28 May 2008

Challenge match with Cork announced

Its been confirmed with Cork Softball that we'll head to Cork on Saturday the 19th July for a the first leg of a challenge game. We might have a night out in Cork afterwards too!!

This is a good chance for both teams to get some competitive games before IOST so we'll try to send as many people down as possible. You can mark your calendar's now but don't worry about signing up for this yet we'll sort everything out closer to the date

Cork will come to Galway for the second leg on Saturday the 13th September

You can check out the pictures from our last visit to Cork in 2006 here

21 May 2008

Saturday training has now resumed

Just to let everyone know that Saturday training sessions will now will resume this coming Saturday (24 May) at 12:30 in Laurel Park.

This is generally a more targeted training session so if there's something specific you would like to practise (i.e., batting) then come along.

Also don't forget our regular Wednesday training session!

19 May 2008

New Galway Softball homepage

We have a new and improved homepage for you to check out, just click here to have a look

It's been officially announced on softball.ie too

16 May 2008

Tournament updates

MIST, UL, Limerick:
Unfortunately due to problems aquiring grounds for this, it is unlikely to happen this year. A pity, cause "The Hookers" have a trophy to retain. So the first big tournament of the year is most likely off.

Castleknock Bearcats Invitational, June 28th, Castleknock, Dublin.
Last couple of years we just fielded half a team in this mainly cause it was a week before MIST but as this is probably a no-go Im sure we can get at least a full team for this. So if you can let me know as soon as possible if you would like to go to this to secure your place on the team. If by any chance we have a lot of interest I will see if we can enter another team or pair up with a team like we did last year. Also the sooner we know the easier it will be to get accomodation if needed.

IOST August 23/34, Venue TBD:
This is the big tournament of the summer, a bit off yet so just mark your diaries.

BEST, Belfast, Sept:
More details later in Summer.

13 May 2008


Particularly for those new and those who don't have one. We have Jersies available to buy for the cost of €40. At present we only have a few spare but we are ordering new ones soon. So if you would like one, let me know at any stage over summer. These are limited quantities so let me know as soon as you'd like one to book one. The digital design is attached along with some of guys modelling the tops.

Just trying to keep track of our inventory. We had 2 or 3 spare ones lent out at the last tournament, which Ive lost track of, please let me know if you have any of these, I think you have a L one Jason?, not sure about others. Also we seem to be missing the Black/Green Easton bat, if anyone has this let us know.

2008 Registration

Here are the fees for this year:

Returning Members €40
New Members €30

This covers insurance, registration with ISA and use of/new equipment for club and general upkeep of club.

The main costs we have through year are tournaments entry/accom etc. As not everyone will go to these and to avoid too high registration fees whoever goes pay for these individually, with some help from club.

I have already paid registration for many of you who played last year with ISA.

For new players I will also need, Date of Birth and phone number.

I'd appreciate if can you pay Kevin as soon as you can

08 May 2008

Farewell Trish

For those of you who don't know we said goodbye to Trish last night in the Bierhaus (and also in Massimo's when they stopped serving in the Bierhaus!)
Trish is initially heading to the slightly sunnier climate of Florida but who knows where she'll end up after that

All the best in your adventures Trish and don't forget to check in with us every once in a while

Adios Amigo!

07 May 2008

Training tonight and some other stuff

Just a reminder that training will take place this evening as usual at 7pm in Laurel Park

I'm doing a stock take of the gear to see if we need to get anything this year, if anyone has any gear could they let me know who has it and where it is so we can keep track of it so that nothing gets recorded as missing when it shouldn't

Also I'll just give everyone a heads up that we'll start Saturday training sessions next Saturday week (17 May) at 12:30 in Laurel Park, if you can let someone know tonight or next week if you're coming as the earlier we know the numbers the better

And finally, I'm making a request for any old softball photos people have hanging around on their computers. We're in the process of updating our gallery but there are quite a few gaps so if you have any pictures you think would be a good addition let me know

See you all later