Rounders Council of Ireland All-Ireland Championships Senior Women 2005

Senior Ladies Championship 2005

DateHome TeamAway Team
2005Limekiln (Dublin)WErne Eagles (Cavan)L
2005Bagenalstown (Carlow)WDesertmartin (Derry)L
All-Ireland Final
2005Limekiln (Dublin)WBagenalstown (Carlow)L
GAA Rounders Council All Ireland Senior Ladies Championship 2005 [References: 2]]

Leinster Championship

Leinster ChampionshipPWDLFAPts
Bagenalstown (Carlow) (AIP)11001542
Ballon (Carlow)10104150
[References: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
2005Bagenalstown (Carlow)15Ballon (Carlow)4
[Reference: 2]

Note: Limekiln (Dublin) bye into All-Ireland Playoffs.

Ulster Championship

Ulster ChampionshipPWDLRFRAPts
Erne Eagles (Cavan) (AIP)22001244
Desertmartin (Derry)320111104
Kildress (Tyrone)210120202
Ni Mhichil (Derry)300313220
[References: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
2005DesertmartinWNi MhichilL
2005Kildress10Ni Mhichil9
2005Erne EaglesWDesertmartinL
2005Erne Eagles12Ni Mhichil4
[Reference: 2]


Limekiln of Dublin won a highly competitive Senior Women’s All-Ireland Rounders Championship in 2005, triumphing in the Final over Carlow’s Bagenalstown. The team from Tymon Park in Tallaght had received a bye into the All-Ireland Playoffs with Bagenalstown contesting the other Leinster place with Ballon, also from Carlow. The Ulster Championship saw two close games involving Kildress from Tyrone which were decided by a single run, but it was to be Derry’s Desertmartin and Cavan’s Erne Eagles who made it through to the All-Ireland Playoffs. The fourth team in the Ulster round-robin group was Ni Mhichil from Derry.

About Rounders

Rounders is an Irish and British version of Softball and Baseball, and thought to be the ancestor of both. It was first codified in Ireland as part of the Original GAA Charter of 1884, but not organised until 1958. It is a Bat and Ball (also known as Safe Haven) sport whereby the batter attempts to hit a ball thrown at him or her by a pitcher or bowler and then attempts to run around the bases back home.


[1] Anon. (2009) banner [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 27 October 2020]

Internet Archive

[2] GAA Rounders Council | Wayback Machine (2005) Senior All Ireland Semi-Final Results [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 27 October 2020]



[3].(2005) “Limekiln raise rounders title”. The Echo. Thursday, August 25, 2005.

[4] Anon. (2005) “Poor finish for Limekiln”. The Echo. Thursday, September 29, 2005.


Thanks to Fiona Corrigan.

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