Author: Enda Mulcahy

WLBU Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Premier Division 2019

Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Logo [References: 1]

Table

PosTeam

Table Compiled from Results Grid in Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Facebook Page. For Official Table please vist WLBU Facebook Page at [References: 2] Note: One Game between Diamonds and St. Joseph’s was a double forfeit.

Recap

Despite a strong end-of-season surge that saw Diamonds win seven games in a row to dominate the second half of the season, Newport picked up the last Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Premier Division title in 2019 before the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic struck, cancelling the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Newport had indeed lost their final game of the season, but finished on 24 points from 12 wins, with Llanrumney second on 22 points from 11 wins and Diamonds third on 20 points from 10 wins. [References: 2]

From those three teams there was a large gap back to Gower A, St. Joseph’s and Canton Cross, who each finished with 12 points from 6 wins and then Railway on 8 points from four wins and Fairwater Ladies who lost all 14 matches. [References: 2]

ABOUT WELSH BASEBALL

Welsh Baseball is a version of Rounders and Baseball played primarily in South Wales, and also in Liverpool, where it is known as English Baseball. It is like a cross between Baseball, Rounders and Cricket. During the latter half of the 19th Century, the famous A.G. Spalding of Major League Baseball fame organised a Baseball Tour of England and Ireland, and in the process played a number of games against English and Welsh Rounders teams, who adopted some of the rules (such as tagging a playerout with the ball and two-handed batting). It kept the poles rather than flat bases and left the diamond in an irregular shape with all four sides unequal in length. Welsh Baseball also has a bat more like a Cricket Bat than a Baseball Bat, and it tapers towards the handle. According to sources in referenced in the articles below, Irish immigrants to Liverpool and South Wales were numerous among the Working Classes playing the game in the 20th Century. It is still played in South Wales and Liverpool but is now mostly a Children’s and Teenagers Game. [References: 3]

REFERENCES

Logo References

[1] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Facebook Page (2017) Profile Picture April 12 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/21387949710/photos/a.10154678147744711.1073741828.21387949710/10155257824239711/?type=3&theater [Accessed 30 November 2017]

Results and Table Grid References

[2] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Facebook (2019) Post, July 19, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10157463399844711&set=pb.100042887265665.-2207520000.. [Accessed 13 May 2022]

About and History References

[3] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Facebook (2017) Around the Bases : Welsh Baseball union April / May 1988 [Internet] Available from: http://www.facebook.com/21387949710/photos/pcb.10155902328909711/10155902302069711/?type=3&theater [Accessed 30 November 2017][Actual Page Reference: https://www.facebook.com/Welsh-Ladies-baseball-Union-21387949710/photos/pcb.10155902328909711/10155902303314711 [Accessed 30 November 2017][Last Accessed 15 October 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Kate Hartnett, Cardiff University.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 13 May 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

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

GAA Rounders Senior Mens Championship 2022

GAA Rounders Logo [References: 1]

Table

PosTeam

Table Compiled Automatically from results. For Official Table please visit link in [References: S-2]

Legend / Key: W=Wins (2 Pts), D=Draw (1 Pt), L=Loss (0 Pts), RS = Runs Scored; RA = Runs Allowed, Inn = Innings Played, RR = Run Rate ((Runs Scored – Runs Allowed) / Innings played), FP = Fielding Points (3 Pts per Game Played, -3 Points per Forfeit), Total = Total Points (2 Pts per Win plus 1 Pt per Loss plus Fielding Points)

Finals Scoreboard

Scoreboard compiled from scoreboard on GAA Rounders website. For Official Scoreboard please visit link in [References: S-1]

Scoreboard

Scoreboard compiled from scoreboard on GAA Rounders website. For Official Scoreboard please visit link in [References: S-2]

Gameweek Reports

Gameweeks 1-2 Report (April 2022)

After two Game Weeks Carrick Emmets from Co. Monaghan, The Heath (Co. Laois), Erne Eagles (Co. Cavan) and Cuchulainn Rounders (Co. Carlow) were the only undefeated teams having played one game each. Limekiln Rounders (Co. Dublin), Glynn Barntown (Co. Wexford) had both won one and lost one while Breaffy GAA (Co. Mayo), Adamstown Rounders (Co. Wexford) and Skryne GFC (Co. Meath) were all winless. [References: S-2]

Gameweeks 3-9 Report (May-June 2022)

It was very tight at the top of the GAA Rounders Senior Men’s All-Ireland Championship after Gameweek 9 at the end of June with Erne Eagles in first place on 23 points having won four games from five. The Heath and Cuchulainn Rounders were both on 18 points with 3 wins and one loss and Carrick Emmets were undefeated on 15 points after 3 victories from 3 games. Limekiln were seemingly out the running with 2 wins and 3 losses as were both Adamstown and Breaffy with 1 triumph and 4 defeats, although Glynn Barntown, having only lost 2 games were still in with a chance with 1 victory. Skryne had only played one game and forfeited one. [References: S-2]

Gameweeks 10-13 Report (July 2022)

A series of big games between the top clubs left Cuchulainn and Erne Eagles out in front with 33 points from 6 wins in 7 games apiece. The next four places were very close with Carrick Emmets in third on 30 points from 4 wins and 1 draw from 7 games; Limekiln on 29 points from 4 wins and 3 losses; The Heath on 26 points from 4 wins and 2 losses; and Glynn Barntown on 2 wins and 1 draw from their 6 games were on 23 points. Teams out of the running were adamstown on 2 wins from 7 games; Breaffy with a single win from 7 games and Skryne with 6 losses. [References: S-2]

Gameweek 14 Report (7 August 2022)

Skryne lost by only 4 runs to 6 to Glynn Barntown as they finished with improved form especially defensively. The narrow win left Glynn Barntown in with an outside chance of making the Semi-Finals if they won versus Adamstown in their final game and LImekiln and Carrick Emmets both lost, although Glynn Barntown would need a massive win to overhaul Carrick’s run rate in order to finish above them in the tie-breaker. [References: S-2]

Gameweek 15 Report (14 August 2022)

Cuchulainn took the 2022 GAA Rounders Senior All-Ireland Championship Men’s League title after defeating Limekiln Rounders 20-2 having played only two Innings to Breaffy’s four. The Co. Carlow team had a very slight Run Rate advantage over Co. Cavan’s Erne Eagles to take the honours after both clubs finished with seven wins and one loss in their eight games. Erne Eagles had a 28-8 victory over Co. Dublin’s Limekiln in the Final Gameweek, with four innings played by Erne. Those two clubs were joined in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals by The Heath of Co. Laois and Carrick Emmetts of Co. Monaghan after The Heath won by 20-17 in the gamde between the two clubs in Gameweek 15. In the other game Co. Wexford’s Glynn-Barntown won 33-10 versus Co. Dublin’s Adamstown but failed to overcome Carrick Emmetts better Run Rate after the two finished levels on points. [References: S-1 and S-2]

All-Ireland Semi-Finals (27 August 2022)

Carrick Emmetts booked their place in the GAA Rounders Senior All-Ireland Championship Men’s Final after a close 19-17 victory at Cuchulainn Rounders of Co. Carlow. The Co. Monaghan Club went on to meet Ulster neighbours Erne Eagles in the Final after the Co. Cavan club had an easier win over The Heath of Co. Laois, running out 32-16 victors. [References: S-1]

All-Ireland Final (18 September 2022)

In an All-Ulster 2022 GAA Rounders Senior All-Ireland Championship Men’s Final, Co. Cavan’s Erne Eagles triumphed for a record 14th time, The Eagles defeated Carrick Emmetts from neighbouring Co. Monaghan 24-6 after 6.5 Innings in the Final played at the National Sports Campus at Abbottstown, Co. Dublin. [References: S-1]

Team Map 2022

[M-1] Detailed map of Ireland with administrative divisions into provinces and counties, major cities of the country, vector illustration onwhite background Item ID: 1975170977 Contributor martinova4 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/detailed-map-ireland-administrative-divisions-into-1975170977 [Accessed 11 January 2022][GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Championship 2022 Text and Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie / gaa.world][For Rounders Crest References please see CR-1 to CR-9 in References at the foot of this Article][Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball.ie / gaa.world 2022] [References: M-1]

About GAA Rounders Senior Mens Championship 2022

The 2022 GAA Rounders Senior Mens Championship is the highest level Mens All-Ireland Championship and features 9 teams: Carrick Emmets (Monaghan), Erne Eagles (Cavan), Adamstown and Glynn Barntown (Wexford), Cuchulainn (Carlow), Skryne (Meath), Limekiln (Dublin), The Heath (Laois) and Breaffy (Mayo)

ABOUT GAA 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.

REFERENCES

LOGO REFERENCES

[1] GAA Rounders (2020) logo [Internet] Available from: https://gaarounders.ie/admin/postimages/371981c28e04186b1ceb390594888b02.jpg  [Accessed 9 September 2019]

SCOREBOARD REFERENCES

[S-1] GAA Rounders (2022) Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaarounders.ie/Results [Accessed 11 September 2022][Last Accessed 9 October 2022]

[S-2] GAA Rounders (2022) Senior Mens Championship [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaarounders.ie/Tournaments?t=38 [Accessed 24 April 2022][Last accessed 7 August 2022]

CREST REFERENCES

[CR-1] Adamstown Rounders Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, June 8, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=364946954129477&set=a.199435648645816 [Accessed 24 April 2022][Actual Image Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/62044262_364946957462810_1050436549767856128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=174925&_nc_ohc=PHWh-S2I9DIAX-RBnUz&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_nBBgJaNlAdWy-jkaW2CA11RAHCMLSzHrVMMGOvvLO4Q&oe=6289A104 ][Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-4] Breaffy GAA (2016) crest [Internet] Available from: https://www.breaffygaa.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/crest.png [Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-5] Ballon Village (2014) Rounders-logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.ballonvillage.com/wp-content/gallery/rounders-misc-2014/Rounders-logo.jpg [Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-6] Erne Eagles Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, 23 April 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=434194948511718&set=pb.100057636483467.-2207520000..&type=3 [Accessed 24 April 2022][Actual Image reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/278971506_434194935178386_1389966111761695165_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=E2_nKqLB9okAX9NCnru&tn=ustunkcjmGgmI3q9&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT97-jR2zpe8Ge-4v4gM1Y0jgCi4qT3GfAJT7iOW20eN-A&oe=62697C2B [Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-7] Glynn Barntown GAA (2022) Home [Internet] Available from: http://www.glynnbarntown.com/ [Accessed 24 April 2022][Snipped and resized]

[CR-8] Kevins GAA (2022) Limekiln-Rounders-240×300 [Internet] Available from: https://www.kevins.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Limekiln-Rounders-240×300.jpeg [Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-10] Carrick Emmets Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, March 17, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/carrickmacross.emmets/photos/a.1481911642042365/3255287511371427/ [Accessed 27 April 2022][Actual crest References at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/276129969_3255287498038095_6161869425635791334_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=RntaZ2HhBVQAX807h15&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT9UtsExh7MZcCPtUn9XHshdlnncL6-EXhUAtPMoedOOUg&oe=626E1DB3 [Accessed 27 April 2022]

[CR-11] Skryne GFC (2022) Skryne [Internet] Available from: https://skrynegfc.ie/wp-content/uploads/sites/125/2022/02/Skryne.png [Accessed 27 April 2022]

[CR-12] The Heath GAA (2022) Home/Crest [Internet] Available from: http://www.heathgaa.ie/?msclkid=491e412bc66111ec8c4b1304cc883d31 [Accessed 27 April 2022]

MAP REFERENCES

[M-1] Detailed map of Ireland with administrative divisions into provinces and counties, major cities of the country, vector illustration onwhite background Item ID: 1975170977 Contributor martinova4 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/detailed-map-ireland-administrative-divisions-into-1975170977 [Accessed 11 January 2022][GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Championship 2022 Text and Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie / gaa.world]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Frank Connolly.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 9 October 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

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.

GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Championship 2022

GAA Rounders Logo [References: 1]

Table

PosTeam

Table Compiled Automatically from results. For Official Table please visit link in [References: 2]

Legend / Key: W=Wins (2 Pts), D=Draw (1 Pt), L=Loss (0 Pts), RS = Runs Scored; RA = Runs Allowed, Inn = Innings Played, RR = Run Rate ((Runs Scored – Runs Allowed) / Innings played), FP = Fielding Points (3 Pts per Game Played, -3 Points per Forfeit), Total = Total Points (2 Pts per Win plus 1 Pt per Loss plus Fielding Points)

All-Ireland Finals Scoreboard

Scoreboard compiled from scoreboard on GAA Rounders website. For Official Scoreboard please visit link in [References: S1-S2]

Scoreboard

Scoreboard compiled from scoreboard on GAA Rounders website. For Official Scoreboard please visit link in [References: S2]

Game Week 1 Report

The biggest win of Game Week 1 saw four-time 1990s Champions Breaffy GAA from Co. Mayo score 25 runs in one innings at Mullahoran in Co. Cavan versus hosts Erne Eagles, who managed 11 runs in five innings in reply. Adamstown Rounders from Co. Wexford almost matched the Mayo team, with 25 runs also, in three innings at home to Roscommon’s Michael Glaveys, who could only manage 3 runs in their five innings. Bagenalstown of Co. Carlow won 10-1 in four innings versus Cuchulainn Rounders of Ballon, Co. Carlow, and in the closest game of the first Game Week of 2022, Limekiln Rounders, of Tymon Park in Tallaght, Co. Dublin, won 12-8 at home versus Wexford’s Glynn Barntown. [References: S2]

Game Week 2 Report

On the 10th April, a week after the opening day, Bagenalstown Rounders defeated Limekiln Rounders 11-10 after 4 innings, with Limekiln just failing to get the equalizing run in the fifth. The following weekend, Adamstown Rounders put up another big score, winning 22-8 at Carlow’s Cuchulainn Rounders and Erne Eagles, another Cavan team, triumphed 13-10 at Roscommon’s Michael Glaveys in four innings, with the Felledeen team failing to gain the three runs needed to draw the game in the fifth inning. [References: S2]

Game Weeks 3-7 (May) Report

Bagenalstown and Breaffy remained undefeated at the end of May as Bagenalstown defeated Adamstown 15-13 and Glynn Barntown 9-8 and Breaffy picked up big wins versus Limekiln (19-11) and Athenry (27-12). Adamstown’s defeat to Bagenalstown was their first of the season which left the Wexford Club in third behind leaders Limekiln, although Limekiln had picked up more Fielding Points (15) than all their main rivals. Adamstown had also won 28-14 versus Cavan’s Erne Eagles while Limekiln, after two defeats in a row won big at Athenry (33-19) and at home to Michael Glaveys (15-1). The two Connacht Clubs vanquished by the Dubliners were both in the bottom half of the table with the Roscommon side picking up a win the meeting between the two (22-16) leaving Athenry as the only winless Club in the competition following Cuchulainn’s 14-4 victory over Erne Eagles and Glynn Barntown’s 23-7 win versus the same Club. [References: S2]

Gameweeks 9-13 Report (June-July 2022)

Breaffy looked good for a return to their old glory days of the 1990s as they sat on a maximum 35 points from 7 games at the end of July with a crucial 14-13 victory over Adamstown on 19 June. Bagenalstown were two points behind on 33 with 6 wins from 7 games and Adamstown third on 31 points with 5 wins from 7 games. Glynn Barntown and Limekiln were both on 29 points with four wins from 7 games and with an outside chance of making the Semi-Finals were Cuchulainn on 27 points with 3 wins and 4 losses. Erne Eagles were on 25 points with 2 wins and Michael Glaveys on 23 points with 1 win. Athenry had lost all games, forfeiting three to finish on 15 points. [References: S2]

Gameweek 14 Report (14 August 2022)

The League Stage finished with Co. Mayo’s Breaffy winning all eight of their games thanks to a final week 13-10 victory over Cuchulainn of Co. Carlow. Co. Carlow’s Bagenalstown finished second with only the one loss to Breaffy after they defeated Michael Glaveys of Co. Roscommon 10-0 on the final day. Adamstown of Co. Wexford took third with a final day 29-17 defeat of fellow Sunny South East team Glynn Barntown. The last Semi-Final spot went to Co. Dublin’s Limekiln after a nail-biting 11-11 draw with Erne Eagles of Co. Cavan, who finished in seventh place behind Glynn Barntown and Cuchulainn in fifth and sixth. Michael Glaveys finished eighth and last place went to Co. Galway’s Athenry. [References: S2]

All-Ireland Semi-Finals (27 August 2022)

In the All-Ireland Semi-Finals Co. Mayo’s Breaffy kept their 100% record into the All-Ireland Final after a 26-12 victory over Co. Dublin’s Limekiln. In the other Semi-Final Co. Carlow’s Bagenalstown defeated Adamstown of Co. Wexford 13-6 in a Southeast Derby. [References: S1-S2]

All-Ireland Final (18 September 2022)

Breaffy of Co. Mayo finished the season undefeated after winning 28-9 versus Co. Carlow’s Bagenalstown in the GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Championship All-Ireland Final at Abbottstown, Co. Dublin. The match went the full 7 Innings. [References: S1-S2]

Team Map 2022

[M-1] Detailed map of Ireland with administrative divisions into provinces and counties, major cities of the country, vector illustration onwhite background Item ID: 1975170977 Contributor martinova4 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/detailed-map-ireland-administrative-divisions-into-1975170977 [Accessed 11 January 2022][GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Championship 2022 Text and Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie / gaa.world][For Rounders Crest References please see CR-1 to CR-9 in References at the foot of this Article][Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball.ie / gaa.world 2022] [References: M-1]

About GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Championship 2022

The 2022 GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Championship features Ulster teams Erne Eagles (Cavan), Connacht teams Breaffy (Mayo), Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) and Athenry (Galway) and Leinster teams Limekiln (Dublin), Glynn Barntown and Adamstown (both Wexford), and Bagenalstown and Cuchulainn (both Carlow).

About GAA 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.

REFERENCES

LOGO References

[1] GAA Rounders (2020) logo [Internet] Available from: https://gaarounders.ie/admin/postimages/371981c28e04186b1ceb390594888b02.jpg  [Accessed 9 September 2019]

SCOREBOARD REFERENCES

[S-1] GAA Rounders (2022) Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaarounders.ie/Results [Accessed 11 September 2022][Last Accessed 9 October 2022]

[S-2] GAA Rounders (2022) Senior Ladies Championship [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaarounders.ie/Tournaments?t=39 [Accessed 30 May 2022][Last Accessed 9 October 2022]

Crest References

[CR-1] Adamstown Rounders Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, June 8, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=364946954129477&set=a.199435648645816 [Accessed 24 April 2022][Actual Image Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/62044262_364946957462810_1050436549767856128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=174925&_nc_ohc=PHWh-S2I9DIAX-RBnUz&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_nBBgJaNlAdWy-jkaW2CA11RAHCMLSzHrVMMGOvvLO4Q&oe=6289A104 ][Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-2] Athenry Rounders Club Facebook (2020) Profile Picture, June 5, 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/athenryroundersclub/photos/a.184362655010045/2829522960493988/ [Accessed 24 April 2022][Actual Image Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/101791714_2829522963827321_1244286183526105088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=waEmgIJF77cAX-yx_r0&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT8MY8lDT09zjr0g3uxDM2CJ4o3lWEJ1er-N0Jx1hMloeA&oe=628C48BB  ][Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-3] Bagenalstown Rounders Facebook (2020) Profile Picture, July 5, 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2750625101888263&set=a.1384282438522543 [Accessed 24 April 2022][Actual Image Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/107473083_2750625105221596_446617675847067200_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=174925&_nc_ohc=IHGzazoGqacAX-Ml3gU&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT-lAQBlYC3We0gBf3bO4ZVz-YWGT5KSNzweC-YXhpBRUw&oe=628C3CB0  ][Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-4] Breaffy GAA (2016) crest [Internet] Available from: https://www.breaffygaa.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/crest.png [Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-5] Ballon Village (2014) Rounders-logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.ballonvillage.com/wp-content/gallery/rounders-misc-2014/Rounders-logo.jpg [Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-6] Erne Eagles Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, 23 April 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=434194948511718&set=pb.100057636483467.-2207520000..&type=3 [Accessed 24 April 2022][Actual Image reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/278971506_434194935178386_1389966111761695165_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=E2_nKqLB9okAX9NCnru&tn=ustunkcjmGgmI3q9&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT97-jR2zpe8Ge-4v4gM1Y0jgCi4qT3GfAJT7iOW20eN-A&oe=62697C2B [Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-7] Glynn Barntown GAA (2022) Home [Internet] Available from: http://www.glynnbarntown.com/ [Accessed 24 April 2022][Snipped and resized]

[CR-8] Kevins GAA (2022) Limekiln-Rounders-240×300 [Internet] Available from: https://www.kevins.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Limekiln-Rounders-240×300.jpeg [Accessed 24 April 2022]

[CR-9] Michael Glaveys GAA (2022) EmbeddedImage [Internet] Available from: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/UrjRYdpqAqKLCC4gyxaBzgXmhwVzcmjQeFLTah56Er1FwFjfO3eMw-RP80LB-eXgTHx9Y3BO49p62zk8djFSOT8ZFwgLwpv6YwEZ5Tp99O2tyLcJ=w1280 [Accessed 24 April 2022]

Map References

[M-1] Detailed map of Ireland with administrative divisions into provinces and counties, major cities of the country, vector illustration onwhite background Item ID: 1975170977 Contributor martinova4 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/detailed-map-ireland-administrative-divisions-into-1975170977 [Accessed 11 January 2022][GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Championship 2022 Text and Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie / gaa.world]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Fiona Corrigan.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 9 October 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

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.

Brännboll World Cup 2019

Cup Results

Results taken from scores in Brännbollsryan website. For Official Results Please visit the link in [Reference: 1]

Recap

The 2019 Brännboll World Cup Final was a 74-72 victory for Salming over Burnouts. Salming had defeated BCZ 82-70 in the Semi-Finals, and Burnouts had defeated BK Rel 71-69. The Tournament took place over four days during the Brännbollsryan Music Festival at Umeå in Northern Sweden. Brännboll is the traditional Swedish version of Rounders and Baseball. [References: 1-3]

About the Brännbollsryan World Cup

The Brännbollsryan World Cup is a Bat and Ball Tournament that takes part at the largest music festival in Northern Sweden. Brännbollsryan is held every year at Umeå in Northern Sweden, and among the fun activities is a “World Cup” featuring teams playing the traditional Swedish version of Baseball and Rounders. [References: 3]

Scoring and Basic Rules [Reference: 3]

Batting Points

1 point for Incoming Player (Player who reaches Home)

6 points for Turning on your own (Home run)

Fielding points:

1 Point for Burning (Player is out)

1 Point for Lyre (Valid Strokes Only) – A ​​lyre is when you catch the ball without it being hit in the ground, and the ball is in your hands / hand under control.

5 points for burning out the indoor team + points for any burned players (Indoor Team is either Home Team or Batting Team)

In the case of outdoor burning, all players must return to the battlefield. (Outdoor Team is either Away Team or Fielding team)

The Number of Stroke Attempts

Maximum 2 attempts. Only 1 stroke if the first stroke is valid. 1 more attempt shall be made if the 1st stroke is invalid.

Invalid Strokes

  • If the ball does not hit
  • If the ball hits over shoulder height
  • If the ball lands before it has passed the short stroke line
  • If the ball lands or is caught outside the striking sector
  • If no part of the hitter’s lower body is on or above the hammock when the ball is hit
  • If the striker does not have the little finger on one of the hands closest to the narrow end of the wood when the blow is performed
  • If the hand is not threaded through the loop at the time of impact (there is a loop at the end of the bat handle)
  • If the ball never leaves the hitter’s hand at the time of hitting, the ball must not be moved
  • If the ball is not in the air when it hits
  • If the bat breaks or leaves your hands in a dangerous way
  • Notable: The bat must be left before the butcher has passed the first cone (Butcher = Batter; Cone = Base)

References

[1] Brannbollsyran (2019) Brannboll World Cup 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.brannbollsyran.com/schedule-results [Accessed 19 October 2019]

[2] Brannbollsryan (2022) Home [Internet] Available from: https://en.brannbollsyran.com/ [Accessed 25 March 2022]

[3] Brannbollsryan (2022) Cup Regler [Internet] Available from: https://en.brannbollsyran.com/cupregler [Accessed 25 March 2022][Translated by Google Translate: https://translate.google.com/ [Accessed 25 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Joe Sweeney and Lota.

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Finnish Pesapallo Superpesis Men 2019

Standings

TeamPPts
Top Half
Vimpelin Veto2971
Sotkamon Jymy2967
Kouvolan Pallonlyoyat2961
Joensuun Maila2959
Hyvinkaan Tahko2946
Seinajoen JymyJussit2944
Pattijoen Urheiljat Rashe2942
Imatran Pallo-Veikot2935
Bottom Half
Kiteen Pallo-902935
Kankaanpaan Urheilijat2933
Kampeleen Kiri2926
Koskenkorvan Urheilijat2924
Siilinjarven Pesis2922
Alajarven Ankkurit2916

Reference: [1]

About

Pesapallo is Finland’s National Sport and is a form of Baseball where players run in zig-zags through the bases.

FINLAND – CIRCA 1995: a stamp printed in the Finland shows Paivi Ikola, Pesapallo Player, National Sport of Finland, circa 1995 ©boris15/123RF.COM

References:

Websites

[1] Pesis (2019) Superpesis | Meihet [Internet] Available from: https://www.superpesis.fi/ [Accessed 12 August 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Howard.

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Welsh Baseball Union Premier Division – 6th Division Final Tables 1987

Final Tables 1987

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Recap

The 1987 Welsh Baseball Union (Men’s) season featured 62 teams across 8 Divisions, from the Premier Division to the County Division, and then from the 2st Division down to the 6th Division. There were a couple of teams who forfeited the season but otherwise it was a successful season, with Lllanrumney finishing by far the best team, picking up the Premier Division title with a maximum 28 points from 14 games. St. Peter’s won the County Division on 22 points (11-3), Bridgend Street were the 1st Division winners on 20 points, Grange Albion took the 2nd Division honours on 24 points (12-1). The lower tables were won by Rumney RFC B on 22 points (11-0) in the 3rd Division, Hendre 28 Points (14-0) in the 4th Division, Llandaff North B were 5th Division winners with 24 points (12-2) and Grange Catholics C won the 6th Division title with 24 points (12-2).

The names hark back to a bygone era in South Wales, not just teams such as Grange Catholics and St. Peter’s, which would have had a large Irish Catholic contingent on their rosters, but also teams with names referencing Major League Baseball (a different, but similar sport) such as St. Phillip’s Expos, no doubt a nod to Montreal Expos. Other references to other sports include Ninian Spurs, based in the same neighbourhood as the old Cardiff City Football Club ground Ninian Park, and also Rugby Football Club and Association Football Club (Soccer) teams such as Rumney RFC and Cowden FC. New Park Liberals, Newport Civil Service also make reference to a political and administrative climate which has no doubt shifted radically since. Then there are the Old Boys teams such as Old Illtydians and Alexandra Old Boys, past pupils of Schools in South Wales and the teams with Llan in their name, a popular Welsh-language prefix. Very few, if any, of these teams are still in existence now as the League has become a Schools League.

Welsh Baseball [Picture credit: Pexels.com]

References

[1] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Facebook (2017) Around the Bases : Welsh Baseball union April / May 1988 [Internet] Available from: http://www.facebook.com/21387949710/photos/pcb.10155902328909711/10155902302069711/?type=3&theater [Accessed 30 November 2017][Actual Page Reference: https://www.facebook.com/Welsh-Ladies-baseball-Union-21387949710/photos/pcb.10155902328909711/10155902303314711 [Accessed 30 November 2017][Last Accessed 15 October 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Eddie Brasil

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Rounders England Rounders in Leeds League 2018

Rounders England Logo
Rounders England Logo [References: 1]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final
09.09.2018Morley Mavericks25Drightlington Dragons23
Rounders England Rounders in Leeds League 2018 [Reference: 2]

Report

Morley Mavericks won the Rounders in Leeds League in 2018 with a 25-23 victory in the Final game against runners-up Drighlington Dragons. Kim Richardson, Morley Team Captain, said while there were personalities on the team, they all worked well together and became like a family.

Morley Mavericks – Rounders in Leeds League winners 2018
Morley Mavericks – Rounders in Leeds League winners 2018 [Reference: 3]

About World Rounders

The fourth GAA sport, Rounders, is also played globally, with a GAA Rounders Alpen Cup (Switzerland/North Italy) and separate Rounders National Governing Bodies in England, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Australia, and India.

References

Logos

[1] Rounders England (2018) 1056772a3595051c728754d798468d8e [Internet] Available from: https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/1056772a3595051c728754d798468d8e?s=150&d=mm&r=g [Accessed 9 October 2020]

Internet Archive

[2] Rounders England (2018) The Morley Marvericks Rounders in Leeds League Winners 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.roundersengland.co.uk/the-morley-mavericks-rounders-in-leeds-league-winners-2018/ [Accessed 3 May 2019]

Images

[3] Rounders England (2018) Morley-Mavericks-News [Internet] Available from: https://www.roundersengland.co.uk/content/uploads/2018/09/Morley-Mavericks-News.jpg [Accessed 9 October 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Fiona Corrigan.

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National Rounders Association South Yorkshire League Cup Final 2005

National Rounders Association Logo
National Rounders Association Logo [References: 1]

Final

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final
26.06.2005Rotherham Stars31.5Christ Church30
National Rounders Association South Yorkshire League Cup Final 2005 [Reference: 2]

Report

Rotherham Stars won the National Rounders Association (England) South Yorkshire Cup Final in 2005 defeating Christ Church 31.5 to 30. Christ Church went into bat first, Jodie Snelson scoring 19.5 rounders on her own, leaving Christ Church with a total score of 23 after the first innings. Rotherham Stars could only reply with 9 rounders. Rotherham made a brilliant turnaround, scoring 22.5 rounders on their second innings, before Christ Church came in to bat their second innings, needing only 9 rounders to win the game. Great bowling by Sarah Hobson and an unbelievable catch by Laura Booth, meant Rotherham Stars had an incredible turnaround to win the match 31.5 to 30.

About World Rounders

The fourth GAA sport, Rounders, is also played globally, with a GAA Rounders Alpen Cup (Switzerland/North Italy) and separate Rounders National Governing Bodies in England, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Australia, and India.

References

[1] National Rounders Association | Wayback Machine (2007) hdr13 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070808185830im_/http://www.nra-rounders.co.uk/images/hdr13.gif [Accessed 9 October 2020]

Internet Archive

[2] National Rounders Association | Wayback Machine (2007) Leagues – Announcements [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070808185830/http://www.nra-rounders.co.uk/leagues/announcements.cfm [Accessed 3 May 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Fiona Corrigan.

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Welsh Baseball Union Premier Division 2012-2014

WBU Premier Division 2012

PWDLPts
St. Peter’s RFC10100020
Rumney RFC1090118
Grange Catholics1051411
Grange Albion1042410
St. Michael’s104159
Llanrumney101092
Welsh Baseball Union Premier Division 2012 {Reference: 1

WBU Premier Division 2013

PWDLPts
Grange Albion870114
Grange Catholics860212
St. Alban’s RFC960312
St. Peter’s RFC950410
Welsh Baseball Union Premier Division 2013 [Reference: 2]

WLBU Premier Division 2014

PWDLPts
St. Alban’s880016
Grange Albion760112
Grange Catholics850310
Rumney RFC84048
Welsh Baseball Union Premier Division 2014 [Reference: 3

Report

The Welsh Baseball Union governs the Men’s game in Wales, currently only running leagues at underage level. St. Peter’s (2012), Grange Albion (2013) and St. Alban’s (2014) won the last three titles in the Men’s League before it was abandoned.

About Welsh Baseball

Welsh Baseball is the Welsh version of Rounders or Baseball and is their Traditional Celtic Sport. It is played like Baseball or Rounders on a diamond, with the original posts instead of bases like in Medieval Rounders, and the diamond is assymetrical. The bat is more like a cricket bat than a baseball or rounders bat, being slightly flat and tapers from the base to the handle. Points are scored for each base reached and also a point for getting all the way round back home.

The sport is played in mostly working class areas of South Wales and Liverpool, particularly in neighborhoods with a strong Irish Catholic population.

The game was originally Rounders but a visiting American Baseball team led by the legendary A.G. Spalding, played matches in Liverpool against local teams at the turn of the 20th Century (early 1900s), and the English Rounders Association (Liverpool) adopted some of the innovations in Baseball, thus deciding it was no longer Rounders and changed the name. It instructed its counterparts in the Welsh Baseball Union and Gloucester Baseball Union (no longer active) to do the same, thus leading to a hybrid Rounders-Baseball code unique to Wales and Liverpool.

References

Websites

[1] Wayback Machine Internet Archive – Welsh Baseball Union (2013) Premier Division [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20130122204111/http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/ [Accessed 11 April 2017]

[2] Wayback Machine Internet Archive – Welsh Baseball Union (2013) Premier Division [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20130908075104/http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/ [Accessed 11 April 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine Internet Archive – Welsh Baseball Union (2014) Premier Division [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20141016050038/http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/ [Accessed 11 April 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Hugh Mulcahy.

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