Record: Won 14 Drew 2 Lost 2 Pts 44 Goals For 92 Goals Against 18
Coach: Craig Fulton
Captain: Paddy Conlon
Players In: None
Players Out: Tim Hill (TRR), Stephen Doran (Glenanne)
Summary: As with Glenanne, preparing for Ronan Gormley, Tim Lewis, David Harte and potentially Conor Harte’s globe-trotting will be an interesting sub-plot. The loss of Stephen Doran has been absorbed by the maturing Stephen O’Keefe but the squad has been further trimmed by back-up players Byron Dunne moving to France after Christmas and Stephen Smyth moving to Madrid. South Africans John McInroy and Ian Symons, though, need no time to bed in this season and results against YMCA (7-0) and Bray (3-0) suggest they are in the mood. Pembroke have been the best tournament squad for the past two years with back to back Club Championships titles but they won nothing domestically last year. With so much talent available, it is almost inconceivable they won’t win the league this year. They should make the early running. Can they hold onto it?
First three games: Kilkenny (h); YMCA (a); UCD (h)