VIDEO: 2014 Group 10 season overview

AT risk of sounding as monotonous and annoying as a guitar-wielding Bill-Ray Cyrus midway through Achy Breaky Heart, can anyone better Orange CYMS in 2014?

The green and gold juggernaut continues to go from strength to strength and, with three premier league premierships since 2010 now firmly locked away at Kelly's Hotel, the current decade is looming large as Orange CYMS'.

Etching their names into the history books, CYMS became the first side since the Lithgow Shamrocks in 1982, 84, 85 to win three Group 10 premier league titles in four years.

The club looks destined to further enhance its reputation in 2014.

No team has won four premierships in five seasons since Oberon in 1967, 69, 70 and 71, and with the best roster in the competition, adding that fourth crown is a distinct possibility.

Achieving it all, however, won't be easy.

It never is.

For CYMS, the looming Group 10 season won't be without its challengers.

Almost every side has recruited significantly over the course of the off-season, ramping up their respective bids to become Group 10's best and end CYMS' reign at the top.

And with new faces comes the one thing most captain-coaches dread - the unknown.

So how will the unknown quantities in Group 10 this year forge their names on the 2014 competition?

How will Bathurst St Pat's gun recruit Gary Reily fare in arguably the toughest bush footy competition in NSW?

Or Panthers' new halfback Blake Dean, a teenage pivot who guided Gundagai to the Group Nine grand final in his first season of top grade football in 2013, how will he handle the pressure?

Hawks? Can they replicate their best season in a decade.

Cowra has added representative class in Tim Holman and Jeremy Gordon, while Mudgee will be looking to bounce back with Jack Afamasaga now at the helm.

Blayney and Oberon, both have a swag of new players busting to take the former Group 10 big guns back to the top.

Lithgow will be without both Van Veens, Jono and Brendon, in 2014.

With word from the foot of the mountains eerily quiet, Workies is shaping up as this year's great unknown.

CYMS appear the frontrunners for a history-making fourth crown in 2014, but expect plenty of opposition in possibly the closest Group 10 competition in the green and gold reign.

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