30 August 2010

IOST Review

UCC Sports Grounds,
Sat/Sun Aug 28th/29th 2010

Simon, Kevin, Kevin, Liam, Justin, Rob, Ronan, Breandán, Colm, Andrew, Tim
Angelica, Ruth, Johanna, Catherine, Jacinta

The tournament consisted of 20 teams overall. for the first phase this was divided into 4 seeded groups of 5. Top 2 in each group would go into cup, 2nd 2 into plate and bottom team into the bowl.

Phase 1:
We had to play probably the best 2 teams in our group on Saturday morning before lunch. First game against Munster who were far too powerful for us beating us quite easily although we were winning 4-0 after 1 inning. Second game against Marlay was more of the same, we gave away 15 runs in the first inning, after this though we knuckled down and started to get our game together.

After lunch then we started to get things going with 2 comfortable wins against The Sinners and the Oddsox/Sluggers (who went on to win the plate). These results left us 3 in our group send ing us into the plate.

Plate Group Stage:
For the plate competition the 8 teams involved were split up into 2 groups of four. The positions in these groups would decided the 1/4 pairings.

The first game of this was against The Renegades. This was the game that got away, for most of the game we were much the superior team but we managed to lose it by one run in the end. Some close calls went against us in the final inning which cut our comeback just short.

The next 2 games in this stage were against Belfast and Blazzers, again we won both of tehse games comfortably. This made us second in our group giving us a more favourable draw in teh quarters.

Plate 1/4 Final:
Due to the scheduling we ended up having a 2 hour break before this game which wasn't the best preparation for this game. We were drawn against old rivals Cork. This was a pretty sluggish game, we found it difficult to get the hits in, the difference in the sides was some Cork big hitting, 4 home runs in all. A close game but we fell by 3 runs in the end.

All in all a great tournament, well run with glorious weather for the most part. And apart from the plate knockout game we played very well with some good wins and good play from everyone.

Results & Tables:

Phase 1:
Game 1 - Galway Tribes 4 v 17 Munster
Game 2 - Galway Tribes 6 v 19 Marlay 2
Game 3 - Galway Tribes 11 v 4 All Sinners
Game 4 - Galway Tribes 7 v 3 Oddsox/Sluggers


Marlay 2431.750

Plate Group Stage:
Game 1 - Galway Tribes 7 v 8 Renegades
Game 2 - Galway Tribes 7 v 4 Belfast
Game 3 - Galway Tribes 10 v 2 Blazzers



Plate 1/4 Final
Galway Tribes 6 v 9 Cork

Some pictures taken by Kevin Doyle