Leinster Softball League, Softball

Leinster Softball League | Division 1 1996-1999

LSA 1st Division 1996

 PWLFFRFRAGBPts
East        
*Wild Turkey Warriors141040  034
Oddsox Green14662  524
– Flyers144100  622
– Ten AM141103  10.513
Central        
*Dodder Dynamoes141040  034
Batpak141031  0.533
Oddsox Blue144100  622
– Fat Cats143101  7.519
West        
*Marlay Martyrs141400  042
Oddsox Red141040  434
Avid Angels14770  728
– Blazzers14590  924
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Relegation Playoffs   
 1996Blazzers4Ten AM7
 1996Flyers5Fat Cats9
 Semi-Finals   
 1996Marlay Martyrs7Oddsox Red6
 1996Wild Turkey Warriors2Dodder Dynamoes15
 Championship   
 1996Marlay Martyrs25Dodder Dynamoes3

LSA 1st Division 1997

 PWLFFRFRAGBPts
East        
*Batpak111010  031
*Marlay Martyrs11920  129
– Oddsox Blue11371  7.516
– Axemen110110  1011
Central        
*Dodder Dynamoes11830  027
*Angels 111830  027
Fatcats11650  223
– Fumballers Blue11461  4.518
West        
*Oddsox Red11830  027
Oddsox Green11650  223
Warriors11380  517
– Blazzers111100  713
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Demotional Playoffs   
 1997Oddsox Blue32Blazzers10
 1997Fumballers Blue7Axemen0 #
 Playoff   
 1997Dodder Dynamoes7Angels 14
 Divisional Semi-Finals   
 1997Oddsox Red2Marlay Martyrs8
 1997Batpak12Dodder Dynamoes7
 1st Division Final   
 1997Marlay Martyrs6Batpak11

LSA 1st Division 1998

 PWLFFRFRAGBPCFPts
Primary Conference         
**Marlay Martyrs4400  0315
Oddsox Green4310  1.5212
Batpak5230  1.5312
Oddsox Red4220  319
Dodder Dynamoes4130  417
Angels 13030  525
Secondary Conference         
Warriors5410  0316
Oddsox Blue5410  0316
– Reindeer Bucks5320  2112
– Fat Cats5311  2212
= Flyers5140  3.529
= Fumballers Blue5050  516
1st Half East         
+Batpak5410  0 13
+Angels5320  1 11
+Oddsox Red5320  1 11
Warriors5320  1 11
Fat Cats5230  2 9
Reindeer Bucks5050  4 5
1st Half West         
+Marlay Martyrs A5500  0 15
+Oddsox Green5410  1 13
+Dodder Dynamoes5320  2 11
Oddsox Blue5221  3.5 8
Flyers5140  4 7
Fumballers Blue5050  5 5
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Relegation Playoffs   
13.09.1998Fat CatsLBlazzersW
13.09.1998Reindeer BucksWJammy DodgersL

After First Half the top 3 teams in each section played in the Primary Conference and the bottom 3 played in the secondary conference. r – Automatic Relegation. rp – Relegation Playoff.

LSA 1st Division 1999

 PWLFFRFRAGBPCFPts
Primary         
**Marlay Martyrs A7700  0338
Los Banditos7610  2234
Dodder Dynamoes7520  3.5231
Oddsox Blue7430  4.5329
Oddsox Red7331  8122
Oddsox Green7250  9020
Warriors7160  10118
++Diamond Dogs7070  12014
Secondary         
++Batpak7610  0335
AIB Loan Homers Barney7430  2329
Blazzers7430  2.5228
Kiely’s Kegs7430  2.5228
rp – Big Al’s Flyers7430  2.5127
rp – Jammy Dodgers7430  3026
=Troops7241  5.5018
=Underpant Gnomes7043  8.519
Stage 1 East         
+Marlay Martyrs A7700  0 35
+Dodder Dynamoes7610  1 32
+Warriors7520  2 29
+Diamond Dogs7430  3 26
Batpak7340  4 23
Kiely’s Kegs7250  5 20
Underpant Gnomes7160  6 17
Jammy Dodgers7070  7 14
Stage 1 West         
+Oddsox Blue7610  0 32
+Los Banditos7520  1 29
+Oddsox Red7520  1 29
+Oddsox Green7520  1 29
Loan Homers Barney7340  3 23
Blazzers7250  4 20
Big Al’s Flyers7160  5 17
Troops7160  5 17
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Relegation Playoffs   
 1999Big Al’s Flyers6Slammers12
 1999Jammy Dodgers13Marlay Martyrs B12
 Premier 1/2 Playoff   
 1999Diamond Dogs20Batpak2

Note:

** Champions / * Qualify for Playoffs / ++ Playoff for place in Premier 1 Division 2000 / + Qualify for 2nd Half Primary Conference / – To Relegation Playoff / = Relegated.

Report

The Irish Softball Association was formed in 1989 and started the Leinster Softball League the following year. By 1996 the league had grown to 5 Divisions or Levels and 60 teams.

The 1st Division was the top Division and where some of the oldest teams in Ireland fought it out, including the original team Dodder Dynamoes, Marlay Martyrs and Oddsox. Each Division was divided into East, Central and West Conferences with Inter-Conference play and end-of-season playoffs to decide the title.

All of the teams in this period were based in Dublin, with the Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, based Martyrs beating Dodder Dynamoes 25-3 in the 1996 Final. The 1997 Final saw BatPak, based in the Northside defeat Marlay Martyrs 11-6 to win the Championship.

For the 1998 season the League was divided into an East and West Section with the Top Half of each Section qualifying for the second-half  Primary Conference and the bottom half playing in the Secondary Conference. Marlay Martyrs A would win the title back that season, with Oddsox in second. A Similar format was followed for the 1999 season with the number of teams expanded to 16. Marlay Martyrs A would again be the Champions finishing 3 points ahead of Dodder Dynamoes.

Following the 1999 season the league was re-organised with the Primary Conference and Secondary Conference making up two Separate Divisions: Premier 1 & Premier 2, with the lower divisions renamed Senior, Junior and Minor.

References

Websites

[2] Oddsox – Wayback Machine Web Archive (2000) Past Seasons – 1996-1997-1998-1999 – 1st Division [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20001204203200/http://www.oddsox.ie [Accessed 25 December 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Austin Purton and Ciaran Columb, Marlay Martyrs.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 14 January 2020

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