|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|100th Anniversary||Venue: Mardyke, UCC|
|25.07.2017||Cork Rebel Alliance||3||UCC All Americans||3|
On the 100th Anniversary exactly of the US Navy’s Exhibition game in University College Cork, on exactly the same place, American Students studying at a Summer Camp in UCC, along with expats, re-enacted the match between the USS Melville and the USS Trippe (in Irish waters as part of the European Theater of Operations during WWI), which the USS Trippe won 7-6. [Ref: 1-2]
The US Students played a team made up of Irish Baseball players, including Baseball Ireland member Adrian Kelly, which was named the Cork Rebel Alliance, at the Mardyke, UCC on 25 July 2017. The Re-enactment finished a 3-3 tie after four innings, including 2 Home runs for the Cork Rebel Alliance. [Ref: 3]
UCC All Americans included Nicole Dehnel, Kristin Tocci, Alex Smith and Katie Wright. [Ref: 1] and the game raised money for Irish Charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind.
See: https://eirball.ie/2020/04/24/international-baseball-in-ireland-uss-trippe-7-uss-melville-6-1917/ for a report on the original match.
 O’Riordan, Sean (2017) “Famous Baseball game by US Sailors recreated in Cork” Irish Examiner. Wednesday, July 26, 2017. [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/famous-baseball-game-by-us-sailors-recreated-in-cork-455663.html [Accessed 28 July 2017]
 Duncan, Mark (2017) “An Irishman’s Diary” The Irish Times. Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
 Baseball Ireland Facebook (2017) Post , July 26, 2017:”” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/baseballireland/posts/1603009249743866 [Accessed 24 April 2020]
 O’Hare, Eddie (2017) “Adrian Kelly of Baseball Ireland and Nicole Dehnel recreating the 1917 Baseball picture at the Cricket Grounds in Cork” Irish Examiner. Wednesday, July 26, 2017. [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishexaminer.com/remote/media.central.ie/media/images/m/MardykeBaseballMatchJul17A_large.jpg?width=648&s=ie-455663 [Accessed 28 July 2017]
Thanks to Roisin O’Callaghan, Sarah Jane Masterson, Lorna Rose Masterson and Sondra Maher (Marlay Softball Club).
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