North County in transition as season starts
Much like the Germans, you write off North County at your peril, but this season could well be one without a trophy for Ireland's most successful club sides of recent times.
John 'Boy' Mooney skippers the Balrothery side and with him at the helm there certainly won't be any lack of effort from the players who take the field.
The Irish international discussed the new season with CricketEurope saying, " We have no new faces but Shane Getkate will be here for the start of the season so that's like a new player for us.
"There's no doubt we are a side in transition and again we will be looking to be competitive in the league and nobody will want to meet us in a cup.
"I'm expecting big performances this year from Adam Coughlan, Shane Getkate, Eddie Richardson and Ciaran Garry as they look to take their respective games to the next level."