17 June 2009

Provisional 2009 Tournament Schedule

Details of tournaments we have lined up, including a new Limerick tournament.

1. Castleknock Invitational Sat 18th July
See: here for details
If you haven't already done so can you let me know yes/no if you would like to go to this, we would like final numbers by next week.

2. Irish Open Softball Trophy, Sat/Sun August 15/16, UCC, Cork.
Full details of this to follow. For those who don't know, this is the big tournament in Ireland, up to 34 teams take part from Ireland the UK and Europe. Again please let me know as soon as you can if you haven't doen so already if you intend going or not to this.

3. Cash Ball Tournament, Sept (exact dates TBD), UL, Limerick.
This announcement is preliminary but it looks like this will take place. This is run by the Munster Softball Team. Details are attached.

10 June 2009

Castleknock Softball Club Annual Invitational Blitz 2009

Saturday 18th July 2009, St. Brigids GAA Club, Russell Park, Castleknock

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Castleknock Softball Club incorporating Castleknock Bearcats and Castleknock Wildcats softball teams would like to welcome all teams to our annual tournament.

Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day free of charge.

All teams will be placed in either the Bearcats or Wildcats competitions in consultation with team captains in order to create a fair and balanced playing field. Both tournaments will be played 6-4 co-ed.

With up to 12 teams taking part and a limited number of softball diamonds available it is very important that all games start and finish on time. The first round of games start at 10am sharp.

All games will be 50 mins long with no new innings after 45 mins. Games will begin with a 1:1 count.

We would ask any umpires playing in the tournament to make themselves available to umpire a game when not playing. Otherwise the team batting umpires. In all cases the Umpire's decisions are final.

Lunch break is between 1.00 and 2.00pm. Hot food will be served. There is also a café serving hot and cold food in the garage beside the grounds.

Changing facilities and showers will be available.

As with tradition we are hoping that many of you will join us for a few drinks in the bar and the presentation of our prizes to our 2009 Tournament Champions.

Could we ask all teams to respect that we have the use of a great facility in St. Brigids and keep the grounds free of litter etc.

Finally we hope you all have a great day.

We will be sending a team to this so if you are interested in going let us know as soon as you can.

06 June 2009


1. There will be no softball this Saturday. We may try to get Saturdays going again especially in lead up to tournaments, interest permitting.

2. As Wednesdays are finally starting to get going properly with adequate numbers showing, we should try to introduce any possible new players. If anyone know of anyone who may like to join try and get them to come next Wednesday, if we have a few people we can take them aside for first while and ease them in.

3. We have been invited again to Castleknock Invitational tournament in Castleknock, Dublin on Sat July 18th. If you would like to go to this can you let me know soon as you can, thanks.

4. Also August15/16 is the IOST, the big tournament of the summer. This year this will take place in Cork, UCC grounds. So try and free this weekend up if you plan to go, will be looking for numbers soon.