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Irish Baseball & Softball Federation | Irish Baseball League 2005

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Final League Table

PWLFFGBPts
Championship
*Hurricanes660024
*Spartans63303.015
Black Sox62404.012
Greystones Mariners61505.09
Trophy
^Panthers871029
^Belfast North Stars86201.026
Belfast Wolves84403.020
Giants82426.010
Trojans81169.0-1
1st Half
+Greystones Mariners880032
+Hurricanes86202.026
+Spartans86202.026
+Black Sox85303.023
Giants73404.516
Trojans83415.515
Belfast North Stars72505.513
Belfast Wolves81707.011
Panthers81617.59

[2] Note: + Qualify for 2nd Half Championship / * Qualify for Championship Final / ^ Qualify for Trophy Final.

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
League Trophy Series
20.08.2005Panthers0Belfast North Stars7
28.05.2005Panthers8Belfast North Stars1
28.05.2005Panthers15Belfast North Stars3
(Panthers won series 2-1)
League Championship Series
13.08.2005Spartans8Hurricanes9
20.08.2005Spartans2Hurricanes18
(Hurricanes won series 2-0)

Reference: [3]

Regular Season Results 1st Half

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
09.04.2005Hurricanes3Spartans4
09.04.2005Panthers6Black Sox10
10.04.2005Trojans13Belfast North Stars15
10.04.2005Giants12Wolves4
Week 2
16.04.2005Giants0Hurricanes21
16.04.2005Greystones Mariners5Panthers3
17.04.2005Belfast North Stars5Spartans13
17.04.2005Belfast Wolves6Spartans14
Week 3
23.04.2005Panthers2Spartans10
23.04.2005Trojans9Giants12
23.04.2005Belfast North Stars5Hurricanes6
23.04.2005Belfast Wolves8Hurricanes23
Week 4
30.04.2005Hurricanes17Black Sox6
Week 5
07.05.2005Greystones Mariners7Hurricanes6
07.05.2005Panthers5Giants17
07.05.2005Black Sox5Spartans4
08.05.2005Trojans13Belfast Wolves7
Week 6
14.05.2005Hurricanes21Trojans5
14.05.2005Panthers13Belfast North Stars12
14.05.2005Black Sox8Giants7
15.05.2005Greystones Mariners8Spartans7
Week 7
21.05.2005Spartans10Giants8
21.05.2005Hurricanes25Panthers5
21.05.2005Black Sox0Greystones Mariners7
21.05.2005Belfast North Stars17Belfast Wolves0
Week 8
28.05.2005Spartans7Trojans0 #
28.05.2005Giants7Greystones Mariners11
28.05.2005Black Sox4Belfast North Stars2
Week 9
04.06.2005Trojans9Panthers7
04.06.2005Trojans2Greystones Mariners24
04.06.2005Black Sox14Belfast Wolves0
05.06.2005GiantspBelfast North Starsp
Week 10
11.06.2005Greystones Mariners5Belfast North Stars4
11.06.2005Greystones Mariners15Belfast Wolves0
11.06.2005Panthers0 #Belfast Wolves7
12.06.2005Black Sox5Trojans11

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Championship Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 11
18.06.2005Hurricanes11Black Sox7
18.06.2005Black Sox4Hurricanes16
Week 12
25.06.2005Hurricanes13Spartans5
25.06.2005Spartans2Hurricanes3
25.06.2005Greystones Mariners8Black Sox16
25.06.2005Black Sox13Greystones Mariners12
Week 13
02.07.2005Hurricanes25Greystones Mariners10
Week 14
16.07.2005Greystones Mariners8Hurricanes16
16.07.2005Black Sox1Spartans8
16.07.2005Spartans7Black Sox6
Week 15
23.07.2005Greystones Mariners11Spartans10
23.07.2005Spartans7Greystones Mariners6

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Trophy Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 11
18.06.2005Belfast North Stars8Panthers4
18.06.2005Panthers15Belfast North Stars1
Week 12
25.06.2005Panthers7Trojans0 #
25.06.2007Trojans0 #Panthers7
Week 13
02.07.2005Giants6Panthers14
02.07.2005Panthers6Giants5
02.07.2005Belfast North Stars7Trojans0 #
02.07.2005Trojans0 #Belfast North Stars7
Week 14
16.07.2005Giants15Trojans8
16.07.2005Trojans16Giants2
Week 15
23.07.2005Giants9Belfast North Stars1
23.07.2005Belfast North Stars18Giants10
23.07.2005Belfast Wolves5Panthers20
23.07.2005Panthers24Belfast Wolves6
Week 16
30.07.2005Belfast Wolves7Giants0 #
30.07.2005Giants0 #Belfast Wolves7
Week 17
07.08.2005Belfast Wolves0Belfast North Stars22
07.08.2005Belfast North Stars45Belfast Wolves7
Week 18
13.08.2005Belfast Wolves7Trojans0 #
13.08.2005Trojans0 #Belfast Wolves7

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Home Venues

TeamHome Field
Belfast North StarsBelfast
Belfast WolvesBelfast
Dublin Black SoxShanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dublin City HurricanesCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin PanthersCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
GiantsCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
TrojansCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Greystones MarinersGreystones, Co. Wicklow

Reference: [2]

Player Awards

AwardPlayer
Andy Leonard MVP AwardSteve DiVito
Tommy Bond Pest Pitcher AwardShawn Miskiman
“Dirty” Jack Doyle Silver Slugger AwardPat Nolan

Reference: [6]

Report

Hurricanes marched through the 2nd Half of the season (the Championship) with a 6-0 record, winning the Playoff Final by 2 games to nil against their arch nemesis Spartans. Greystones Mariners had finished the first half with an unbeaten 8-0 record, but collapsed in the second half Championship with a 1-5 Win-Loss Record. Hurricanes had finished with a 6-2 record in the first half, and the Spartans qualified for the Final with a 3-3 Record in the Championship, after finishing the first half 6-2. Black Soc were the fourth team to qualify for the Championship. finishing the first half 5-3, and then narrowly missing out on a place in the Final with a 2-4 record in the Championship.

The League had been split at the halfway point into a Championship (Top Half) and Trophy (Bottom Half) with the four Championship teams making up the new A-League in 2006 along with the Trophy winners, and the other teams were to be made B-teams of these teams in the new B-League. Panthers, after surprisingly struggling in the first half with just one win from 8, went 7-1 in the 2nd Half Trophy and then came from one game down to beat the Belfast North Stars in the best-of-three Final. Belfast North stars (6-2) also had a much better 2nd half after a disappointing 1st half (2-5). The other three teams all struggled – Belfast Wolves going 4-4 after going 1-7 in the first half, and the Giants (a new team) and Trojans bringing up the rear after both going 3-4 in the first half.

Huuricanes – 2005 Irish League Champions [4]

About

The 2005 Irish Baseball League season was the 9th season of the Adult Irish Baseball League. It featured 9 teams – a drop of one on 2004, with new team Giants replacing the Blue Devils & Tigers who both dropped out.

The League was split halfway into a Championship and Trophy sections to determine which teams would play in the new A-League in 2006, and which would be made B-Teams of the A-League in the new B-League, after it was decided to consolidate the players on a smaller number of clubs, each with its own B-team.

Sources

[3] Anon. (2005) “Panthers claw title Out of the fire”. Tallaght Echo Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Websites

[2] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2005) 2005 Adult Irish Baseball League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20050828155124/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] Baseball Ireland (2019) Baseball Ireland – Award Winners [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/news.php?search_id=6 [Accessed 2 December 2019]

Images

[3] Irish Baseball and Softball Federation (1999) IBSF Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.geocities.ws/dbpackers/images/ibsf_logo_99.jpg [Accessed 11 May 2017]

[4] Baseball Ireland (2019) Hurricanes 2005 Irish League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/images/canes_2005.gif [Accessed 2 December 2019]

[5] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brian Connolly (Panthers) & Peter Mullen (Black Sox)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 December 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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