Captain: Eoghan Delany
Professional: Ruan Cronje (all-rounder, leg-spin) is returning again.
Players in: Ryan Karunakaran
Players out: David Delany (Australia)
Young players to watch: David Vincent as he builds on last season and develops into a more senior player. John McNally, Aaron McGeehan and Luke Thomson all featured regularly throughout 2022 and will also be looking to build on the experience they gained.

The CricketEurope previews of Leinster clubs begin with Clontarf, who have a number of players missing ahead of the campaign, as captain Eoghan Delany explains.

"Realistically speaking, 2023 could prove to be a difficult season.

"We're without the league's best player, David Delany, and could see more limited availability from PJ Moor and Fionn Hand.

"While this will create chances for our younger players and new additions, 2022 showed that there's no easy wins in the Premier League and we'll need these players to find their feet quickly.

"The return of Ruan Cronje and his familiarity with Irish conditions is a huge boost in this regard.

"We eventually learned last season that in club cricket 230-250 (whether batting first or second) will win you far more games than you lose.

"As we move into June and July, if we can execute that as the simple basis for a game plan then there's no reason we can't finish 2023 chasing the title rather than avoiding relegation."

Their season begins on April 29th with two home clashes in the T20 Cup against Phoenix and Civil Service.