nSeaford began the season as rankk outsiders in the division after two consecutive promotions, and initially struggled to adapt to the new level, before a brilliant run took them tantalisingly close to an unlikely promotion push, only to stumble at the last.
After an opening day win over Templeogue United, the Penguins slumped badly in the subsequent weeks, leaking goals in comprehensive defeats at Wayside Celtic and Ballymun which left them facing down the barrel of a relegation battle.
Things reached a nadir during an appalling second collapse against ROC Celtic in the LFA Junior Cup, but that also proved to be a turning point for Alan Burns's side, who lost just three of their next 18 matches , conceding less than a goal a game during a run which launched them up the table.
That spell included a brilliant run in the FAI Junior Cup, as the club reached the open draw section for the first time in history after wins over the previous season's finalists Usher Celtic, Lucan United and then Kilnamanagh led to a last 64 tie against Crumlin United. Seaford turned in a brilliant performance against one of amateur soccer's elite side, forcing them all the way before eventually succumbing to a penalty shoot-out defeat.
The bread-and-butter of the league campaign wasn't overlooked during the cup heroics, with highlights including Stephen Canavan's late winner over Sacred Heart and, most of all, a last-gasp equaliser from Darragh Roche against Ballymun
After a couple of setbacks either side of the winter break, the side stormed back early in 2022 with six straight league wins, including a battling win over Pats CY and a comprehensive rout of Wayside.
Those wins put the Penguins in the promotion picture, but the prize remained just out of reach, as the team fell to two narrow defeats in the final week of the season against Bosco and Home Farm.
But overall it was a season to be proud for for Alan Burns as his side, as the club's top side consolidated the progress made in recent seasons and more than held their own at the highest standard yet.