Most championship dreams are beyond reason but success has many forms. It needn’t be a piece of silverware. What exactly what should satisfy county boards from their respective teams this summer?
Will fancy giving Cork a rattle should they beat Limerick. A good qualifier run would be adequate.
Will be tested next month but they should be in the July 5 final. All-Ireland semis would be success.
Another unbeaten championship anticipated although will be wary of Tipp and a wounded Cork.
Did incredibly well to avoid relegation but might find Clare are stronger in some departments.
Should beat Waterford and then give Kerry a test. All-Ireland quarter-finals are a real prospect.
Had most disappointing Division 4 campaign. A win in the qualifiers would be encouraging.
An Ulster semi-final spot on the back of beating a fancied Fermanagh and take it from there.
Their manager has spoken of an Ulster title and it is within their capabilities although there are buts.
To build on their U21 provincial success, they must be something more than attritional. Tough order.
An Anglo-Celt Cup will be considered but making the last 12 of the championship would be credible.
Broke mould when winning 2011 and '12 Ulster SFCs from preliminary tie. Older, wiser and better.
Optimism is unlikely to be dampened by poor Division 2 final show. Ulster final a reasonable aim.
An Ulster final appearance will be a medium-term goal although Monaghan likely to stand in way.
A third Ulster final appearance will be in the sights. Cavan likely to provide the biggest hurdle.
A grudge match tomorrow week and another if they win it. Beat Donegal and they will believe.
A first Connacht title in seven years and knocking Mayo off their perch would be a significant return.
Without Emlyn Mulligan, Leitrim supporters aren't anticipating a lot. Must avoid a winless summer.
Appear to be at a lower ebb this season compared to recent seasons. Any win would be cherished.
No honeymoon for new management. More Connacht dominance and claim Sam once more.
If a Connacht title is not achieved, an All-Ireland quarter-final would be next best alternative.
With a good coach at the helm, should target a provincial final. If not, a scalp or two via the backdoor.
With Brendan Murphy having left, few expect them to beat Laois. Win a game, any game.
Leinster almost taken for granted at this stage. Knocking Kerry off their perch would be ideal.
Jason Ryan won't be manager in 2016 unless a Leinster title or All-Ireland semi-final spot is attained.
With Dubs on their side of the draw, a Leinster final is unlikely. Making last 12 would be satisfactory.
Already a good season with promotion to Division 3. Create a shock or two and it will be a great one.
Two summer victories would go a long way to boosting a county that dropped to Division 4 this year.
Anything less than a fourth consecutive Leinster final would be a failure. Must improve thereafter.
A meeting with Dublin and how much of a damage limitation job they can do should they face them.
Need a summer of stability after a second successive relegation. Leinster semi-final.
Their sights are lower than most after relegation to the lowest tier. A couple of victories.
The lowest-ranked team in the country. Beating Meath would make supporters forget the league.
Breaking the provincial hoodoo would put relegation and off-field controversies well behind them.
For confidence's sake, retaining provincial crown has become more important after poor NHL final.
No worries if they don't go all the way in Munster but moral victories in Croke Park must be avoided.
All or nothing in Eamon O'Shea's last season in charge. Winning Munster would ease the heat.
Whether it's through Munster or not, the league success should given them a platform to last six.
Took Laois by surprise after a disappointing spring. Making last eight of province would be a boost.
Face a tough task now to make the Leinster quarter-finals but it would be a major step forward.
Backed by such a seasoned side, Ger Cunningham will be aiming for Croke Park come August.
Anthony Cunningham under as much pressure as O'Shea. All-Ireland semi-finals are a must.
Defeat to Antrim has made life more difficult. Must qualify for Leinster proper to sustain positivity.
The same again, please. Winning Liam this year could even rival the sweetness of 2012 or last year.
Two wins, whichever way they come. A Leinster semi-final and a qualifier run would be nice.
Another win today and taking a step into a provincial quarter-final would indicate progress.
A first visit to Croke Park since 2008, be it in a Leinster semi-final or All-Ireland semi-final.
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