Galway go into this year's novel Leinster SHC as defending champions and red hot favourites - can anyone stop them?
Wexford continue to build under Davy Fitzgerald but did they focus too much energy on the Allianz League?
Dublin are defintiely in rebuilding mode but Pat Gilroy will be boosted by the return of the Cuala players, fresh off the back of another All-Ireland club triumph.
Offaly have a new manager, a new training base and renewed hope.
Kilkenny are Kilkenny and you would be a fool to count them out.
However, despite the new round-robin format, the Sunday Sport panel could not look beyond the defending champions... do you agree?
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