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The NT&DL Division 2 – 2016/17 PREVIEW

The new look NT&DL Division two is consisting of teams from both last seasons division two and division three as well as the return of BT Harps B.

This division is always the hardest to predict and even moreso now but we think it will be a division in which Gurtagarry FC should go on to win. Finishing 3rd in last seasons division two the Blues have really improved over the past few seasons. Challenging them should be the returning BT Harps B and Borrisokane B as they both have strong squads in both A and B, something of which should really help throughout the season.

It could be a step too far too soon for the likes of Templetuohy and Rearcross B as they have struggled in recent seasons in Division 3 so this could be a season that is in desperate need of guts and heart from both.

stoppagetime.ie Prediction.

1. Gurtagarry Fc
Strength in depth and a good knack for goal should see them through this division.

2. BT Harps B
The returning BT Harps B will be there or thereabouts all season as the club look to make amends from 2 years ago.

3. Borrisokane Fc B
This side have been quietly improving over the past few seasons and with Borrisokane A now in the Premier it is only natural that some players move back to the B setup and in turn should improve their chances.

4. Ballywilliam Utd
Last seasons division three champions will look to build on that success and hopefully bring their fantastic scoring record with them to consolidate themselves as a top half team.

5. Ballymackey Fc B
Another team that always does well and should do so again with the help of last year’s youths. Mid Table for the lads from Balinree.

6. Cloughjordan Fc B
Cloughjordan B always start as an unknown quantity and could make this prediction look very foolish if they get things right from the start.

7. Lough Derg Fc B
Normally a feast of fine young players, Lough Derg will look to restart again and hopefully play much better than last season.

8. Clodiagh Rangers B
Again this could be another prediction buster as Clodiagh on their day could beat anyone in this division. Consistency though has been their kryptonite and stoppagetime.ie think this season might indeed be another struggle for the Drombane side.

9. Rearcross Fc B
Normally a mid table division three side, Rearcross could well and truly struggle here throughout. It is certainly a major jump in standard but as it is the NT&DL anything can happen.

10. Templetouhy Fc
For the past few years Templetuohy have struggled alot but with Barnane Fc now defunct one can only wonder if they are now at Templetuohy. If so they could indeed be a mid table outfit but if not then a long and tough season awaits these.

stoppagetime.ie would like to wish each and every team the very best of luck this season and we hope to see ye all along the way.

James Kirwan

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