It's been quite a few weeks for the O'Brien clan with the next generation of the famous Sandymount family showing signs of keeping the cricketing flame burning.

The latest instalment of the cricketing success story was a hat-trick on Tuesday night for Sean O'Brien, helping Railway Union to a comprehensive win against Rush in the Leinster Championship.

The 17 year-old bowled Alex Neary, and also hit the stumps accounting for Daniel Coffey and Sharukh Shamin to bring the clash at Park Avenue to a swift conclusion.

Sean O'Brien: Pic The O'Brien family

Sean's younger brother Robert scored a century for Leinster U13s in the interprovincials two weeks ago, while his father Ger also reached the hundred landmark last week.

Ger, a brother of Irish internationals Niall and Kevin, and son of Brendan 'Ginger' O'Brien, is a former Leinster interprovincial hockey player.

His wife Aoife was a prominent hockey player with the famous Loreto club, also representing Ireland, as did Ciara O'Brien, who was one of Ireland's most capped internationals.

Kevin O'Brien is of course Ireland's most capped cricketer, and he showed a welcome return to form with a match winning 60 against Zimbabwe to level the series.