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Dublin City Hurricanes Baseball Ireland Team 1998-2020

Dublin City Hurricanes Logo [Reference: 32]

Home Field: O’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Co. South Dublin

Colours: Red Jerseys with Black Trim, White Pants and Red Sox

Honours: Irish Baseball League A-League Champions (5): 2005, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 / A-League Pennant (14): 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Dublin City Hurricanes: A-League Champions 2017[6]

Season-by-Season Record

YearDivPWLFFPtsPosPWPLChpIWILIC
1997IBL     1     
1998IBL            
1999IBL12930302   
2000IBL            
2001IBL            
2002IBL181440602      
2003IBL141130471   
2004IBL18162066102SF   
2005IBL8620262   
2005Champ660024120W   
2006A141040442   
2007A15114048123F   
2008A15105045212F   
2009A16133055111F   
2010A15105045102F   
2011A15150060123F   
2012A15132054122F   
2013A1587039411SF   
2014A15150060112F   
2015A18180072120W   
2016A17161065120W   
2017A16142058120W   
2018A16142058120W   
2019A18108030320W
2020A82514400N/A
[References: 3-32]

Note: Known simply as “Hurricanes” in the Irish Baseball League (1999-2005)

Report

Dublin City Hurricanes are one of Baseball Ireland’s oldest and most successful teams, having been founded in the first season of the Irish Baseball League after the first player draft took place (second season of 1998). They won the League Pennant in 1997, 2003, 2004 when there were no Playoffs and in 2005 won both the League Pennant and Playoffs defeating Spartans in the Final. From 2006 to 2014 they won the A League Pennant 5 times but lost in the Playoff Final to Dublin Spartans (4 times) and Greystones Mariners (2014) – The Dublin Spartans won a remarkable 9 Championships in succession and Dublin City Hurricanes were unlucky to have come up against them during this run.

Breaking the run in 2015 they finally won the Playoffs under the new Baseball Ireland A League and B League system with a sweep of Greystones Mariners in the Final. This started a run of 4 League Pennant and Playoff Championships won in a row from 2015 to 2018 before a new duo of Ashbourne Giants and Greystones Mariners took over from the old dynastic duo of Dublin Spartans and Dublin City Hurricanes. Dublin City Hurricanes slipped to 3rd and 4th in the Standings in 2019 and 2020.

Legend / Key

KeyExplanation
DivDivision
IBLIrish Baseball League
ChampChampionship (2nd Half Top Group)
TrophyTrophy (2nd Half Bottom Group)
AIrish Baseball League A-League
PPlayed
WWon
LLost
FFForfeit
PtsPoints
PosFinal League/Division Position
ChpFinal Playoff Position
WWinners
FFinalists
SFSemi-Finalists
POKnocked Out in Playoff Round
PWPlayoff Matches Won
PLPlayoff Matches Lost
IWInternational Matches Won
ILInternational Matches Lost
ICInternational Championships Won
N/ANot Applicable

References

Bibliography

p>[8] (2008) Chetwynd, Josh. Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History. pg. 276. North Carolina and London.

Sources

[9] Anon. (2003) “Spartans crowned in Corkagh”. Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 2, 2003.

[10] Anon. (2003) “Corkagh to host a cracker”. Tallaght Echo. Thursday, September 25, 2003.

[11] Anon. (2008) “Spartans make it three in a row in Irish Championship”. Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 15, 2008.

[12] Anon. (2014) “Bittersweet for Hurricanes in Final”. Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 9, 2014.

[19] 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]

Images

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

[32] Dublin City Hurricanes Facebook Page (2018) Dublin City Hurricanes Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p200x200/10933776_804798689591934_8248138920111264355_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&oh=fa032b0e9afd140ec2e5ffa4f8ae3c0b&oe=5C54C203 [Accessed 6 October 2018]

[33] Baseball Ireland (2017) News- 24th September 2017 – Champions – Dublin City Hurricanes [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/news.php#240 [Accessed 20 October 2017]

Websites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internet Archive

[3] Internet Archive – Irish Baseball and Softball Federation (1999) The 1999 Irish Baseball League Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19991103022901/http://www.ibsf.ie:80/baseball/Baseball_Schedule_99.htm#Top [Accessed 10 August 2017]

[4] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2003) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20030206112504/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[5] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2003) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20031001124151/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2004) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20041206085245/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

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

[20] 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]

[21] 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]

[22] 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]

[23] 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]

[24] – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2010) Ladder [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/save/_embed/http://websites.sportstg.com/nfnn/rpt_ladder.cgi?results=N&round=18&client=1-7884-0-108844-0&pool=1 [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[25] 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]

[26] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2013) 2013 League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20131015095707/http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2013 [Accessed 19 June 2018]

[27] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2014) 2014 League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20141219024651/http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2014 [Accessed 19 June 2018]

[28] 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]

Social Media

[29] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1308998669133659 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

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

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

Websites

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

[34] Baseball Ireland (2019) A League Fixtures [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=A&search_year=2019 [Accessed 30 September 2019]

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

[36] Baseball Ireland (2020) A League [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/151693/ [Accessed 9 September 2019]

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

[38] Baseball Ireland (2020) League Standings as of 28 August 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/irish-league-standings-as-of-28-august/ [Accessed 28 August 2020, 31 August 2020][Last Accessed 17 September 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Peter Kavanagh, Baseball Ireland

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 June 2021

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