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Greystones U13 Blitz (Charlesland) 17 May 2008

  P W L D GB Pts
Kingdom Red Sox 4 4 0 0  
Cork Druids            
Greystones Mariners A            
Greystones Mariners B            
ClonCavan Cardinals            


Date Home Team   Away Team  
17.05.2008 Cork Druids W Greystones Mariners B L
17.05.2008 Kingdom Red Sox W Cork Druids L


Other Results

Date Home Team   Away Team  
08.2008 Portstewart Eagles   Cavan Comets  


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Greystones U13 Blitz – 17 May 2008

The Greystones Blitz was a development Tournament with new rules were brought in for the year, including stealing bases once the pitch had crossed home plate, but no stealing home. It took some time for the players to get used to the new rules, but they enjoyed them once they got into the swing of it. Kerry returned with most of their players which made them the team to beat over the past few seasons, becoming the first team to qualify for the Final after winning all four Round-Robin games. Cork Druids won close games to join them in the Final, while ClonCavan Cardinals, a team made up for the day by players from Clondalkin and Cavan played well despite only being together for the day. Greystones Mariners fielded two teams, and were involved in a number of close games but couldn’t close them out, leaving bases loaded on a number of occasions.[1]

An All-Munster Final was always going to be a high-tempo affair, and so it proved to be, with players totally focused and a collision at home plate requiring a ten-minute injury time-out showing the commitment of both teams. Kerry Red Sox, however, were to prove the better team, finding the hits to defeat a gallant Cork side.[1]



Winning Pitchers

Blitz Winning Pitcher Team
Clondalkin Brian Coronella / Mark Treacy / Carraig Byrne Greystones Mariners






Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] [Accessed 1 May 2017]

[1] Greystones Mariners – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2018) News 6 June 2008: Greystones Mariners U13 Blitz 2008 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 3 February 2018]

Portstewart Eagles eTeamz Website (2008) Summer 2008 Schedule – Sunday, July 13 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 December 2017]



Thanks to Richard Conville & Mark Giblin


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Last Updated: 5 July 2019

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