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Killester can step up to the top flight

The country's top amateur title chase is back in business this weekend as the LSL Senior Division contenders and pretenders take the starting line.

Looking to shake up the top flight over the next nine months will be new boys Killester United, who make their Senior Division debut tomorrow when they take on Glebe North in their curtain-raiser at Haddon Park.

United have cut through the intermediate sections like a scalding hot poker through ice-cream since their arrival on the LSL scene, clinching three promotions on the bounce.


Tomorrow, though, Joey Graydon's side begin their toughest term yet as they take on some of the best amateur clubs in the country.

Not that United will wilt under the challenge. The northsiders will look to make their excellent Haddon Park home a fortress this season. United are well capable of holding their own in this division and even upset some of the more established sides along the way.

With strikers of the calibre of Mick Keogh and Davy Lacey looking sharp in pre-season, maybe Killester could fire their way to a top-six finish or higher.


Killester United v Glebe North

Two northside outfits looking to get their season off to a positive start. Killester are new kids in town and are itching to claim their first ever Senior Division win. Glebe are a side making steady progress over the past few seasons under Liam Kelly. He has built a young, competitive team in Balbriggan and will look to take advantage of any opening-day United nerves. Killester, though, will be eager to impress and should start the season with a win. Verdict: Home Win.