Softball Blitzes are one-day tournaments with teams playing numerous matches over the course of the day. Blitz games are usually played to a set time limit, and start with a one-and-one count (i.e. each player starts with one strike and one ball when coming to the plate to bat.
Softball Blitz Finals
Softball Blitzes take part all over the country, from Dublin in Leinster, to Ulster, Connacht and Munster, this Eirball page is a look at the Finals of each year in Softball Blitzes in Ireland. Links to each years finals are provided below.
Softball Connacht Blitzes
Galway Softball is represented by Galway Tribes and Galway Hookers, and there was once a Connacht Softball Association which included Longford Triads. In 2021 a new four team Galway Softball League started with teams carrying sponsors names from local businesses
Softball Leinster Blitzes
Softball Blitzes take part throughout Dublin, with the Pink Blitz in St. Mary’s, Templeogue, and the Castleknock Invitational Blitz perhaps being the most notable among Leinster Softball Blitzes. Note: International Blitzes such as the Irish Open Softball Trophy and the Irish International Invitatational have their own page on Eirball.
Leinster Softball Blitzes
Budweiser Challenge Trophy; Castleknock Invitational Blitz; Flyers Invitational Blitz; Suspects Pink Blitz;
Budweiser Challenge Trophy, UCD, Dublin 4 – Hosted by Dodder (Seasons):
Castleknock Invitational Blitz, Dublin 15 (Seasons):
Flyers Invitational Blitz, ALSAA, Co. Fingal (Seasons):
Suspects Pink Blitz, St. Mary’s RFC, Templeogue D6W (Overview):
Softball Munster Blitzes
From the Aughinish All-Ireland Challenge which was held in Limerick from 1986 to 1989 to the Munster Invitational Softball Tournament (MIST) from 2004 to 2005, Munster has played an integtral part of Softball Blitz Tournaments in Ireland.
Munster Softball Blitzes
Aughinish All-Ireland Challenge (Co. Limerick); Munster Invitiational Softball Tournament (MIST, Limerick);
Aughinish All Ireland Challenge, Aughinish, Co. Limerick (Overview)
Munster Invitational Softball Tournament, Limerick (Seasons):
Softball Ulster Blitzes
From the Softball Ulster Start of Season Blitz to the Teddy Bears Picnic, Blitzes form a big part of Ulster Softball.
From the Teddy Bears Picnic (hosted by Belfast Cubs) to the SU Start of Season Blitz more recently, Blitzes have been a part of the Softball Ulster Weekend Schedule since the beginning.
Softball Ulster Blitzes
Softball Ulster Weekend Blitzes 2008-Present
Softball Ulster Start of Season Blitz (Seasons): 2018