Category: IOST

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Registration for IOST – Open

The previously postponed IOST has been reorganised as a one day event to be held in ALSAA on Saturday September 18, 2021.

Team entry cost is €150 and teams are advised to register as early as possible with registration closing Monday 13th September at 5pm.

Click Here to Register for IOST

Please note any registration for the original date of 21st of August does not carry over to this tournament, you will need to re-register.

Umpires & Game Balls for the tournament will be provided by Softball Ireland.

COVID guidelines are still in place and the latest Return to Play Protocol (RTPP) can be found here:

Teams from Northern Ireland may now travel to the Republic of Ireland for games provided they follow the additional medical advice on page 2 of the RTPP.

All games at the IOST will be streamed live.

If you have any questions please email


Softball Ireland Provisional 2021 Calendar

Softball Ireland are pleased to announce the provisional calendar for the 2021 season. You can use the interactive calendar below to view the dates for Softball Ireland, Softball Leinster, Softball Ulster and European Championships. Please note that although tournaments are being scheduled for 2021, these are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and may not go ahead given the restrictions in place at the time.

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

2020 Dates Confirmed

BWC 2020 & IOST 2020 Dates Confirmed

The Softball Ireland Board at its meeting on December 11, 2019 confirmed the dates for the 2020 IOST and BWC as follows:

BWC 2020

The annual start of season tournament and first major trophy of the year will return to ALSAA in 2020. As ever it will be an opportunity to blow off those cobwebs and get ready for the season ahead.

Date: Saturday April 25, 2020

Venue: ALSAA Sports Grounds

Registration Link: Click Here to Register Your Team

Cost: €100 per team

IOST 2020

Following on from the successful 2019 IOST tournament, Elaine Barr and Julie Trundle will again lead the planning and organisation of IOST 2020, promising that the first IOST of the new decade will be the best one ever. The tournament will be again played in the University of Limerick and accommodation links will be available shortly.

Date: Saturday & Sunday August 22/23, 2020

Venue: University of Limerick

Registration Link: Click Here to Register Your Team

Cost: €280 per team

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IOST 2019 Update

Hi softball legends! 

Julie Trundle and I have been working hard on some fun ideas for the social side of this year’s IOST! 

We have some exciting plans that we’d like to share with you below:

On Friday night we will be holding a fun quiz night with games. This will start at 9pm in the Sports Bar and we guarantee you’ll meet people that you never have before! We’ll have games like cornhole, beer pong, giant Jenga and lots more! 

Throughout Saturday we will have some fun photo frames circulating so teams can take some excellent pics to share on social media! 

Saturday night is party time at the Stables! As it’s the 30th anniversary of IOST, we are going to party like it’s 1989! We would love you to dress up (don’t panic though – this is optional) and there will be prizes for the best dressed team, so get those costumes ready! We’ll have glow sticks and 80s tunes (from a brand new DJ) and even a beer pong tournament! There will also be a BBQ at the stables starting at  approx 8pm. This will help to keep everyone together! We’ll confirm timings on this closer to the time, but please let your teams know that we’ll be seeing them on Saturday to sell tickets for €10! 

Just one thing to be aware of for Saturday night – the Stables now have a policy of no high heels and no open toed shoes – this is to avoid broken toes after a few sociables have been enjoyed! Please make sure your team know this in advance so they can pack the correct footwear! 

All weekend, we will be awarding some special IOST survival kits to some lucky people – we’ll keep the contents a surprise for now!! 

And the best news? On Sunday we have arranged an ice cream truck to provide free 99s for everyone – yummy! We have requested lovely weather, so this will be very welcome! 

See you in Limerick! 

Elaine B and Julie T

Click here for details on accommodation booking

University of Limerick

IOST Accommodation Booking Now Available

IOST 2019 will be held on August 3 & 4, 2019 in the University of Limerick.

The 2019 tournament will be held at the newly installed state of the art pitches and teams will have a choice of accommodation across the campus.

Entry for the IOST is now open and teams wishing to enter should complete the form at the following link – IOST ENTRY FORM


Teams will have a choice of two types of accommodation for IOST 2019.

The new pitches are located a couple minutes walk away from the Kilmurry accommodation which are non- ensuite.

Should you wish to stay in the accommodation used in 2018 please choose Cappavilla.

Accommodation for 2019 should be booked using the following link –

Kilmurry non ensuite code           Softballkv

Cappavilla ensuite code                 Softballcv


There will be a social programme on the Friday and Saturday night to make the tournament equally enjoyable on and off the diamond.

As ever if there are any questions please email 

University of Limerick

IOST Confirmed for August 3 & 4, 2019 in UL

Following the recommendation of the IOST Working Group, Softball Ireland are delighted to confirm that IOST 2019 will be held on August 3 & 4, 2019 in the University of Limerick.

The 2019 tournament will be held at the newly installed state of the art pitches and teams will have a choice of accommodation across the campus.

The IOST Working Group will be putting together a social programme for the Friday and Saturday night over the course of the summer to hopefully make the tournament equally enjoyable on and off the diamond.

Details for booking accommodation and entering teams will be circulated shortly.


Registration for IOST 2016 Open

The Annual IOST Tournament will be held once more at the University of Limerick Sports Grounds on Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14, 2016

Should you wish to register your team for the tournament please email with your team name.

A link for accommodation bookings and a final costs will be circulated shortly.


IOST 2015 Teams Confirmed

16 Teams have entered IOST 2015

Softball Ireland have received 16 entries for the 2015 IOST which will be held in the University of Limerick. The teams entered are listed below and we will be in contact in the coming days with regards to tournament format and details.


Belfast Softball Club




Galway Tribes



Marlay 1

Marlay 2



Sauce Monsters

Sons Of Pitches