RUSH

  • Captain: Neil Rock
  • Player Coach: Conor Armstrong
  • Players In: Jeremy Bray, Conor Mullen, Subramanya Ramnathpur
  • Overseas player: None

Rush have been one of the success stories of recent years in Leinster and Irish cricket, winning trophies at all-Ireland level at both youth and senior level.

They were unable to complete the National Cup treble last year, but look well placed to mount a serious title challenge this year with an excellent crop of youngsters, who are complemented by a hardened core of experienced players.

Jeremy Bray, Conor Mullen, Conor Armstrong, Tipu Gull, Shahid Iqbal, and Alan Eastwood have all been there, done that and have the t-shirt.

If new skipper Rock and coach Armstrong can gel the squad you get the feeling this could be a very special year at the club.

"The aim this season is to keep progressing, moving forward and developing the younger players at Rush," coach Conor Armstrong told CricketEurope. 

"This season we hope with the addition of Jeremy and a couple of other new faces we will be able to achieve this.

"Jeremy has a vast amount of experience as you know will be a huge benafit with his coaching background for the younger player.

"Conor Mullen signs from Terenure, and again he has been around the circuit for couple of years now and will be a good addition to the squad as will Subby who is also from Terenure. He a good medium-pace bowler and very consistent and a good bat.

"This trio from Terenure bring good experience which we needed with the very young squad. It has brought a nice balance of youth and experience.

"Stephen Doheny has huge potential as does Neil Rock so we will be looking for these guys to push on this season and help bring us to the next level. I expect both these players will play for the Ireland senior side in the not so distant future.

"Big Alan Eastwood is still running in hard as ever peppering lads in the nets! So hopefully he brings that aggression out onto the field, as he is still a very important player for us and will be key.

"Tipu had a good year last year and comes back for more this term another very important player for us.

"There are a few good young guys Alex Nearly, Aaron McGuire, Dan Thorne, Jack McGee and Nathan McGuire who will be pushing hard for places in the team.

"This year the player/coach role will hopefully be the last and I can slip back to just the coaching role. All in all I'm really looking forward to the season and am quietly confident we can keep moving this ship in the right direction."