Category: Baseball

Belfast Wolves Irish Baseball League Team 2004-2006

Belfast Baseball Association Graphic
Belfast Baseball Association Graphic 2004-2006 [References: 1]

Factfile

Home Field: The Dub / Queen’s University Belfast Playing Fields, Upper Malone Road, Belfast

Colours: Red Shirts with Black trim, Grey Pants.

Honours: None

All-Time Record: (W-L-Forfeit) All Games (10-31-0) Regular Season (10-31-0) Playoffs (0-0-0)

Year by Year Record

YearLeaguePWLFFPtsPosPWPLChpIWILIC
2004IBL184140307
2005IBL8170118
2005IBL Trophy8440203
2006B7160104
[References: 2-7]

History

Belfast Wolves were the second team created as part of the Belfast Baseball Association when in 2004 they joined the Belfast North Stars and 8 Greater-Dublin-Area-based teams in the Irish Baseball League. They finished with a respectable 4-14 record on their first season, ending in 7th place of 10 teams. In 2005 the League was split halfway between a Championship (Upper League) and Trophy (Lower League) and after finishing 8th of 9 teams were placed in the Trophy section where they improved on their 1-7 first-half start to complete the Trophy in an even 4-4 record. Teams in the Trophy section were placed in the new Baseball Ireland B League in 2006 with the Dublin teams made B teams of their A League Dublin counterparts. After a 1-6 season where they finished 1-6 and fourth place of four teams they folded.

Legend

KeyExplanation
DivDivision
IBLIrish Baseball League
ChampChampionship (2nd Half Top Group)
TrophyTrophy (2nd Half Bottom Group)
ABaseball Ireland A-League
BBaseball Ireland B-League
PPlayed
WWon
LLost
FFForfeit
PtsPoints
PosFinal League/Division Position
ChpFinal Playoff Position
WWinners
FFinalists
SFSemi-Finalists
POKnocked Out in Playoff Round

References

Logos

[8] Belfast Baseball Association Wayback Machine (2005) BBA_Header_Graphics [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20050816232349im_/http://www.belfastbaseball.com/BBA_Header_Graphics.jpg [Accessed 10 June 2021]

Blogs

[2] Boston Irish (2008) The Lowdown on Baseball in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://irishbaseballseason.blogspot.com/2007/05/baseball-in-ireland-really-low-down-on.html [Accessed 28 November 2019]

Internet Archive

[3] Panthers Baseball Club | ETeamz | Wayback Machine (2003) Irish Baseball History So Far [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20030907212205/http://www.eteamz.com/panthers-irl/news/index.cfm?id=717896&cat=150587 [Accessed 28 November 2019]

Bibliography

[4] (2008) Chetwynd, Josh. Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History. pg. 276. North Carolina and London

Internet Archive

[5] 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]

[6] 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]

[7] 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]

[8] Belfast Baseball Association Wayback Machine (2006) Home [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20050816232349/http://www.belfastbaseball.com/ [Accessed 10 June 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Dr. Jose A. Santos (Baseball Ireland)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 June 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

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

Black Sox Forever! Logo 2004-2008

Dublin Black Sox Baseball Ireland Team 2001-2017

Black Sox Logo
Black Sox Logo [References: 2]

Factfile

Home Field: Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin22 / Co. South Dublin (2002-2005) Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin / Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (2006-2017)

Colours: Black Shirts; White Pants

Honours: 1 Time Playoff Final Runners-Up (2006) 7 Times Playoff Qualifiers (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)

All-Time Record: (W-L-Forfeit) All Games (116-132-10) Regular season (113-124-10) Playoffs (3-8-0) Note: Complete Record Unknown

Name Changes: Black Sox Baseball Club 2001-2005; Dublin Black Sox 2006-2017

Season by Season Record

YearLeaguePWLFFPtsPosPWPLChpIWILIC
2001IBL
2002IBL181341553
2003IBL14860384
2004IBL18126054411
2005IBL8530234
2005IBL Champ6240123
2006A14104044202
2007A1495041301
2008A15105045301
2009A16106046311
2010A155100305
2011A154110275
2012A1578036401
2013A1596042211
2014A15393185
2015A181143154
2016A162112174
2017A163121235
[References: 2-31]

Home Venue

History

Black Sox Baseball Club were founded in 2001, and played their first season at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. They opened the season with two wins versus Blue Devils. In 2002 they had a very successful season, finishing third with 13 wins from 18 games, and also posted a winning season in 2003 and 2004. The 2005 season was split halfway into a Championship section and a lower half Trophy section. the Black Sox qualified for the Championship section and finished third again, scoring 7-7 over the entire season.

This enabled them to play in the newly named Baseball Ireland A League for 2006 with the Trophy teams relegated to B team status of the A League teams. It was around this time that the Dublin teams added Dublin to their name and the Dublin Black Sox moved into a new field which had yet to be fully developed in Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin (Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown). They finished runners-up to the Dublin Spartans in both the League and the Playoff Final in what was to prove their best ever season. They went 10-4 during the Regular season that year, the least losses for the team ever in a season and their only season ever reaching the A League Final.

From 2007 to 2009 inclusive the Black Sox put up winning records (9-6, 10-5, 10-6) and qualified for the Playoffs each year but but lost in the first or second match-up each time without again reaching the Final. Three losing seasons followed although a slight recovery in the third year of that stretch in 2012 saw the Dublin Black Sox again reach the Playoffs. Second Place in the League followed in 2013 but yet again playoff disappointment. A big slump followed in 2014 with the Black Sox only recording 3 wins and they were to never to win more than that again from then to their final year in 2017 which was preceded by their B Team dropping out of the B League after 2016.

While never reaching the heights of their more successful neighbours in Clondalkin – the Dublin City Hurricanes and Dublin Spartans – nor their co-tenants in Shanganagh Park towards the end of the 2010s – the Greystones Mariners – they nonetheless played an important part of the four-team backbone of the Baseball Ireland A League from the opening of Shanganagh Park in 2006 to the opening of the Ashbourne International Baseball Centre in Co. Meath in 2017.

Logos

Black Sox Baseball Club Alternate Logo 2004-2008

Black Sox Forever! Logo 2004-2008
Black Sox Forever! Logo 2004-2008 {References: 1]

Dublin Black Sox Primary Logo 2004-2017

Black Sox Primary Logo 2004-2017 [References: 1]

Legend

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

References

Logos

[1] Dublin Black Sox Wayback Machine (2004) newsoxbar1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20040614200212im_/http://ianlenehan.tripod.com//sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/newsoxbar1.jpg [Accessed 10 June 2021]

[2] Dublin Black Sox Wayback Machine (2008) thumb269 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081004163545im_/http://www.blacksoxireland.com/pictures/thumb269.jpg [Accessed 10 June 2021]

Bibliography

[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]

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]

Internet Archive

[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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Peter Mullen (Dublin Black Sox)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 11 June 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

West Clare Dolphins Logo 2012

West Clare Dolphins Baseball Ireland Team 2010-2016

West Clare Dolphins Logo 2010
West Clare Dolphins Logo 2010 [References: 1]

Factfile

Home Field: Kilrush Community Centre, Kilrush, Co. Clare

Colours:

Honours: None

All-Time Record: (W-L-Forfeit) All-Games ( 11-73-6) Regular Season (11-73-6)Playoffs (0-0-0)

Season by Season Record

YearLeaguePWLFFPtsPosPWPLChpIWILIC
2010B10280165
2011B151140186
2012B151122146
2013B181152187
2014B164102268
2015DNC
2016B South162140224
[References: 2-11]

Home Venue

History

The West Clare Dolphins played their first season in Baseball Ireland’s B League in 2010 winning two of their 10 games and narrowly missing out on the Playoffs to Cavan Comets. Despite the increase in games played to 15 in 2011 and then 18 in 2013 they could only win one game each year. In 2014 they had arguably their best ever season, winning 4 of their 16 games although only on paper because the victories were forfeit wins against Dublin Tigers B (twice) and Dublin Spartans B (twice). The won on the field at Cavan Comets 24-4 on the last day of the season in 2011, and again in 2012 (By a score of 12-11) defeated Greystones Mariners B 10-9 in 2013. Both victories in their last season in 2016 were also forfeit victories versus Dublin Black Sox B. They were based in the scenic resort town of Kilrush, Co. Clare.

Evolution of the West Clare Dolphins Logo

2010 Season

West Clare Dolphins Logo 2010
West Clare Dolphins Logo 2010 [References: 1]

2011 Season

West Clare Dolphins Logo 2011
West Clare Dolphins Logo 2011 [References: 12]

2012 Season

West Clare Dolphins Logo 2012
West Clare Dolphins Logo 2012 [References: 13]

2013 to 2014 Seasons

West Clare Dolphins Logo 2013
West Clare Dolphins Logo 2013 [References: 14]

2016 Season

West Clare Dolphins Logo 2016 [References: 15]

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
APA League Pennant
BPB League Pennant
ACA League Championship
BCB League Championship
N/ANot Applicable

References

Images

[1] West Clare Dolphins Facebook Page (2010) Profile Picture. December 8, 2010 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westclare.dolphins/photos/a.1681003095467074/1681003168800400 [Accessed 10 June 2021]

Internet Archive

[2] Baseball Ireland | Wayback Machine (2008) 2010 Irish Baseball League | B-League | Standings | Results [Choose from Menu] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20110716140650/http://www.baseballireland.com/spulse.html [Accessed 13 September 2019]

Websites

[2] Baseball Ireland (2016) Schedule 2011 [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=A&search_year=2011 %5BAccessed 21 September 2016]

[3] Baseball Ireland (2016) Tables 2011 [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2011 %5BAccessed 21 September 2016]

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

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

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

Internet Archive

[7] 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]

Websites

Websites

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

Internet Archive

[9] 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]

Websites

[10] Baseball Ireland (2016) Schedule 2016 [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=A&search_year=2016 [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[11] Baseball Ireland (2016) Tables 2016 [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2016 [Accessed 23 March 2017]

Featured Logos

[12] West Clare Dolphins Facebook Page (2011) Profile Picture. February 4 2011 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westclare.dolphins/photos/a.1681003118800405/1681003212133729 [Accessed 10 June 2021]

[13] West Clare Dolphins Facebook Page (2011) Profile Picture. April 20, 2012 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westclare.dolphins/photos/a.1681003095467074/1681003158800401 [Accessed 10 June 2021]

[14] West Clare Dolphins Facebook Page (2011) Profile Picture. March 20, 2013 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westclare.dolphins/photos/a.1681003095467074/1681003172133733 [Accessed 10 June 2021]

[15] West Clare Dolphins Facebook Page (2011) Profile Picture. August 6, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westclare.dolphins/photos/a.1681003095467074/1683967731837277 [Accessed 10 June 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Peter Kavanagh, Baseball Ireland & Peter Mullen, Dublin Black Sox.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 June 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

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

Munster Warriors Baseball Ireland Team 2009-2013

Factfile

Home Field: Cork (2009), Limerick (2010-2011) Corkagh park, Clondalkin, Dublin (2012-2013)

Colours:

Honours: B League Pennant winners (2009) Playoff Qualifier (2009, 2011, 2012)

Career Record: (W-L-Forfeit) All Games (35-32-8) Regular Season (35-29-8) Playoffs (0-3-0) Note: Full record currently unknown.

Season by Season Record

YearLeaguePWLFFPtsPosPWPLChpIWILIC
2009B121200481BP
2010A15474196
2011A1578036301
2012A1596042202
2013A15384166
[References: 1-11]

Report

The Munster Warriors were formed in 2009 when the Cork Druids who had played in the B League in 2008 merged with an emerging Limerick team. They joined the B League their first season and won all 12 matches winning the B League Pennant (the result of the Final is currently unknown). After promotion to the A League in 2010 where they won 4 of 15 matches they went on to Qualify for the Playoffs in both 2011 and 2012, the latter year their best ever in the A League when they finished second with a 9-6 Wins-Losses record. The team folded after a disappointing 2013 season where they only won 3 of their matches. The Warriors played their home games in Cork in 2009, Limerick 2010 and 2011 and then had to make the long journey up to Dublin for all their games in 2012 and 2013.

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
APA League Pennant
BPB League Pennant
ACA League Championship
BCB League Championship
N/ANot Applicable

References

Internet Archive

[1] Baseball Ireland |Wayback Machine (2007) 2009 Adult Irish Baseball League [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090926041555/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 13 September 2019]

[2] Baseball Ireland |Wayback Machine (2007) 2009 Adult Irish Baseball League – Results to Date [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090927104356/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league_past.htm [Accessed 13 September 2019]

[3] – 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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internet Archive

[11] 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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Peter Kavanagh, Baseball Ireland.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 June 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

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

Cork Druids Baseball Ireland Team 2008

Factfile

Home Field: “Deireadh an Turas”, Bunakilla, Donoughmore, Blarney, Cork

Colours: Red Shirts and White Pants

Honours: None

Career Record: (W-L-Forfeit): All Games 1-7-2 / Regular Season 1-7-2 / Playoffs 0-0-0

Season by Season Record

YearLeaguePWLFFPtsPosPWPLChpIWILIC
2008B1017285

Report

Cork Druids are notable for being the first team from outside Dublin or Belfast to play in the Irish Baseball League. They were formed in 2004 in Donoughmore, Blarney, Co. Cork and as well as playing Little League (Youth Baseball) they joined the Baseball Ireland B League (Adult) in 2008 where they finished fifth and last behind the B Teams of the Dublin City Hurricanes, Greystones Mariners, Dublin Spartans and Dublin Black Sox. They won one of their 10 matches and lost 7 with the other two games forfeited. After the season they merged with an emerging Limerick team to form the Munster Warriors, which played out of Limerick featuring players from both Cork and Limerick. The Clubs coaches were Jason Murphy, Paul Healy and Tony Condon.

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

Internet Archive

[1] Baseball Ireland | Wayback Machine (2008) 2008 Adult Irish Baseball League [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081017051201/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm[Accessed 13 September 2019]

[2] Baseball Ireland | Wayback Machine (2008) 2008 Adult Irish Baseball League – Results to Date [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081006223339/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league_past.htm[Accessed 13 September 2019]

[3] Cork Sports Partnership (2021) Druids Baseball [Internet] Available from: https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/viewclubs/sort/s/letter/B [Accessed 10 June 2021]

[4] Cork Druids Wayback Machine (2010) Home [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20100308112043/http://www.druidsbaseball.com/ [Accessed 10 June 2021]

Images

Acknowledgements

Thanks to

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 10 June 2021

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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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Tuam Galway Cadet Baseball 1970

Report

A U.S. County Court Judge, Arthur O’Dea, whose grandparents were from Woodford, Co. Galway, arranged the first ever exhibition match of Baseball in Galway in August 1970. The match took place at Parkmore, Tuam, and involved teenagers from the locality, some of whom picked up the game fairly quickly. The Judge had hoped to have set up a League by the time he travelled back to Berger County, New Jersey, where he was from.

He left a set of Baseball bats with the Christian Brothers in Tuam and by September the boys in the Youth Club were playing regularly. He had also hoped to organise a match in New Jersey the following year between Irish and American teams, and had promised the boys if they were championship standard he would bring them to the United States in 1971 for the match.

References:

Sources:

[1] Anon. (1970) “The Judge socks it to them!” Evening Herald. Tuesday, August 18, 1970. pg. 18

[2] Anon. (1970) “U.S. judge brings Baseball to Galway”. Tuam Herald. Saturday, August 15, 1970. pg. 1.

[3] Anon. (1970) “Tuam Youth Club”. Tuam Herald. Saturday, September 19, 1970. pg. 6.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the Glenamaddy Tully’s.

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Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 31 May 2021

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Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo

Baseball Ireland B-League 2014

Baseball Ireland logo [Reference: 1]
Baseball Ireland logo [Reference: 1]

BI B-League 2014

 PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes B161510 
*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
Baseball Ireland B-League Standings 2014 [References: 3]

Playoffs

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

Regular Season

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
22.03.2014Greystones Mariners B1Dublin Tigers B16
22.03.2014Dublin Spartans B14Dublin Black Sox B4
23.03.2014Cavan Comets8Ashbourne Giants9
Week 2
29.03.2014Dublin City Hurricanes B17Greystones Mariners B1
30.03.2014Belfast North Stars B12Ashbourne Giants1
30.03.2014Belfast North Stars B16Ashbourne Giants8
30.03.2014Dublin Spartans B3Cavan Comets10
Week 4
05.04.2014Dublin City Hurricanes B18Dublin Black Sox B3
06.04.2014Greystones Mariners B16Dublin Spartans B22
Week 5
12.04.2014Dublin Black Sox B8West Clare Dolphins2
12.04.2014Dublin Black Sox B24West Clare Dolphins9
Week 6
27.04,2014Ashbourne Giants4Dublin City Hurricanes B14
Week 7
03.05.2014Dublin Spartans B16Greystones Mariners B4
Week 8
10.05.2014Ashbourne Giants7West Clare Dolphins0 #
10.05.2014Ashbourne Giants7West Clare Dolphins0 #
11.05.2014Greystones Mariners B2Belfast North Stars B16
11.05.2014Greystones Mariners B2Belfast North Stars B18
Week 9
17.05.2014Cavan Comets5Dublin City Hurricanes B25
17.05.2014Cavan Comets9Dublin City Hurricanes B8
17.05.2014Dublin Tigers B9Dublin Spartans B8
Week 10
24.05.2014West Clare Dolphins7Dublin Tigers B0 #
24.05.2014West Clare Dolphins7Dublin Tigers B0 #
25.05.2014Cavan Comets11Greystones Mariners B0
Week 11
31.05.2014Cavan Comets2Belfast North Stars B5
31.05.2014Cavan Comets3Belfast North Stars B11
31.05.2014Ashbourne Giants8Dublin Spartans B10
Week 12
07.06.2014Ashbourne Giants8Dublin Black Sox B7
07.06.2014Dublin City Hurricanes B8Ashbourne Giants5
08.06.2014Belfast North Stars B13Dublin Tigers B8
08.06.2014Belfast North Stars B12Dublin Tigers B11
Mid-Week
11.06.2014Greytones Mariners B2Dublin City Hurricanes B18
Week 13
14.06.2014West Clare Dolphins14Greystones Mariners B18
14.06.2014West Clare Dolphins7Greystones Mariners B15
15.06.2014Belfast North Stars B6Dublin Spartans B4
15.06.2014Belfast North Stars B12Dublin Spartans B5
15.06.2014Dublin Tigers B0 #Cavan Comets7
15.06.2014Dublin Tigers B0 #Cavan Comets7
Week 14
21.06.2014West Clare Dolphins1Dublin City Hurricanes B16
21.06.2014West Clare Dolphins4Dublin City Hurricanes B24
22.06.2014Greystones Mariners B2Ashbourne Giants19
22.06.2014Greystones Mariners B10Ashbourne Giants9
Mid-Week
25.06.2014Dublin Black Sox B3Dublin Spartans B6
Week 15
28.06.2014Dublin City Hurricanes B10Belfast North Stars B6
28.06.2014Dublin City Hurricanes B24Belfast North Stars B1
29.06.2014Dublin Black Sox B4Ashbourne Giants11
29.06.2014Dublin Spartans B7Dublin Tigers B0 #
Week 16
06.07.2014Dublin Spartans B8Dublin City Hurricanes B11
06.07.2014Ashbourne Giants7Dublin Tigers B0 #
Mid-Week
09.07.2014Ashbourne Giants7Dublin Tigers B0 #
Week 17
12.07.2014Dublin City Hurricanes B7Dublin Tigers B0 #
13.07.2014Dublin Spartans B0 #Ashbourne Giants7
Mid-Week
16.07.2014Greystones Mariners B4Dublin Black Sox B14
Week 18
19.07.2014Cavan Comets12West Clare Dolphins1
19.07.2014Cavan Comets15West Clare Dolphins9
Week 19
27.07.2014Greystones Mariners B12Cavan Comets15
27.07.2014Dublin Tigers B0 #Dublin City Hurricanes B7
Week 20
02.08.2014Dublin Black Sox B7Dublin Tigers B0 #
02.08.2014Dublin Tigers B0 #Dublin Black Sox B7
02.08.2014West Clare Dolphins7 Dublin Spartans B0 #
02.08.2014West Clare Dolphins7Dublin Spartans B0 #
Week 21
09.08.2014Dublin Black Sox B0Dublin City Hurricanes B11
10.08.2014Dublin Spartans B1Cavan Comets12
Week 22
17.08.2014Dublin Black Sox B1Cavan Comets0
17.08.2014Dublin Black Sox B0Cavan Comets1
17.08.2014Dublin Tigers B0Greystones Mariners B7
Week 23
23.08.2014Belfast North Stars B1West Clare Dolphins8
23.08.2014Belfast North Stars B19West Clare Dolphins18
23.08.2014Dublin City Hurricanes B6Dublin Spartans B4
24.08.2014Ashbourne Giants4Cavan Comets20
24.08.2014Dublin Black Sox B8Greystones Mariners B5
Week 24
31.08.2014Belfast North Stars B10Dublin Black Sox B3
31.08.2014Belfast North Stars B11Dublin Black Sox B2
Baseball Ireland B-League Regular Season Results 2014 [Reference: 2]

Report

There was an expanded Baseball Ireland B League in 2014, featuring B teams of all five returning A League teams (Dublin teams the City Hurricanes, Spartans and Black Sox as well as the Greystones Mariners and Belfast North Stars), as well as the B team of new team the Dublin Tigers, representing a Venezuelan company in Ireland, and regional teams the West Clare Dolphins, Cavan Comets and Ashbourne Giants. Dublin City Hurricanes B won the League Pennant and Championship, defeating Belfast North Stars B 13-1 and 14-1 in the best-of-three games Final Series. Cavan Comets reached the Semi-Finals after knocking out Ashbourne Giants, both teams best season yet, knocking out Greystones Mariners B and Dublin Black Sox B respectively in the Playoffs First Round. Cormac Eklof pitched superbly for the Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Final and Jose Martinez in Game 2 in what was a one-sided Final Series.

About Baseball and Baseball Ireland

Baseball is a bat-and ball game where players aim to hit a ball thrown at them by a pitcher and run around four bases back home without being caught or run out. A run is scored when a player gets back to home base. It is similar to the GAA game of Rounders, but the bases are 90 feet apart rather than 60 and pitching can be overarm. There are 9 Innings for each team in a standard Baseball game (seven in the case of thw Baseball Ireland B-League) and when three players on a team are out that is the end of the innings for the team. A teams innings is not over until three outs are made. It was first played in America, but is thought to have an ancestor in the Irish and British game of Rounders (and also similar games in Germany and Scandinavia such as Branboll). In Ireland it is Coed (Mixed).

References

Images

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

Websites

[2] Baseball Ireland (2013) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2014&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]

Internet Archive

[3] 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]

Newspapers

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

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tom Kelley and Adrian Kelly (Baseball Ireland) and Peter Mullen (Dublin Black Sox).

About this document

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 9 December 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 Resereved.

Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo

Baseball Ireland A-League 2014

Baseball Ireland Logo [Reference: 1]

Final Standings 2014

 PWLFrfGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes15150060
*Dublin Spartans1510505.045
*Greystones Mariners157808.036
*Belfast NorthStars156909.033
Dublin Black Sox1539314.018
Dublin Tigers1546514.317
Baseball Ireland A-League 2014 [Reference: 3]

Playoff Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoffs   
 06.092014Dublin City Hurricanes16Dublin Spartans6
06.09 2014Greystones Mariners3Belfast NorthStars1
 Semi-Final   
 13.092014Dublin Spartans7Greystones Mariners11
 A-League Final   
 20.092014Dublin City Hurricanes1Greystones Mariners3
 20.09.2014Greystones Mariners8Dublin City Hurricanes4
 (Greystones Mariners win Series 2-0)
Baseball Ireland A-League 2014 [Reference: 2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
22.03.2014Greystones Mariners4Dublin Tigers1
22.03.2014Dublin Spartans8Dublin Black Sox0
Week 2
29.03.2014Dublin City Hurricanes8Greystones Mariners6
Week 3
05.04.2014Dublin City Hurricanes12Dublin Black Sox4
06.04.2014Belfast North Stars3Dublin Tigers6
06.04.2014Belfast North Stars12Dublin Tigers14
06.04.2014Greystones Mariners3Dublin Spartans8
Week 4
13.04.2014Dublin Tigers4Dublin City Hurricanes13
13.04.2014Dublin Tigers13Dublin Black Sox3
Week 5
26.04.2014Greystones Mariners3Belfast North Stars2
26.04.2014Greystones Mariners8Belfast North Stars12
27.04.2014Dublin Spartans17Dublin Tigers7
Week 6
03.05.2014Dublin Black Sox3Belfast North Stars2
03.05.2014Dublin Tigers8Belfast North Stars15
03.05.2014Dublin Spartans12Greystones Mariners2
Week 8
17.05.2014Dublin Tigers7Dublin Spartans10
17.05.2014Dublin Tigers9Dublin Spartans8
18.05.2014Dublin City Hurricanes11Greystones Mariners6
Week 9
24.05.2014Belfast North Stars4Dublin City Hurricanes7
24.05.2014Belfast North Stars0Dublin City Hurricanes6
Week 10
31.05.2014Dublin Black Sox4Dublin Tigers10
Week 11
07.06.2014Greystones Mariners6Dublin City Hurricanes10
08.06.2014Dublin Black Sox0 #Dublin Spartans9
08.06.2014Dublin Spartans7Dublin Black Sox2
Week 12
14.06.2014Dublin City Hurricanes7Dublin Black Sox0
Mid-Week
18.06.2014Dublin Tigers0 #Dublin Black Sox7
Week 13
21.06.2014Greystones Mariners0Dublin Black Sox3
22.06.2014Dublin Spartans3Dublin City Hurricanes11
Week 14
29.06.2014Dublin City Hurricanes16Dublin Tigers1
Mid-Week
02.07.2014Dublin Spartans12Greystones Mariners2
Week 15
05.07.2014Belfast North Stars9Dublin Black Sox0 #
05.07.2014Belfast North Stars7Dublin Black Sox0
06.07.2014Dublin City Hurricanes8Dublin Spartans2
Week 16
12.07.2014Dublin Black Sox0Greystones Mariners8
13.07.2014Dublin Spartans8Belfast North Stars5
Mid-Week
23.07.2014Dublin Tigers0 #Dublin City Hurricanes7
Week 17
26.07.2014Dublin City Hurricanes11Belfast North Stars1
Mid-Week
06.08.2014Greystones Mariners7Dublin Tigers0 #
Week 19
09.08.2014Dublin Black Sox0 #Dublin City Hurricanes9
09.08.2014Dublin Tigers0 #Dublin Spartans9
10.08.2014Belfast North Stars5Greystones Mariners15
Week 20
17.08.2014Belfast North Stars11Dublin Spartans0
17.08.2014Belfast North Stars9Dublin Spartans4
17.08.2014Dublin Tigers0 #Greystones Mariners9
Week 21
23.08.2014Dublin Spartans5Dublin City Hurricanes8
24.08.2014Dublin Black Sox1Greystones Mariners12
Baseball Ireland A-League 2014 [Reference: 2]

Report

It was a fairytale end for Greystones Mariners, in last place until the last month of the season, as they climbed above Dublin Black Sox and newcomers Dublin Tigers in the standings to make the playoffs, where they kept the momentum, beating first Belast North Stars 3-1, then shocking defending nine-times Chamions Dublin Spartans 11-7 in the Semi-Final before triumphing over the Dublin City Hurricanes, undefeated until then, 3-1 and 8-4 in the A League Final. Dublin City Hurricanes had yet again the disappointment of winning the A League Pennant with an unblemished 15-0 Regular Season record only to lose the Final. Thanks for the victory was handed to the defensive work of Gareth Donnelly, Tommy Hernandez and Jack Fairbairn and the big hits of Enrique Verea. It was the first time in 10 years that the title had not been won by the Dublin Spartans. In all there were six teams in the A League with newcomers Dublin Tigers, representing a Venezuelan company in Ireland replacing Munster Warriors, although they pulled out with five games left.

About Baseball and Baseball Ireland

Baseball is a bat-and ball game where players aim to hit a ball thrown at them by a pitcher and run around four bases back home without being caught or run out. A run is scored when a player gets back to home base. It is similar to the GAA game of Rounders, but the bases are 90 feet apart rather than 60 and pitching can be overarm. There are 9 Innings for each team in a standard Baseball game (seven in the case of thw Baseball Ireland B-League) and when three players on a team are out that is the end of the innings for the team. A teams innings is not over until three outs are made. It was first played in America, but is thought to have an ancestor in the Irish and British game of Rounders (and also similar games in Germany and Scandinavia such as Branboll). In Ireland it is Coed (Mixed).

References

Images

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

Websites

[2] Baseball Ireland (2013) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2014&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]

Internet Archive

[3] 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]

Newspapers

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

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Peter Kavanagh (Baseball Ireland) and Peter Mullen (Dublin Black Sox).

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Last Updated: 9 December 2020

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Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo

Baseball Ireland B-League 2013

Baseball Ireland Logo [Reference: 1]
Baseball Ireland Logo [Reference: 1]

Final Standings

 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
Baseball Ireland B-League Standings 2013 [References: 3]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoffs   
01.09.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B15Belfast North Stars B5
01.09.2013Dublin Spartans B3Dublin Black Sox B5
Semi-Final   
07.09.2013Belfast North Stars B8Dublin Black Sox B 
Final (Best-of-3)   
15.09.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B10Belfast North Stars B0
15.09.2013Belfast North Stars B12Dublin City Hurricanes B13
Hurricanes B win Series 2-0 
Baseball Ireland B-League Playoffs 2013 [References: 2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
24.03.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B7Greystones Mariners B6
Week 2
30.03.2013Dublin Spartans B8Dublin Black Sox B9
Week 3
06.04.2013Dublin Black Sox B4Dublin City Hurricanes B9
06.04.2013Cavan Comets19West Clare Dolphins6
07.04.2013Belfast North Stars B6Dublin Spartans B2
07.04.2013Belfast North Stars B13Dublin Spartans B3
Week 4
13.04.2013Greystones Mariners B9West Clare Dolphins0 #
13.04.2013Greystones Mariners B9West Clare Dolphins0 #
13.04.2013Cavan Comets11Dublin City Hurricanes B25
13.04.2013Cavan Comets4Dublin City Hurricanes B17
13.04.2013Dublin Spartans B10Belfast North Stars B2
Week 5
21.04.2013Dublin Black Sox B8Belfast North Stars B10
21.04.2013Greystones Mariners B7Dublin Spartans B16
Week 6
28.04.2013Dublin Spartans B8Dublin City Hurricanes B5
Week 7
04.05.2013Dublin Black Sox B2Greystones Mariners B6
04.05.2013Cavan Comets7Belfast North Stars14
Week 8
11.05.2013Dublin Spartans B12Greystones Mariners B2
Week 9
18.05.2013Dublin Spartans B5Dublin Black Sox B6
19.05.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B11Cavan Comets1
Week 10
25.05.2013Greystones Mariners B4Dublin City Hurricanes B18
25.05.2013Dub,lin Spartans B14Cavan Comets4
26.05.2013Belfast North Stars B11Dublin Black Sox B13
26.05.2013Belfast North Stars B17Dublin Black Sox B19
Week 11
01.06.2013Greystones Mariners B10Dublin Black Sox B9
Week 12
08.06.2013Cavan Comets19Dublin Spartans B32
08.06.2013Cavan Comets16Dublin Spartans B20
08.06.2013West Clare Dolphins10Greystones Mariners B9
Week 13
15.06.2013Belfast North Stars B14Dublin City Hurricanes B4
15.06.2013Cavan Comets8Dublin Black Sox B10
16.06.2013Greystones Mariners B5Dublin Spartans B6
Week 14
22.06.2013Dublin Spartans B14West Clare Dolphins6
22.06.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B19West Clare Dolphins1
Week 15
29.06.2013Greystones Mariners B2Belfast North Stars B13
29.06.2013Greystones Mariners B8Belfast North Stars B5
29.06.2013West Clare Dolphins3Dublin City Hurricanes B20
29.06.2013West Clare Dolphins1Dublin City Hurricanes B11
30.06.2013Dublin Black Sox B0Dublin Spartans B14
Week 16
06.07.2013Dublin Black Sox B11Greystones Mariners B8
06.07.2013West Clare Dolphins2Belfast North Stars B21
06.07.2013West Clare Dolphins2Belfast North Stars B24
07.07.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B11Dublin Spartans B0
Week 17
20.07.2013Dublin Black Sox B22West Clare Dolphins2
20.07.2013Belfast North Stars B11West Clare Dolphins2
20.07.2013Cavan Comets12Greystones Mariners B11
20.07.2013Cavan Comets19Greystones Mariners B4
Week 18
27.07.2013Belfast North Stars B18Cavan Comets2
27.07.2013Belfast North Stars B12Cavan Comets16
27.07.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B6Dublin Black Sox B16
27.07.2013West Clare Dolphins25Dublin Spartans B27
27.07.2013West Clare Dolphins3Dublin Spartans B7
Week 19
03.08.2013Belfast North Stars B14Greystones Mariners B0
03.08.2013Dublin Black Sox B11Dublin City Hurricanes B16
03.08.2013West Clare Dolphins12Cavan Comets15
03.08.2013West Clare Dolphins2Cavan Comets17
Week 20
10.08.2013Greystones Mariners B4Cavan Comets17
10.08.2013Dublin Spartans B2Dublin City Hurricanes B13
Week 21
17.08.2013Dublin Black Sox B4Cavan Comets9
17.08.2013Dublin Black Sox B15Cavan Comets10
17.08.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B17Greystones Mariners B1
Week 22
24.08.2013Dublin City Hurricanes B5Belfast North Stars B3
25.08.2013West Clare Dolphins1Dublin Black Sox B13
25.08.2013West Clare Dolphins0Dublin Black Sox B18
Baseball Ireland B-League Regulsr Season Results 2013 [References: 2]

Report

Dublin City Hurricanes B won both the Baseball Ireland B League Pennant and Playoff Championship in 2013. After going 14-4 in the Regular Season and finishing two games ahead of both the Belfast North Stars B and Dublin Spartans B, they defeated first the North Stars in the Playoffs and then swept the B-League Final Series 2-0, also against the North Stars after the Belfast team eliminated the Dublin Black Sox B in the Semi-Final. The Black Sox had finished in fourth on 11-7, just two games ahead of the much improved Cavan Comets (9-9) with the Greystones Mariners B (5-13) and West Clare Dolphins (1-15, 2 Forfeits) the other two teams in the B-League.

About Baseball and Baseball Ireland

Baseball is a bat-and ball game where players aim to hit a ball thrown at them by a pitcher and run around four bases back home without being caught or run out. A run is scored when a player gets back to home base. It is similar to the GAA game of Rounders, but the bases are 90 feet apart rather than 60 and pitching can be overarm. There are 9 Innings for each team in a standard Baseball game (seven in the case of thw Baseball Ireland B-League) and when three players on a team are out that is the end of the innings for the team. A teams innings is not over until three outs are made. It was first played in America, but is thought to have an ancestor in the Irish and British game of Rounders (and also similar games in Germany and Scandinavia such as Branboll). In Ireland it is Coed (Mixed).

References

Images

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

Websites

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

Internet Archive

[3] 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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tom Kelley and Adrian Kelly (Baseball Ireland) and Peter Mullen (Dublin Black Sox).

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 7 December 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 Resereved.