There will be a youth exodus from Rush this winter with no fewer than four of the club's most talented teenagers off to Australia and South Africa.

The Kenure club has an array of quality cricketers and four of them are furthering their cricketing development by playing abroad.

The four are all part of Leinster and Irish youth cricket squads and clearly have bright futures in the game here.

Left-armer Diarmuid Burke, who is on his transition year, is off to Perth to the Academy there, where the legendary Dennis Lillee coaches.

His father Tom is originally from the city, and was a more than useful cricketer himself.

Jack McGee and Daniel Thorne will be going to Glenwood High School in Durban as part of the long-standing excellent student exchange programme run by Brian O'Rourke, while Nathan McGuire is also off to South Africa.

What an achievement for the progressive club who have enjoyed great success at national level winning six trophies with their youth sides and three senior titles.