Mike Rice looks at the KDL standings division by division

KILLARNEY Celtic are leading the way and they are almost certainties to make it to the decider. However, there will be a tough battle for the second place up for grabs with The Park, Casteisland and Killarney Athletic the main challengers.

Reigning champions The Park have had a very busy schedule over the past couple of months reaching the Champions League final and are now in the last 32 of the FAI Junior Cup. Consequently they have a few games in hand on other sides but will have to win them to keep in contention.

Meanwhile Castleisland are beginning to make up good ground in recent weeks and won't be far away when it comes to the end of the season.

Killarney Athletic could also be in the picture as they have been performing well under new manager Alan Brady but more of their pedigree will have to be unfolded before they can be taken as serious contenders.

At the other end of the table Inter Kenamre are in deep trouble and will find it hard to work their way out of the relegation zone. Spa Raod are also living dangerously but have got a few wins together recently so they could have a chance of clawing themselves out of the danger area. Rattoo are also in relegation difficulties but they are good enough to get out of it by the end of the season. Dingle are also sailing on dangerous waters but they will come good and should end with a mid table finish.