The season starts here… Men’s Division Two

The summer’s transfer dealings have again seen a large number of division two’s best talent depart to try their hand in division one in 2010/11 but the formation of the Rathgar Chiefs and the format where each of the seven sides plays the rest three times makes for a fascinating new season.

Action tips off this weekend with two ties, the afore mentioned Chiefs making their competitive debut against Navan at the idyllic High School venue (1pm). They do so with a groin worry over Graham O’Neill while Jonny Orr is away for the weekend.

Bray, meanwhile, host Suttonians in the day’s other game at the Loreto school at 2pm looking to replicate their 4-2 win in the Neville Davin Cup last season. Clontarf and Dublin University’s tie has been postponed as the students receive a couple of week’s grace while Avoca enjoy the bye weekend.

To read the full preseason preview for all the side’s in division two, follow the links below:

* Avoca will hope they can replicate Stephen Brownlow’s goal following his departure to Glenanne

* Bray endured a tough season and with Simon Cox moving to Monkstown, it will be hard again

* Clontarf’s relegation from division one has seen their panel return to one close to that of three years ago

* Trinity have attracted their usual share of decent young talent with Neal Megarity, Stephen Roberts and Stuart Malcolm on board

* Navan’s novel 3-3 draw with Railway Union’s ladies was Johan Casparsson’s opening gambit as the Badger’s coach

* Rathgar Chiefs have made some eye-catching signings for their debut season, including Paul Tuthill

* Suttonians’ injury concerns see Richie Wormald, Eoin O’Reilly and Raoul Holden all suffering serious lay-offs

Fixtures: Bray vs Suttonians, 2pm, Loreto, Bray; Rathgar Chiefs vs Navan, 1pm, High School

Men's Leinster Senior Div 2