Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Baseball in Ireland: We do it wetter!

Believe it or not, the 2008 Irish baseball season is almost upon us. For 2008 the league will take the following format;

A League (Division one)
  • The Dublin Hurricanes (based out of Corcaigh Park)
  • The Blacksox (based out of Shanganah park in Shankill)
  • The Greystones Mariners (based in Greystones)
  • The Dublin Spartans (based out of Corcaigh Park)
  • Indios BBC (based out of Corcaigh Park)
  • The Belfast Northstars (based in Belfast, Northern Ireland)
B League (Developmental league, division two)
  • The Dublin Hurricanes B (based out of Corcaigh Park)
  • The Blacksox B (based out of Shanganah park in Shankill)
  • The Greystones Mariners B (based in Greystones)
  • The Dublin Spartans B (based out of Corcaigh Park)
  • The Cork Druids (based in Cork)
Andy 'the hitman' Martin, Lorcan 'statto' Sherlock and me under an umbrella during one of last 'summers' many rain outs that cursed the Irish baseball league

The 'A' league is basically as you were with the one change being the 'Twins United' have changed their name to 'Indios BBC', this being their fourth name change since they started playing in the league!

Here's how the 'A' league finished up in 2007

The 2007 Irish Baseball League Standings
Team
Played
Won
Lost
W/O
Points
A League
Hurricanes
15
11
4
0
48
Spartans
15
12
0
3
45
Black Sox
14
9
5
0
41
Mariners
13
6
7
0
31
Northstars
15
5
7
4
22
Twins
15
0
13
2
11


Baseball Ireland - we do it wetter!

Each 'A' league team will play a healthy 15 games and the 'B' league squads will play 12 games each, making for two nice long league programs.

The first two weeks scheduled games
Week one


Date Time Venue Home Away

5-Apr 11am Corcaigh Park Spartans Black Sox

5-Apr 11am Belfast North Stars Mariners

5-Apr 2pm Belfast North Stars Mariners

Week two

12-Apr 11am Shanganagh Mariners Black Sox

12-Apr 1pm Corcaigh Park Hurricanes Indios BBC

12-Apr 11am Belfast North Stars Spartans

Where is Corcaigh Park? Right here, that's where!

Just another sun soaked afternoon of Irish baseball!!

Links to note:

If you would like to get involved with Baseball Ireland at any level, Adult or Youth, or would like to support the game in Ireland, please refer to this link

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