It is a while since we have produced a ‘Club Ranking’ based on where the teams finished in the league the previous season. The top ranked team in Open Competitions in 2022 were Balbriggan who score ‘1’. The highest ranked club accordingly is the one with the lower score.
The table is made up of the 11 clubs that have at least five teams in Open Competitions, excluding the Development League. The ranking of teams below the 5th XI are not counted for this table.
What the table shows is that Clontarf were the strongest club in Leinster, closely followed by Merrion. There was a sizeable gap then to four teams bunched together, Phoenix, Malahide, Leinster and Pembroke.
|5th XI||4th XI||3rd XI||2nd XI||1st XI||Total|
Other than Balbriggan, who are the Premier Champions, there are no other clubs with teams ranked higher than those of Clontarf or Merrion. Three of Clontarf’s teams occupied their respective top spots i.e. 5ths, 4ths and 2nds. Merrion’s 3rd XI was the highest placed 3rd XI in the league.