The season hasn’t even started yet, but already one of our teams has earned promotion after another side withdrew from a higher league.
Bray’s Heidenfeld have requested relegation to the Ennis despite finishing mid-table in the Heidenfeld last season, so our Ennis, having finished third last season, have been given first dibs on the gap. We’ll be favourites for relegation as in 2010, but sure it’ll be good for us! We now begin the season with a home tie against Elm Mount – newly relegated from the Armstrong – on Wednesday the 26th. We met in 2010, when we were relegated and they were promoted – a 7-1 defeat with 6 players is something we’ll be looking to avoid this time!!
With two extra players on the Heidenfeld compared to the Ennis, as well as an extra player on our third team after their promotion from the BA, there’ll be three extra spaces on the O’Hanlon, allowing some of the Bodley to step up a couple of divisions.