Most people expect the major domestic competitions to be a two-horse race this season but there is every reason to believe that there will be at least one fresh challenger emerging over the summer.
Despite finishing in the bottom half over the past four or five years there is always the suspicion that Bready are capable of an awful lot more and this could well be their chance.
The bowling looks strong- especially if Craig Young is fit and available and the top of the batting order boasts plenty of runs.
It is in the middle that the Magheramason men have felt the pinch, however they have enough about them to be competitive this time.
Skipper Scanlon is hoping the fact that they can call on the same squad as last season may help find that missing consistency.
"It's pretty much the same panel of players as has been here for the past couple of years with the added bonus of a couple of promising 17- year olds who will hopefully challenge the players in the first 11" said the Warriors bowler.
"Irosh is back for a second year so hopefully he will be able to maintain or even better his impressive form from last time.
"The important thing in an 8-team league is to hit the ground running. We have started slowly at times in the past and that means you're playing catch-up so hopefully we can get a couple of early wins to set us up."
Obviously a good start is important to all teams but if Bready can get out of the blocks early then this could be the year that they show their true potential.
Inconsistency has been the bugbear for the past number of seasons both in terms of results but also when it comes to getting out their first choice team, week after week.
Fix that and the top four is a real possibility.