09 September 2011

Season Review 2011

This season started early back in stormy November 2010 in the Galway leg of the IV's. And we got off to a good start, winning both the Plate and the inaugural Galway Championship against NUIG Base Invaders. Should also be noted that we almost caused an upset against the All-Ireland Champions here, the Limerick Originals, holding them to a draw in the round robin stages.

Flash forward to April 2011, the Limerick IV, in hot sunshine we reached a second consecutive plate final, losing out to the UL 55's in the end.

Season proper started then, first up our first participation in the "Niall Mellon Trust Charity Blitz" in Castleknock College, kept up our run of final appearances here, winning the plate against the Renegades.

Next blitz was again in Castleknock at their invitational which we never miss. Due to our exploits in the previous blitz we were deemed strong enough for the competitive section. Held our own pretty well here going down by just 1 run in the semi finals to a Sluggers/BatPak mixed team.

In between the tournaments we also played our Munster League games, won 1 (or first in the munster league) and lost 1 against Cork and lost both against Limerick, so finished joint second with Cork in this.

This left the big tournament of the year, the IOST. We had only won a trophy once before at this way back in 2001. We put in good performances all weekend in this and battled our way to the final against a Renegades team. In a low scoring final we won out 3-0 in the end and claimed the Plate trophy.

Last but not least our annual MVP awards were presented at the end of the season. Winners for 2011:

Male MVP : Martinus Meela
Female MVP : Angelica Dooley

All in all a very successful season, lots of silverware, thanks to everyone who was part of it.