Category: Tournaments

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.

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Registration for Brian Walshe Cup 2019 Now Open

The 2019 edition of the Brian Walshe Cup will be held on April 27, 2019. Teams are now invited to register for the tournament through the registration link below. As with previous tournaments, the tournament will be used as a fundraising event for the Slowpitch National Team which is participating at the 2019 European Championships in July 2019. Entry fee is €150 per team Click Here to Register 

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

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

Semi-Finals

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.

Finals

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

Coed Slowpitch European Super Cup

Coed Slowpitch European Super Cup

Ireland were represented by TNT and Dodder at the 2018 European Super Cup.

After pool stage of the tournament TNT finished 4th in Group B and progressed to the medal round whilst Dodder just missed out on the top 8 in Group A, finishing 5th and competed in the 9-16 ranking at the tournament.

Unfortunately for the Irish representatives, the tournament was dominated by the British teams with Pioneers taking gold, H2O Silver and London Chromies finishing third. TNT finished best of the two Irish teams with a 6th place finish overall with Dodder finishing 11th.

The next edition of the tournament will be held in 2020.

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Brian Walshe Cup 2017 – April 8, 2017

Registration for the annual Brian Walshe Cup which will be on April 8, 2017 at the ALSAA sports grounds is now open. This is a great way to get back out on the field and play for the first piece of silverware of the season.

You will also be helping our Slowpitch National Team, with all proceeds going towards offsetting some of their costs to participate at this year’s European Championships.

Tournament Details:

Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 0900 – 1800
Venue: ALSSA Sports Grounds – Old Airport Road, Toberbunny, Dublin Airport, Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Entry Fee: €150 Per Team
Umpires will be provided on the day

Click Here To Register Your Team

Tournament Co-ordinator Brian Connolly (Brian@softball.ie)