ISA / Brian Walshe Cup, Softball, Softball Ireland

Softball Ireland Brian Walshe Cup 1990-Present

Softball Ireland Logo [Reference: 20]

Finals 1990-2019

YearWinnersRunners-Up
ISA Championship
1990Marlay Martyrs9Oddsox Red5
1991Dodder Dynamoes17Daatalex8
IBSA Championship
1992Marlay Martyrs AWBatpakL
1993Dodder DynamoesWBatpakL
1994Dodder DynamoesL
IBSA Cup Championship
1995Dodder DynamoesL
1996
IBSA 6:4 Cup
1997Oddsox Red11Dodder Dynamoes10
1998Oddsox Red8Marlay Martyrs A7
IBSF Cup
1999Dodder Dynamoes11Oddsox Blue6
2000Los Banditos13Batpak12
2001Dodder Dynamoes
ISA Cup
2002Oddsox Green6Dodder Dynamoes4
2003Dodder Dynamoes
SI Cup
2004Dodder Dynamoes19Loan Homers Barney5
2005Batpak
2006Dodder Dynamoes
2007Batpak
SI Brian Walshe Cup
2008Oddsox Green23Blazzers7
2009Batpak
2010Batpak
2011Batpak7Dodder Dynamoes6
2012Marlay Martyrs
2013
2014
2015KegsDodder Dynamoes
2016Oddsox Green
2017Dodder Dynamoes6Kegs5
2018TNTMarlay Martyrs
2019Team No Name
Softball Ireland Brian Walshe Cup Finals 2002-2019 [Reference: 1-19]

Report

The Brian Walshe Cup has been won 8 Times by Dodder Dynamoes (1991, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2017); 5 times each by Batpak (2005, 2007, 2009-2011) and Oddsox (Red – 1997-1998 & Green 2002, 2008 & 2016) and 3 Times by Marlay Martyrs (1990, 1992 & 2012).

Other winners have included Los Banditos (2000), Kegs (2015), TNT (2018) and Team No Name (2019)

About

The Softball Ireland Brian Walshe Cup is the second tournament in Irish Slowpitch Softball after the Softball Ireland National Club Championship in the Order of Merit [Reference: 13].

It was previously known as the ISA Championship (Irish Softball Association 1990-1991) IBSA Cup Championship (1992-1996), IBSA 6:4 Cup (Irish Baseball and Softball Association) from 1997-1998, the IBSF Cup (Irish Baseball and Softball Federation) from 1999-2001, and the ISA Cup (Irish Softball Association 2001-2003). It then became the Softball Ireland Cup in 2004, before being renamed the Brian Walshe Cup in 2008

Brian Walshe

Brian first played Softball for the Oddsox in Tymon Park, Dublin 24, in 1991, at 15 years of age, accompanied by his dad, having being delighted to find out that Softball was played in Ireland. He asked all the right questions, and it wasn’t long before he was into the strategy of the game.

Soon he took up umpiring, and in 1993 moved from Oddsox Red to Oddsox Green, as there was a shortage of Pitchers. He excelled here, and found himself on the Ireland team, being the starting Pitcher for the National Team at the European Championships in 1998, 2000, and 2002.

He became Softball Director of the Irish Softball Association (2001-2002), and was ivolved in UCD Softball in a big way, as both Player and Coach. He passed away in 2003 just after taking up the role of managing the Irish Squad, still only 27. [Reference: 25]

The Softball Ireland Brian Walshe Memorial Trophy – His Glove Bronzed [Reference: 21]

Champions Photo Gallery

2013 Cup Winners – Batpak

Batpak – Softball Ireland Brian Walshe Cup Winners 2013 [Reference: 22]

2016 Cup Winners – Oddsox

Oddsox – Softball Ireland Brian Walshe Cup Winners 2016 [Reference: 23]

2018 Cup winners – TNT

TNT – Softball Ireland Brian Walshe Cup Winners 2018 [Reference: 25]

2019 Cup Winners – Team No Name

Team No Name – Softball Ireland Brian Walshe Cup Winners 2019 [Reference: 26]

References

Sources / Newspapers

[1] Naughton, Lindie (1990) Softball Evening Herald Thursday, September 27, 1990. pg. 49 [Irish Newspaper Archive]

[2] Naughton, Lindie (1990) Softball Evening Herald Thursday, October 4, 1990. pg. 53 [pg. 54 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[3] Naughton, Lindie (1991) Dynamoes Dynamite Evening Herald Thursday, October 3, 1991. [pg. 54 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[4] Naughton, Lindie (1992) Softball Evening Herald Thursday, September 17, 1992. pg. [pg. 76 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[5] Naughton, Lindie (1992) Softball Evening Herald Thursday, October 8, 1992. pg, Sport 7.

[6] Naughton, Lindie (1993) Marley all out Evening Herald Thursday, September 23, 1993. pg, 55 / Sport 1

Past editions of the Evening Herald are available to view online at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/, which is a subscription service.

[7] Anon. (2008) “Softball: Oddsox Green lift Irish Softball Cup” Tallaght Echo 29 October 2008.

Websites

[8] Softball Ireland | Ciara J. Metcalfe (2015) 12 teams compete in 2015 Brian Walshe Cup [Internet] Available from: http://www.softball.ie/2015/04/20/12-teams-compete-in-2015-brian-walshe-cup/ [Accessed 20 February 2002]

Internet Archive

[9] Wayback Machine Web Archive | Oddsox (2000) Past Seasons [1997] [1998 ] [IBSA Cup and Plate] [1999] [IBSF Cup Competition] [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20001204203200/http://www.oddsox.ie/ [Accessed 25 December 2017]

[10] Wayback Machine Web Archive | Oddsox (2002) Past Seasons [2000] [IBSF Softball Cup] [Internet] Available from:  https://web.archive.org/web/20020328194713/http://www.oddsox.ie/ Accessed 25 December 2017]

[11] Wayback Machine Web Archive | Irish Softball Association (2002) Results of Other Games [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20021128115920/http://www.softball.ie/ [Accessed 25 December 2017]

[12] Irish Softball Association | Wayback Machine (2004) ISA Cup & Plate 2004 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20041205071037/http://www.softball.ie:80/isa_cup.htm [Accessed 5 July 2019]

[13] Softball Ireland | Wayback Machine (2011)Brian Walshe Cup, Plate, Bowl [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20110930061144/http://www.softball.ie/competitions-cpb.htm [Accessed 26 August 2017]

Social Media

[14] Softball Leinster | Facebook (2013) Post, September 28, 2013: ” Congrats to Blazzers on winning the Softball Ireland Plate and Batpak winning the SI Brian Walshe cup. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/softballleinster/posts/539236026148005:0 [Accessed 23 May 2018]

[15] Softball Brian Walshe Cup | Facebook (2013) Post, September 9, 2013 ” Brian Walshe Cup Winners for the last 11 years ” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/brianwalshecup/posts/568252913234234 [Accessed 3 November 2017]

[16] Softball Ireland | Facebook (2019) Post March 14, 2016 “ Entry Details For Brian Walshe Cup [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/softballireland/posts/10153732507558855 [Accessed 12 January 2020]

[17] Softball Ireland | Facebook (2019) Post April 10, 2016 “ Brian Walshe Cup winners 2016. ” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/softballireland/posts/10153810839643855 [Accessed 12 January 2020]

[18] Softball Ireland | Facebook (2019) Post December 28, 2019: “ As we continue the countdown to 2020 … the 2019 Brian Walshe Cup champions were ‘Team No Name’. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/softballireland/posts/10157507273028855 [Accessed 12 January 2020]

[19] The Baseline – Irish Softball Community | Facebook Group (2020) Colum Lavery’s [Softball Ireland President] Reply to Post by Enda Mulcahy, 12 January 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2272568132795300/permalink/2870358163016291/ [Accessed 12 January 2020]

[27] The Baseline – Irish Softball Community | Facebook (2020) Jordan Sylver’s Reply to Enda Mulcahy’s Post, 17 January 2020 “Also Enda Mulcahy im not sure of the score but in 2015 the kegs beat the Dynamoes in the final!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2272568132795300/permalink/2879275058791268/ [Accessed 17 January 2020]

Images

[20] Softball Ireland (2014) Softball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.softball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SoftballIreland_MainRetina.png [Accessed 7 March 2017]

[21] Softball Brian Walshe Cup | Facebook (2013) Post / Photo September 10, 2013 “The Brian Walshe Cup Trophy. This is actually Brian’s glove bronzed.” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/792331_568649639861228_1976509136_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=r2hMjSVnN0QAX8uQe3r&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&_nc_tp=1002&oh=f4d1af61e3c794838c8dfe21df2c84b4&oe=5E9CC677 [Accessed 16 January 2020]

[22] Softball Leinster | Facebook (2013) Post, September 28, 2013: ” Congrats to Blazzers on winning the Softball Ireland Plate and Batpak winning the SI Brian Walshe cup. “ [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1381385_539235716148036_69197554_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=dHMU1rV64HkAX841JVB&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=94620030da7bc4148c32447b2c6168b0&oe=5E9E024D[Accessed 16 January 2020]

[23] Softball Ireland | Facebook (2019) Post April 10, 2016 “ Brian Walshe Cup winners 2016. ” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/12973263_1072606229467700_5539324840203978788_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=3gA6QmUrE6YAX8wa4CZ&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=8c76fa5debf9172202c9f0612e50dd41&oe=5EA396D2[Accessed 16 January 2020]

[24] The Baseline – Irish Softball Community | Facebook (2020) Karey Ellen Coughlin’s Reply to Enda Mulcahy’s Post, 17 January 2020 ” Enda Mulcahy[Internet] Available from:https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s851x315/82180985_10157902133367433_968768554088267776_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=ajvNedYEitgAX_n4Hb1&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&_nc_tp=1002&oh=65e819c61502c250430fdd9ea06f5cc3&oe=5E9F91FD [Accessed 17 January 2020]

[25] Softball Ireland | Facebook (2019) Post December 28, 2019: “ As we continue the countdown to 2020 … the 2019 Brian Walshe Cup champions were ‘Team No Name’. “ [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82120545_10157507266643855_4490179065751273472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=C1u4qjnrdgYAX9zJt0m&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=ed475fdca65f2111e5d33145143c479a&oe=5EA08224 [Accessed 16 January 2020]

PDF

[26] Softball Ireland (2013) Brian Walshe Cup PDF [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20131006034607/http://www.softball.ie/downloads/BrianWalsheArticle1.pdf [Accessed 5 April 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Colum Lavery (Marlay Martyrs & Softball Ireland President), Aidan Halpin (Argonotts & Thirsty Camels), Karey Ellen Coughlin (TNT) and Marlay Martyrs & Mustangs (2016-2019)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 17 January 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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

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