The new season kicks off on Saturday and the big question is can anybody stop Enniskillen Rangers making it three titles in a row.

Michael Kerr’s outfit have been the dominant force in recent years having landed back to back league titles and three Junior Cups on the bounce and many will be tipping them to get their hands on silverware at the end of the season.

The Ball Range side though have lost key players going into the new season, not least captain Willie Burleigh who along with David Crozier has decided to hang up the boots while others are away or injured.

‘Gers boss Kerr has therefore played down his side’s chances in the league this season, stating that a top four is their goal, but they still have plenty of quality to call upon in the likes of Jason Keenan, Christopher Currie and Richard Johnston and whoever finishes above Rangers are very likely to be champions at the end of the season.

Tummery Athletic are sure to be one side that will be challenging for the Mercer Cup.

Gerry Love took over the reins of the Dromore side last season and had them challenging in league and Junior Cup with Athletic finishing runner up in both to Rangers.

Known as a good cup side, Love was determined to turn Tummery into a league force which he did last season and he will be looking to build on a fine first campaign.

The loss of Cathal Beacom to Enniskillen Town is no doubt a blow for Tummery but they were far from a one man team and with the likes of the McNabbs, Sludden, McCaffrey and Hanna they are going to be among those sides battling it out at the top end of the table this season.

Beacom’s return to Enniskillen Town is a big boost for Rory Judge and his side and after a busy summer of recruitment, Town could well be serious contenders for honours this coming season.

Ryan McCluskey has rejoined the club and along with James McKenna will provide experience when available while they will also look to the likes of Frank Wallace, Conall Quinn and Brendan Lilley. This is as strong a squad as Judge has had available to him in a number of years so expect them to be there or thereabouts as they look for silverware in their 50th anniversary year.

There has been a change at the helm at Strathroy Harps with Darren Teague taking over from Benny McElholm. Teague though knows the club inside out and what it takes to win with the club and as has been the case over the last number of years, they will be expected to be contenders.

NFC Kesh struggled to build on a great first year under Nicky Noble last season and with Noble stepping down at the end of the season Scott Robinson came in as his replacement.

Robinson has lost Ryan Morris and Alex Holder to Ballinamallard but has brought in a number of players and still has the likes of talisman Mark Jones to call on.

The new manager feels that he has a good squad to play with and has made no secret of the fact that he wants to win a trophy.

Irvinestown Wanderers are again under the management of Ryan Beacom and when they have everybody out they are a team to be reckoned with. GAA commitments does leave them without key players at times but they will be looking towards the top half of the table and will also have an eye on a cup run.

Last season was a disappointing one for Kyle McCleery and his Lisbellaw charges as they were caught up in a relegation battle. He will be hoping that they are not in the same situation again this season and will be targeting a good start to the season. Paul McGrath and Stuart Cochrane will again be key men for the ‘Law as they look for improvement this season.

Beragh Swifts finished last season in fourth spot and they will be keen to build on that this time around while Killen Rangers had a top half finish last season but manager Gary Sproule says that their main aim is staying in the division after losing three players over the summer.

Dergview Reserves ended last season well and will be keen to have a higher finish while promoted sides Omagh Hospitals and Magheraveely will be eager to make an impression although first and foremost it will be about securing their status in the top flight.