Softball in Ireland


Softball in Ireland

Softball is governed in Ireland by the "Softball Ireland", itself a member of the International Softball Federation.

History

1982 marked the first softball league in Ireland, the "Dublin Softball League". The Irish Softball Association was formed in 1989. It has been in various guises since then including the "Irish Baseball and Softball Association", the "Irish Baseball and Softball Federation" and then back to the current Irish Softball Association. The Irish Softball Association is the governing body of softball in Ireland. The ISA is responsible for the running of tournaments, Leagues, development and international competition in both co-ed slowpitch and ladies fastpitch softball [ [http://www.softball.ie Irish Softball Association Website] accessed January 2007] .

Domestic Competitions

European Club Championship

2007 saw the inaugural European Cup Co-Ed Slowpitch Championship. The event was held in Limeil-Brévannes, France from 19 September 2007 to 22 September 2007. There were five teams competing with Dodder Dynamoes representing Ireland. The London Chromies were crowned champions beating Dodder Dynamoes 10-3 in the Grand Final. The 2008 Championships, held in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria from 2 September to 6 September, were won by Baker Tomkins of Britain beating Dodder Dynamoes 16-11 in the Grand Final.

[http://www.asb-caribous.com/coupe-europe 2007 Championship Website]

[http://www.europeansoftball.org/node/168 2008 Championship Information]

References

ee also

* International Softball Federation
* European Softball Federation
* Baseball in Ireland

External links

* [http://www.internationalsoftball.com International Softball Federation]
* [http://www.softball.ie Irish Softball Association]
* [http://www.europeansoftball.ws European Softball Federation]
* [http://www.ucd.ie/softball University College Dublin]
* [http://www.csn.ul.ie/~softball University Of Limerick]
* [http://www.blazzers.com/ Blazzers Softball Club]
* [http://www.marlaysoftball.net Marlay Softball Club]
* [http://www.homers-softball.com Homers Softball Club]
* [http://naflianna.tripod.com/home.htm Flyers Softball Club]
* [http://www.dynamoes.com Dodder Dynamoes Club]
* [http://www.slammers.ie Slammers Softball Club]
* [http://www.eteamz.com/usualsuspects/ Usual Suspects Softball Club]
* [http://www.dublinbaypackers.com/ Dublin Bay Packers Softball Club]
* [http://eteamz.active.com/oddsox/ OddSox Softball Club]


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