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Baseball Ireland B-League 2006-2020

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BI B-League 2006

 PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin Spartans B9900 36
*Dublin Black Sox B9450 21
Greystones Mariners B7241 11
Wolves7160 10

[19]

B-League Final   
2006Dublin Spartans BLDublin Black Sox BW

BI B-League 2007

 PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes B9630 27
*Greystones Mariners B8620 26
Dublin Spartans B8251 12
Dublin Black Sox B7160 10

[20]

B-League Final   
2007Greystones Mariners B11Dublin City Hurricanes B10

BI B-League 2008

 PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes B111010 41
*Greystones Mariners B11920 38
Dublin Spartans B10523 19
Dublin Black Sox B10280 16
Cork Druids10172 8

[21]

B-League Final   
2008Dublin City Hurricanes B3Greystones Mariners B2

BI B-League 2009

 PWLFFGBPts
*Munster Warriors121200 48
*Dublin City Hurricanes B12840 36
Greystones Mariners B11542 22
Dublin Spartans B10190 13
Dublin Black Sox B11272 13

[22]

B-League Final   
2009Munster Warriors Dublin City Hurricanes B 

BI B-League 2010

 PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes B10910 37
Dublin Spartans B10730 31
*Greystones Mariners B10640 28
Cavan Comets10280 16
West Clare Dolphins10280 16
Dublin Black Sox B10433 16

[23]

Final (Best-of-3)   
2010Dublin City Hurricanes B10Greystones Mariners B19
2010Greystones Mariners B3Dublin City Hurricanes B18
2010Dublin City Hurricanes B7Greystones Mariners B6
Hurricanes B won series 2-1   

BI B-League 2011

 PWLFFGBPts
Dublin City Hurricanes B151140 48
Dublin Black Sox B151140 48
Dublin Spartans B151050 45
Greystones Mariners B15960 42
Cavan Comets153120 24
West Clare Dolphins151140 18

[3]

Playoffs   
2011Dublin City Hurricanes B11Dublin Black Sox B12
2011Dublin Spartans B11Greystones Mariners B15
Semi-Final   
2011Dublin City Hurricanes B6Greystones Mariners B9
Final (Best-of-3)   
2011Dublin Black Sox B5Greystones Mariners B4
2011Greystones Mariners B7Dublin Black Sox B0
2011Dublin Black Sox B10Greystones Mariners B9
Black Sox B win Series 2-1   

BI B-League 2012

 PWLFFGBPts
Greystones Mariners B151230 51
Dublin City Hurricanes B151140 48
Dublin Black Sox B151041 43
Dublin Spartans B15780 36
Cavan Comets153120 24
West Clare Dolphins151122 18

[4]

Playoffs   
2012Greystones Mariners B12Dublin City Hurricanes B11
2012Dublin Black Sox B12Dublin Spartans B2
Semi-Final   
2012Dublin City Hurricanes B9Dublin Black Sox B2
Final (Best-of-3)   
2012Greystones Mariners B2Dublin City Hurricanes B1
2012Dublin City Hurricanes B14Greystones Mariners B10
2012Greystones Mariners B9Dublin City Hurricanes B5
Greystones Mariners B win Series 2-1   

BI B-League 2013

 PWLFFGBPts
Dublin City Hurricanes B181440 60
Belfast North Stars B181260 54
Dublin Spartans B181260 54
Dublin Black Sox B181080 48
Cavan Comets18990 45
Greystones Mariners B185130 33
West Clare Dolphins181152 17

[5]

Playoffs   
2013Dublin City Hurricanes B15Belfast North Stars B5
2013Dublin Spartans B3Dublin Black Sox B5
Semi-Final   
2013Belfast North Stars B8Dublin Black Sox B 
Final (Best-of-3)   
2013Dublin City Hurricanes B10Belfast North Stars B0
2013Belfast North Stars B12Dublin City Hurricanes B13
Hurricanes B win Series 2-0   

BI B-League 2014

 PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes B16 1510 
*Belfast NorthStars B161330 2.0
*Cavan Comets161060 5.0
*Ashbourne Giants16970 6.0
*Dublin Black Sox B16880 7.0
*Greystones Mariners B165110 10.0
Dublin Spartans B165110 10.0
West Clare Dolphins164102 12.0
Dublin Tigers B162212 19.0

[6]

Playoffs Round 1   
2014Cavan Comets18Greystones Mariners B3
2014Ashbourne Giants12Dublin Black Sox B6
Playoffs Round 2   
2014Cavan Comets10Ashbourne Giants9
2014Dublin City Hurricanes BWBelfast NorthStars BL
Semi-Final   
2014Belfast NorthStars BWCavan CometsL
Final (Best-of-3)   
2014Dublin City Hurricanes B13Belfast NorthStars B1
2014Belfast NorthStars B1Dublin City Hurricanes B14
Dublin City Hurricanes B won series 2-0   

BI B-League 2015

 PWLFFGBPts
Northern Division      
*Belfast Hornets191612 
*Belfast Buccaneers191180 4.0
*Cavan Comets209110 6.5
Belfast NorthStars208120 7.5
Ashbourne Giants205132 11.5
Southern Division      
*Dublin City Hurricanes B181800 
*Dublin Spartans B18891 10.5
*Greystones Mariners B186120 12.0
Dublin Black Sox B184122 15.0

[7][24]

North Semi-Final   
2015Belfast Buccaneers13Cavan Comets10
North Final (Best-of-3)   
2015Belfast Hornets13Belfast Buccaneeers7
2015Belfast Buccaneers6Belfast Hornets16
Hornets won series 2-0   
South Semi-Final   
2015Dublin Spartans B7Greystones Mariners B6
South Final (Best-of-3)   
2015Dublin City Hurricanes B8Dublin Spartans B11
2015Dublin Spartans B16Dublin City Hurricanes B15
2015Spartans B won series 2-0   
B League Final(Single Game)   
2015Belfast Hornets4Dublin Spartans B14

BI B-League 2016

 PWLFFGBPts
Northern Division      
*Belfast NorthStars22202082
*Belfast Buccaneers22121008.058
*Ashbourne Giants221012010.052
Cavan Comets22418016.034
Southern Division      
*Dublin City Hurricanes B18144060
*Greystones Mariners B1912702.555
*Dublin Spartans B159603.542
West Clare Dolphins16214011.022
Dublin Black Sox B1849512.520

[8]

North Semi-Final   
2016Belfast Buccaneers5Ashbourne Giants16
North Final (Best-of-3)   
2016Belfast NorthStars8Ashbourne Giants3
2016Ashbourne Giants6Belfast Northstars2
2016Belfast NorthStars16Ashbourne Giants0
NorthStars won series 2-1   
South Semi-Final   
2016Dublin Spartans B17Greystones Mariners B3
South Final (Best-of-3)   
2016Dublin City Hurricanes B7Dublin Spartans B4
B League Final (Best-of-3)   
2016Belfast Northstars11Dublin City Hurricanes B1
2016Dublin City Hurricanes B14Belfast Northstars22
Belfast Northstars win series 2-0   

[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

BI B-League 2017

 PWLFFRFRAGBPts
Ashbourne Giants181350  057
Belfast North Stars181260  154
Belfast Buccaneers181170  251
Greystones Mariners B181170  251
Dublin City Hurricanes B181170  251
Cavan Comets 18594  1025
Dublin Spartans B180180  1318

[9]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals  (Corkagh Park) 
16.09.2017Belfast North Stars3Belfast Buccaneers1
16.09.2017Belfast Buccaneers6Belfast North Stars2
24.09.2017Belfast North Stars ($)3Belfast Buccaneers5
 Buccaneers won series 2-1   
16.09.2017Ashbourne Giants (&)8Dublin City Hurricanes B5
16.09.2017Dublin City Hurricanes B (&)12Ashbourne Giants6
23.09.2017Ashbourne Giants15Dublin City Hurricanes B6
 Giants won series 2-1   
 B League Final   
30.09.2017Ashbourne Giants (&)10Belfast Buccaneers9
30.09.2017Belfast Buccaneers (&)2Ashbourne Giants0
08.10.2017Ashbourne Giants ($)8Belfast Buccaneers3
 Giants won series 2-1   

[10]

BI B-League 2018

 PWLFrfRFRAGBPts
Greystones Mariners B181530274130063
Dublin City Hurricanes B181440223168160
Belfast Buccaneers181170215200451
Belfast North Stars1810622041046.344
Ashbourne Giants B186120185258936
Cavan Comets1831501142801227
Dublin Spartans B18410412821213.622

Reference:
[25]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
15.09.18Greystones Mariners B14Belfast NorthStars7
15.09.18Belfast NorthStars6Greystones Mariners B13
Mariners B won series 2-0
16.09.18Dublin City Hurricanes B9Belfast Buccaneeers1
16.09.18Belfast Buccaneeers6Dublin City Hurricanes B22
Hurricanes B won series 2-0
 B-League Final   
29.09.18Greystones Mariners B4Dublin City Hurricanes B5
29.09.18Dublin City Hurricanes B15Greystones Mariners B4
Hurricanes B won series 2-0

Reference
[26][27]

BI B League 2019

PWLW/ORFRAGBPts
B-1 League
*Belfast North Stars2015322148041
*Dublin City Hurricanes B2091102222344.727
Ashbourne Giants U212091101962144.727
Dublin Spartans B2071211842547.319
B-2 League
*Mariners B20155024713645
*Belfast Buccaneers1910901751754.530
Ashbourne Stags209110145180627
Cavan Comets19510410924912.27

Reference: [28]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-FinalsBest of 3
14.09.2019Mariners B15Dublin City Hurricanes B11
14.09.2019Dublin City Hurricanes B9Mariners B4
21.09.2019Mariners B23Dublin City Hurricanes B19
(Mariners B won series 2-1)
15.09.2019Belfast North Stars8Belfast Buccaneers1
15.09.2019Belfast Buccaneers10Belfast North Stars9
29.09.2019Belfast North Stars11Belfast Buccaneers9
(North Stars won series 2-1)
B League FinalBest of 3
29.09.2019Mariners B14Belfast North Stars4
05.10.2019Belfast North Stars10Mariners B9
05.10.2019Mariners B10Belfast North Stars8
(Mariners B won series 2-1)
Reference: [30

Points System 2006-2018: 4 Pts Win / 1 Pts Loss / -1 Pts Forfeit (W/O)

Points System 2019-2020: 3 Pts Win / 0 Pts Loss / -2 Pts Forfeit (W/O)

BI B-League 2020

PWLDRFRARDGBPts
B League North
*Ashbourne Giants U21108201427072024
Belfast Buccaneers1055091838315
Comets Baseball9450100101-1412
Dublin City Hurricanes B909057157-10080
B League South
*Mariners Baseball B1091016562103027
Ashbourne Stags109101177433027
Cork Cosmos817059114-5573
Dublin Spartans B817047129-8273
Baseball Ireland B League Standings 2020 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
B League Final
26.09.2020Mariners Baseball B5Ashbourne Giants U2113
Baseball Ireland B Playoffs 2020 [Reference: 2]

Report

The Baseball Ireland Irish Baseball League B-League was created in 2006 after the ten-team League was split halfway through the 2005 season into a Championship (Top Half) and Trophy (Bottom Half) sections.

The Trophy section became the B-League for 2006, with the teams made B Teams of the A League Teams.

The League in 2006 featured four teams – Dublin Spartans, Dublin Black Sox and Greystones Mariners B teams as well as the Wolves. The Spartans B won the League, going 9-0, but lost the B-League Final to the Black Sox B. [19]

In 2007, the Wolves were replaced by the Dublin City Hurricanes B Team, who won the League pennant only to lose to the Mariners B 11-10 in the Final, the second year running that the League Pennant winner had lost in the Final. [20]

The 2008 season saw the addition of the Cork Druids – the first team outside of the Dublin and Belfast Areas. They finished bottom of the League, which was again won by the Dublin City Hurricanes B, who won the Final against Greystones at this time of asking 3-2. [21]

In 2009, the Cork Druids were replaced by a combined Cork-Limerick team, the Munster Warriors, based in Limerick, who lit up the League in their debut season, winning the League Pennant with a Perfect 12-0 record. [22]

The Munster Warriors were promoted to the A-League for the 2010 season, and two new teams from the Irish Regions were added – the Cavan Comets from the Republic of Ireland part of Ulster and the West Clare Dolphins from Kilrush. The Hurricanes B won the Pennant and closed out the Final against the Greystones Mariners B in the third game of the best-of-three series. [23]

In 2011 the Dublin Black Sox B won their first title, with the Mariners B again the runners-up in a three-game series. The Hurricanes B had won the League Pennant but were unable to repeat. [3]

The 2012 season belonged to the Greystones Mariners B who won both the League Pennant and the Final – defeating Dublin City Hurricanes B 2-1 in the three-game series. [4]

The Belfast NorthStars added a B Team in 2013, and finished runners-up to the Hurricanes B in both the League Pennant and Final. [5]

Ashbourne Giants, formed out of a successful Little League Team in Co.Meath and the Dublin Tigers B – created by a Venezuelan Company operating in Ireland – entered the League in 2014, bringing the total number of teams up to an unprecedented 9 in the B-League. The Dublin City Hurricanes B proved the standout team, losing only one game all year, winning both the League Pennant and Final. [6]

The Dublin Tigers had pulled out of the League halfway through 2014, and West Clare Dolphins sat out the 2015 season, but the number of teams remained at 9 as the Belfast NorthStars split into three clubs – the NorthStars, Buccaneers and Hornets.

The League was split into a Northern and Southern Division with Belfast Hornets winning both the Northern Pennant and Final and the Hurricanes B winning the Southern Pennant, going a perfect 18-0 but losing to bogey team Dublin Spartans B in the Southern Final. The Dublin Spartans B won the B-League Final 15-4 in a single-game against the Hornets. [7][24]

The League remained at 9 teams for 2016 as the Hornets dropped out but the West Clare Dolphins returned. The Belfast NorthStars and Dublin City Hurricanes B both won their respective Division Pennants and Finals, before meeting in the B-League final, where the NorthStars swept the three-game series 2-0. [11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

The Dolphins dropped out of the League again in 2017, as did the Black Sox B, as the Ashbourne Giants investment in the International Baseball Centre – the first fully enclosed Baseball Diamond with seating in Ireland – paid off, with the team winning the League Pennant and defeated the Belfast Buccaneers 2-1 in the three-game Final. [9][10]

The Greystones Mariners B team won the League Title in 2018, posting a 15-3 Record [25] , but lost out to the Dublin City Hurricanes B in the Final, the Killer B’s completing an A & B League Final Double for the Hurricanes by sweeping the series 2-0 [26]

Mariners B won the 2019 Final 10-8 in the third game of a Best of 3 Series against Belfast North Stars. North Stars had taken it to a third game, by winning the second game 10-9, after a convincing 14-4 Mariners B win in the first game.

The 2020 season was shorrtened by half due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Mariners B won the B-League South Conference and Ashbourne Giants U21 the B-League North Conference. The Giants U21 then defeated the Mariners B 13-5 in the B-League Final.

Ashbourne Giants U21 celebrate the 2020 B-League Title [Reference: 35]

References

Websites

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

[3] Baseball Ireland (2011) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2011&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]

[4] Baseball Ireland (2012) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2012&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]

[5] Baseball Ireland (2013) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2013&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]

[6] Baseball Ireland (2014) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2014&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]

[7] Baseball Ireland (2015) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2015&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]

[8] Baseball Ireland (2017) Fixture & Results – League Tables [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2016 [Accessed 21 September 2016]

[9] Baseball Ireland (2017) Fixture & Results – League Tables [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2017 [Accessed 4 September 2017]

[10] Baseball Ireland (2017) Playoff Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=Playoffs&search_year=2017 [Accessed 25 September 2017]

[11] Belfast Times (2016) BASA Update – Northstars draw first blood [Internet] Available from: http://www.belfasttimes.co.uk/basa-update-northstars-draw-first-blood/ [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[12] Tallaght Echo (2016) “Hurricanes successfully defend National crown” [Internet] Available from: http://www.echo.ie/sport/article/hurricanes-successfully-defend-national-crown [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[13] Belfast North Stars Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/NorthstarsBB/posts/930378163734109 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[14] Belfast North Stars Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/NorthstarsBB/posts/919785874793338 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[15] Belfast North Stars Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1308998669133659&id=111542168879321 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[16] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinspartans/posts/1759331540982421 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[17] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinspartans/posts/1758906561024919 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[18] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinspartans/posts/1759225940992981 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[25] Baseball Ireland (2017) Fixture & Results – League Tables [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2018 [Accessed 17 September 2018]

[26] Baseball Ireland (2018) Fixture & Results – Playoff Fixtures [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=Playoffs&search_year=2018 [Accessed 1 October 2018]

[27] Greystones Mariners Facebook Page (2018) Post September 16 2018: “The Mariners B advanced to the B League Finals yesterday after sweeping the Belfast Northstars 14-7 and 13-6 in a dramatic 9 inning game!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/GreystonesMariners/posts/1799078143479706 [Accessed 1 October 2018]

Internet Archive

[19] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2006) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20061026024439/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[20] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2007) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20071006034356/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[21] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2008) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20081017051201/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[22] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2009) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20090926041555/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[23] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2011) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110716140650/http://www.baseballireland.com/spulse.html [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[24] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) 2015 League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150925005924/http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2015 [Accessed 1 March 2018]

Websites

[28] Baseball Ireland (2019) League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2019 [Accessed 9 September 2019]

[29] Baseball Ireland (2019) B League Fixtures [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=B&search_year=2019 [Accessed 9 September 2019]

[30] Baseball Ireland (2019) Playoff Fixtures [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=Playoffs&search_year=2019 [Accessed 6 October 2019]

Websites

[31] Baseball Ireland (2020) B League [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/151694/ [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[32] Baseball Ireland (2020) Results [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/results/ [Accessed 28 August 2020][17 September 2020][Last Accessed 29 September 2020]

[33] Baseball Ireland (2020) League Standings as of 28 August 2020 / 14 September 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/irish-league-standings-as-of-28-august/ [Accessed 28 August 2020][17 September 2020][Last Accessed 29 September 2020]

Social Media

[34] Mariners Baseball (2020) Post, September 20, 2020:” A & B League Pennants belong to us .” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/MarinersBaseballClub/photos/a.645537192167146/3243650042355835/ [Accessed 29 September 2020]

[35] Dublin Live (2020) Champions! [Internet] Available from: https://i2-prod.dublinlive.ie/incoming/article19019676.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/3_5c43bc56-39cc-4110-a3af-43576a11ae00.jpg [Accessed 29 September 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Peter Kavanagh, Baseball Ireland & Peter Mullin, Dublin Black Sox

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