Rush skipper Neil Rock has set his stall out to gain promotion for the club after their National Cup success.

Sunday's success was 'a bit special' for the Dublin teenager, but he wants to use that victory as a stepping stone for further success at Kenure.

"Sunday was a great day for the club winning our third national cup and with the final being held at home it made it that little bit more special," said Rock affectionately known as 'Pebbles'. 

The Irish U19 international highlighted the mix of youth and experience in the squad, as well as that most important of qualities needed for a promotion challenge - depth.

"This is the first year in a while that we’ve had 14/15 guys good enough to play in the firsts rather than the usual 11/12 which has kept everyone on their toes knowing you have to put in the performances to keep your spot in the team.

"Hopefully we can beat Railway Union next week and give ourselves a chance of getting promoted in the play-off as I think we’re definitely ready for the next level.

"We’re a side filled with youngsters who are getting better and better each week with the help of the experienced lads like Conor Armstrong, Tipu Gull, Shahid Iqbal and Allan Eastwood."

Former Irish international Conor Armstrong played a pivotal role in the win over Limerick as he top scored with 90, and rated the game as one of the most enjoyable he had played in.

"It was a great game from start to finish," said 'Doc'.

"Limerick started well and put us on the back foot straight away. They played really positively and we just had to be patient. Deep down I knew we would get chances but when the score board keeps running down you get a bit anxious!

"But we stuck at well, with 10 overs to go it was really in the balance and could have went either way - this time luckily it went our way.

"Our lads kept at it and we pulled through in the end. Full credit to Limerick who were excellent and really pushed us to the max. They have some very good players.

"Overall it was a great game of cricket, in front of a great crowd and good pints  -well done to all involved."

Like Rock, Armstrong wants to finish the season on a high note, and would dearly love to secure that promotion slot.

"We have one more huge game against Railway Union in a shoot-out for second in the league and the playoff.

"There's still a lot to play for this season and we won't be resting on our laurels after winning the cup."