24 July 2012

Castleknock Invitational 2012 Review

Kevin, John, Simon, Breandán, Turlough, Rob, Martinus
Angelica, Avril, Orla, Catherine

Thanks to Julie from 2Pak for the above picture.

On a nice sunny day in Castleknock College, a very healthy number of 14 teams competed for the prizes this year. We were drawn in a group of 4, Galway Tribes, Castleknock Bearcats, 2Pak and Templebar Hippeditys. A slow start in the morning against 2 strong teams. Going down easily enough to both 2Pak (the eventual Cup winners) and Bearcats. This meant after lunch we had a must win game against Hippeditys, both teams lost openers so only the winners would likely have any further part to play in proceedings. Despite a nervous last few innings we managed to win this comfortably in the end.

This meant we progressed to Bowl semi final against Castleknock Wildcats. In a closely fought game with runs hard to come by we eventually came out winners by a single run, setting up final against the Renegades, a repeat of the IOST plate final which we won last year. This time, the Renegades got there revenge in another low scoring game, prevailing by 2 runs, well done to them and all the other winners at the weekend.


Round 1
Tribes 0 v 16 2Pak
Tribes 8 v 16 Bearcats
Tribes 23 v 13 Hippeditys

Bowl Semi Final
Tribes 5 v 4 Wildcats

Bowl Final
Tribes 3 v 5 Renegades

13 July 2012

Remaining Softball Tournament Schedule Details

We hope to play in the following remaining tournaments this season.

July 21st, Castleknock Invitational, Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin
We have played in this excellent competition for the last 6 or 7 years and will return again. We have now finalised our squad for this:

Kevin, John, Simon, Martinus, Breandán, Turlough, Rob, Pat
Avril, Angelica,Catherine, Orla

Aug 11, Munster League Round 1, Kilrush, Co.Clare
A new venue for Softball, and a new team, West Clare. This will be a league based competition including
all teams from Softball Munster (which includes us). Galway Tribes, Cork, Limerick Orig-inals and West Clare.

Aug 17/18, IOST,  University of Limerick, Limerick
Note, venue change. This will now not be in Belfast this year.

Sep 2, Brian Walshe Cup, ASLAA, Dublin Airport, Dublin
The rescheduled (due to waterlogged pitches) Brian Walshe Cup will now be a one day tournament, previously it was to be a full weeekend. Hopefully we can take part in the All-Ireland Cup competition for the first time this year.

If you would like to take part in any of these, please email galway.softball@gmail.com to confirm your place.