St Mochtas manager Brian McCarthy goes into the new season as the manager of the reigning champions.
As a result the Saints boss knows that his team now have a target on their back and as a result a tough league just gets tougher.
However, the boss seems excited by the challenge and claims with the title winning monkey off his sides back they will have a better ability to pick up points going into their defence.
McCarthy claims he is well aware retention will be difficult, but is adamant he and his team are in football to compete and challenge.
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