without Paddy Curtin if they are to get themselves into such a position.

There is another side to Division Five this year and that is the prospect of '13-a-side' games.

Tuosist's troubles last year were well documented and both themselves and Valentia look the most likely of the teams involved to try and avail of this opportunity.

It's important to note that this opportunity is not mandatory on teams who do not wish to do so, so '13-a-side' games will be an exception in the most part.

Whether Sneem/Derrynane, Renard, Laune Rangers B, Ballydonoghue or Asdee can make an impact on proceedings this year remains to be seen but you can imagine the latter will be on 'cloud nine' after their success in the long awaited and delayed Munster Junior 'B' Knockaderry Final past Sunday.


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