Irish Baseball Association | Championship 1961-1966


1961Tramore Sea Lions14Waterford Walruses12 *
1962Waterford Walruses8Tramore Sea Lions7
1964Dublin Baseball Club7Waterford Baseball Club1
1966Dublin Baseball Club10Waterford Baseball Club9

Reference: [1][2][4][6]


The first ever Baseball game played in public between two Irish teams was between the Tramore Sea Lions and Waterford Walruses in Tramore in 1961. The teams were of 12-15 year olds and were the only two in the country at the time. After playing a number of games through the season they played a Championship game at the end, won 14-12 by Tramore in extra innings. [1]

Waterford Walruses gained revenge the following year, winning by the slimmest of margins 8-7. [2]

In 1963 there were plans for Tramore to visit Netherlands, which is one of the 10 Major Baseball Countries in the World. [3]

By 1964 the Tramore Club appears to have disappeared and a new Club formed in Dublin, with the Irish Baseball Association being formed by the Dublin and Waterford Baseball Clubs. Dublin shocked the more experienced Waterford 7-1 in 1964. [4]

In 1965 the Dutch Federation planned to send a team to Ireland to play the first International here. The Waterford Club managed to get hold of colour film of the 1965 World Series which caused great excitement. [5]

The 1966 Championship was won by Dublin, 10-9 over Waterford, with a big fourth innings where they scored seven runs. [6]

The teams were for players 12-15 years old. Baseball appears to have ceased in Ireland after this.



[1] Anon. (1961) “Tramore Sea Lions Baseball Champions” Waterford News and Star. Tuesday, September 5, 1961. pg. 5

[2] Anon. (1962) “Waterford are Baseball Champions for 1962”. Munster Express. Friday, September 7, 1962. pg. 10.

[3] Anon. (1963) “Tramore Notes : If Present Plans Materialise” Munster Express. Friday, July 26, 1963. pg. 4.

[4] Anon. (1964) “Baseball | Explosions misfired” Waterford News and Star. Friday, September 25, 1964. pg. 13.

[5] Anon. (1966) “Baseball At Top Level | Colour Film of World Series for Waterford” Munster Express. Friday, August 19, 1966. pg. 18.

[6] Anon. (1966) “Baseball | Waterford Bows to Dublin” Munster Express Friday, October 7, 1966. pg. 19.


Thanks to Hugh Mulcahy

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