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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

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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 – https://campuslifeweb.ul.ie/LimerickBnB/

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 president@softball.ie 

I.O.S.T 16th-17th August 2014

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The IOST is nearly upon us. It will be held this year in The University of Limerick All Weather pitches. I think all that were there last year and the year before agreed it is a great venue to hold this yearly event regardless of the weather conditions. Entries will fill up fast so ensure you book early from Monday 7th July to secure your team’s entry. The cost per team will be between €350 per team. A non-refundable deposit of €100 will be required to secure your teams.

The use of the changing facilities will be available beside the pitches along with food and a fully stocked bar.

We will supply balls for the competition and are hoping to have each field umpired for both days and each team will get loads of softball time along with the traditional Friday night pre-drinks gathering and the Saturday night festivities. 

I would ask teams that have not registered to do so quickly as places will book up fast. 

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Drumroe Village (3 min walk to fields and bar)

Please book your accommodation directly with Drumroe Village on (061) 202977 or fill out the form below and fax it in.

€29 per person per night.

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Travelodge (20-25 min walk to fields)


€39 Friday Night Per Room

€59 Saturday Night Per Room