Category: Indoor

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Softball Ireland Return to Play Framework

Softball Ireland are fortunate to have two doctors on the Board, representing North and South of the border respectively, as our medical committee. Following the most recent public health advice from the HSE and the NI Executive, they have presented initial return to play timelines to the Board. Following receipt of feedback from the regions, the Board have approved these as our national framework. The committee will now consider detailed return to play protocols (including playing rules), while the Board works with the regions on challenges such as insurance costs, field availability and competition structure. 

1. Seek to reactivate Softball Ireland insurance as of 20th July 2020.

2. Teams may train from 20th July 2020 provided insurance is in place, no more than two teams are present at the diamond and the Softball Ireland return to play protocols are adhered to.

3. Games may commence from 1st August 2020 provided insurance is in place, no more than two teams are present at a diamond and the Softball Ireland return to play protocols are adhered to.

4. No tournaments will be sanctioned in 2020, including BWC, IOST, SINCC, and club/national tournaments at home or abroad.

5. Team captains must submit electronically a list of attendees at training or games, within 24 hours, in line with HSE contact tracing requirements, for 6-week retention.

6. SI will make a final decision on Softball Ulster activity after the NI Executive publishes timelines for their recently published roadmap.

Expected return to play timeline
Expected Softball Ireland Return to Play Timeline

This position is subject to change as further information is made available to the public by the HSE and NI Executive. Final decisions on when games will be played, competition structures and fees will be set by Softball Ireland and the regions, subject to this framework and the SI Return to Play Protocols (TBA) being adhered to. The Softball Ireland Return to Play Protocols will be issued no later than the 30th of June 2020. Any questions to

2020 Tournament Calendar

Softball Ireland have published the provisional 2020 tournament calendar on its website.

The calender currently outlines the 2020 Softball Ireland, Softball Leinster and Softball Ulster calendar of events. Any clubs wishing to host a tournament during 2020 will shortly receive a link with an application form for tournament approval.

The calender will be updated throughout the season as additional club tournaments are announced and the Softball Leinster dates are confirmed.

Softball Ireland 2020 Tournament Schedule

Schedule Confirmed for January 2019 DIST

The second of the off season Indoor Softball tournament will be held in DCU on Saturday January 26, 2019.

The teams for the tournament have been confirmed and the schedule released.

  • 2Pak – Dublin
  • Brawlers – Belfast
  • Dodder – Dublin
  • Galway Hookers – Galway
  • Kegs – Dublin
  • Marlay – Dublin
  • Megamix – Dublin & Galway
  • Originals – Limerick
  • Sliders – Belfast
  • Suspects – Dublin
  • Thirsty Camels – Dublin
  • Wicklow Wolves – Wicklow

A couple of teams still have room for a body or two so if you haven’t signed up to a team for the tournament and would like to play contact Julie Trundle through the Facebook page.

For real time details and scores on the tournament please follow the DIST Facebook page by clicking here

Softball Ireland are delighted to have partnered with DIST on the prizes which we hope will help promote the game.


DIST 2019 Prizes

Fun Indoor Skills Day

Great Turnout for Indoor Coaching Session

After a successful skills day and Dublin Indoor Softball Tournament … no better plan that to run both together. With another excellent turn out in Firhouse today, the attending Players were put through their paces by Women’s National Team Head Coach Melanie Cunningham and her coaching team focusing on footwork, throwing fundementals and batting basics.

The day finished with a greatly contested 4 inning indoor game we suspect there will be some sore bodies in the morning but fun had by all.

Next Softball Skills Session: January 13, 2018

Next Indoor Softball Tournament: January 26, 2018

Indoor Softball Skills Day

Following on from the successful softball skills day in September and the wonderful Dublin Indoor Softball Tournament in early November, we are delighted to confirm that the Irish National Women’s coaching team are joining up with Julie and the indoor softball organisers to host a softball skills morning followed by a game or two on Sunday December 2, 2018 at 12:30.

When: Sunday December 2, 2018

Time: 1230 – 2:30pm

Where: Firhouse Community College, Firhouse Road, Dublin 24

We look forward to you joining us on what should be a fun couple of hours.

DIST 2018 Tournament Report

Indoor Softball is back – Originals Win DIST 2018

Indoor Softball came back to Dublin after a two year break and has found a new home in the excellent DCU sports hall.

Impressively half the participating teams were from outside Dublin together with four teams, Camels, Wicklow Wolves, Galway Tribes and Galway Hookers, making their indoor softball debuts.

The tournament format saw the teams divided into two groups of 6 consisting of 5 round robin games with the top two in each group qualifying the semi finals.

The Originals win DIST 2018.

Story of the day …

Group Stages

Group 1

Group 1, Originals, BSC and Hippetys all started strong with commanding first wins but then Originals took control by first beating Hippetys and then in a close match defeating BSC 54-31. Meanwhile Galway Hookers and Suspects got their first win.

After Lunch Originals juggernaut kept rolling, winning two more games and securing the top spot. While in the last group game BSC and Hippetys met to decide second. BSC game out strong scoring 44 points in top of first inning and although Hippetys made a strong come back, BSC doubled down with another 41 score and second and a semi-final spot was theirs.

BSC at DIST 2018

Group 2

2Pak and DynaKegs started the morning strong by winning their games by 124 and 60 points respectively and sounding off a warning shot that was going to be heard for the rest of the day, the Galway Tribes beat ReneHomers 51-46. In the very next game Tribes continued the upsets beating a surprised 2Pak 75-60 and the Tribes were now serious contenders. In the third round games of Group 1 and now on the verge of an early knockout, 2Pak fought hard to get back into the competition and squeaked past DynaKegs 43-31. With the Tribes winning again, going into Lunch, Tribes topped the group undefeated, with 2Pak and DynaKegs tied in second.

In first game after lunch for group 2, DynaKegs gave Tribes their first defeat of the day and now we had a three-way tie for top spot. Going into the last group game 2Pak had the advantage with 303 runs for, Tribes 221 with and DynaKegs with 217 runs for. This meant 2Pak held a strong advantage but had the toughest last game against ReneHomers.  And so it proved with 2Pak failing to take command but eventually coming out top and they won 49-33 and took top spot.  Now with just 4 runs in the difference, both DynaKegs and Tribes blew away their competition but it was DynaKegs, who won by 16 more runs, that took the last semi final spot.

2Pak at DIST


In the Semi-finals, BSC once again started strong and dominated the first inning and despite an energetic comeback from 2Pak, BSC stayed on top and booked their place in the final. In the second semi-final DynaKegs batted well but there was no stopping Originals dominance, a 70-40 win for originals and we had our two finalists Originals v BSC.


So to our final, Originals v BSC, BSC won the toss and if it was an omen how the rest of the final would go, well the Originals weren’t listening. Originals batted first and had 10 points with no outs, and continued to rack up the points with both the Limerick Boys and Girls smashing the balls against floor, netting and rafters. After 6 minutes they had amassed an impressive 37 points. Belfast came right back at them and although playing solid, too many late outs, left them with a solid 17 points but trailing 20 going into second half. Again Originals just continued to pound the court while at bat and beat their first inning score, finishing with 42 points, 79 in total.  Belfast went into the bottom of the last inning knowing they had to find 63 runs from somewhere, rarely done against Originals.  And despite some waylaid throws hitting Barry in the back, Belfast’s first few at bats were fruitless, which seemed to knock the wind out of them and after a long day of indoor they just couldn’t muster the last bit of energy. Originals held them to 6 runs in the inning and won the final 79-23.

Big thanks to Umpires and Scorers, Grace Kearney, Ruth Brady, Gerard Guckian and Jordan Sylver and to all teams and players for contributing to an excellent day…

Final Standings of DIST 2018
1st Originals
2nd BSC
3rd 2Pak
4th DynaKegs
5th Tribes
6th Hippety’s
7th Rene “whatever” Homers
8th Suspects
9th Sliders
10th Hookers
11th Wolves
12th Camel

Originals win DIST 2018

Originals best Belfast Softball Club in 2018 DIST Final

After an exciting day of Indoor Softball in Dublin City University, Originals Softball team have won the relaunched Dublin Indoor Softball Tournament beating Belfast Softball Club 79-23.

The Originals win DIST 2018.

The Final Standings of DIST 2018
1st Originals
2nd BSC
3rd 2Pak
4th DynaKegs
5th Tribes
6th Hippety’s
7th Rene “whatever” Homers
8th Suspects
9th Sliders
10th Hookers
11th Wolves
12th Camels

Thank you to Julie and Steve for getting the tournament up and going again together with the scorers and umpires for making the day run smoothly.

Report to follow shortly

Indoor Softball is Back – DIST 2018

After too long of a break, the Dublin Indoor Softball Tournament is back under the stewardship of its founder Julie Trundle

It was to our great delight that Julie Trundle approached Softball Ireland and volunteered to resurrect a tournament that had unfortunately dropped off the softball calendar in Ireland.

The tournament, to be held on November 11, 2018, has also found a new home in the DCU Sports Complex on Dublin north side and promises to be the best venue yet for what is always a fun day ran by an energetic Julie.

Softball Ireland are also very pleased that Julie Trundle accepted our offer and we are delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Trundle as the Softball Ireland Director of Indoor Softball.

Speaking about the appointment, Softball Ireland President Colum Lavery said “I was delighted when Julie volunteered to take on the role once more. Julie re-introduced indoor softball into Ireland a number of years ago and some of the best attended tournaments were when Julie ran them. Julie will bring her unique infectious positive energy to the tournaments and we look forward to them once more becoming “not to miss events” on the softball calendar.”

DIST 2018 Tournament Details

Tournament Schedule and Indoor Softball Rules may be found by clicking here

Details of how to get to DCU can be found by clicking here

Updates on the tournament or teams seeking players can be found through following the Dublin Indoor Softball Tournament Facebook Page

Indoor Softball Tournaments 2016 & 2017 Dates Announced – Sign Up Now

The 2016 WIST, Winter Indoor Softball Tournament, will take place on Saturday October 29, 2016 in ALSAA, Dublin Airport .

DIST Dublin Indoor Softball Tournament will take place on Saturday 28th January 2017

The cost of each tournament will be €120 per team and umpires will be provided but you will still have to score a couple of games.

To enter a team please forward your team name and contact details to and arrange to have €60 deposit per tournament (or the full amount if you want) transferred to the account detailed below on or before Friday 14th October. If you want to send a cheque let me know

Teams who played in the January 2016 tournament will have first option on places in the tournament.

This year we are offering a discount for entering both tournament now, with a reduced cost of €220 for both which must be paid in advance of the October 29 tournament.

If you are an individual who is looking for a team for the day you can also email

Once all teams have been confirmed the schedule will be sent out in the week of the tournament.

Account Name: Softball Ireland
Bank: Ulster Bank
Account No:14830057
Sort: 985040
IBAN IE82 ULSB 9850 4014 8300 57

Season Is Not Over Yet

Just because the league season is over doesn’t mean the Softball stops … we have an action packed September & October coming up, so don’t put away those gloves just yet!!!

Date What Time Where
September 24, 2016 SINCC Final 1000 Terenure Sports Centre
September 24, 2016 Softball Ireland Forum 1145 Terenure Sports Centre
September 24, 2016 T-Bolts Blitz 1400 ALSAA
October 1, 2016 Belfast End of Season 0900 Belfast
October 15, 2016 Masked Ball 1900 Hilton Hotel
October 29, 2016 Indoor Softball 0900 ALSAA

At the time of publishing, Softball Leinster have yet to confirm dates for the 2016 League Playoffs

DIST Schedule Announced

The 2016 Dublin Indoor Softball Tournament Schedule has been announced and is available below. We would ask all team Captains to be in attendance at 0930 for a Rules meeting.

Group 1 Group 2
Hairy Coos Kegs
Oddsox Dodder
Marlay Suspects
Sauce Monsters UCD
GB Drinking Charges
Belfast Packers
Time Home Away Umpire Score Time Home Away Umpire Score Time Home Away Umpire Score
10:00 Suspects Charges Oddsox 10:00 Kegs UCD GB Drinking 10:00 Dodder Packers Sauce Monsters
10:30 Hairy Coos Oddsox Suspects 10:30 Marlay Sauce Monsters Kegs 10:30 GB Drinking Belfast Dodder
11:00 UCD Packers Marlay 11:00 Dodder Charges Hairy Coos 11:00 Suspects Kegs Belfast
11:30 Sauce Monsters Belfast UCD 11:30 Oddsox GB Drinking Packers 11:30 Marlay Hairy Coos Charges
12:00 Kegs Dodder Oddsox 12:00 UCD Suspects GB Drinking 12:00 Charges Packers Sauce Monsters
12:30 GB Drinking Marlay Kegs 12:30 Hairy Coos Sauce Monsters Dodder 12:30 Belfast Oddsox Suspects
13:00 Lunch 13:00 Lunch 13:00 Lunch
13:45 Charges Kegs Hairy Coos 13:45 UCD Dodder Marlay 13:45 Packers Suspects Belfast
14:15 GB Drinking Hairy Coos UCD 14:15 Sauce Monsters Oddsox Charges 14:15 Belfast Marlay Packers
14:45 Dodder Suspects Oddsox 14:45 Packers Kegs Sauce Monsters 14:45 Charges UCD GB Drinking
15:15 Oddsox Marlay Kegs 15:15 Hairy Coos Belfast Dodder 15:15 Sauce Monsters GB Drinking Suspects
Semi Final
16:00 16:00 16:00
1st Grp 2 2nd Grp 1 1st Grp 1 2nd Grp 2 3rd Grp 1 3rd Grp 2
16:30 16:30 16:30
4th Grp 2 4th Grp 1 5th Grp 1 5th Grp 2 6th Grp 2 6th Grp 1