It was another excellent season for Rush, capturing the National Cup for a third time, as well as their youth side winning yet another trophy at All-Ireland level.

They were consistent in the league, just missing out to Leinster in the Premier League promotion play-off slot.

In the end it mattered little, as the league structure revamp means it's all change for 2019.

The batting was led by Stephen Doheny, who hit a superb 1122 runs at a great average of 51.00, leading the run charts by a considerable margin.

Irish youth international Neil Rock was second with 569 runs at 28.45, while former Irish international Conor Armstrong made 463 runs at just under 30.

Shahid Iqbal did well in making 407 runs at 33.91, while Conor Mullen hit 353 runs and Sadaat Gull 347 runs.

Others worthy of note were Prasanth Viswanath (213), Allan Eastwood (204) and Subramanya Ramnathhphur (193).

The bowling unit was consistent, with five players passing the 20 wicket landmark.

The opening pair of Daniel Coffey and Allan Eastwood led the way, with Coffey taking 33 wickets at 20.69, while Eastwood take 32 wickets at 24.65.

Stephen Doheny returned 25 wickets at a fraction under 20, while both Shahid Iqbal and Alex Neary took 20 wickets each at 26.70 and 25.40 respectively.

Other double figure contributions came from Aaron McGuire (18 at 23.38) and Ramnathphur (14 at 27.78).

Doheny completed a superb all-round season by winning the fielding award, taking 21 catches, while there were eight apiece for Conor Armstrong and Daniel Coffey.

Neil Rock also took 19 catches with the gloves.

The club have made clear their intention to challenge seriously in 2019 with the recruitment of a quality overseas player as well as Jarred Barnes, so it promises to be another exciting campaign at Kenure.

RUSH BATTING 2018

  • Stephen Doheny 1122 runs at 51.00
  • Neil Rock 569 runs at 28.45
  • Conor Armstrong 463 runs at 29.93
  • Shahid Iqbal 407 runs at 33.91
  • Conor Mullen 353 runs at 23.53
  • Sadat Gull 347 runs at 28.91

RUSH BOWLING 2018

  • Daniel Coffey 33 wickets at 20.69
  • Allan Eastwood 32 wkts at 24.65
  • Stephen Doheny 25 wkts at 19.96
  • Shahid Iqbal 20 wkts at 26.70
  • Alex Neary 20 wkts at 25.40
  • Aaron McGuire 18 wkts at 23.38