The First Round of the Brian Walshe Cup and Plate will be played on Tuesday May 3rd and Wednesday May 4th. The Cup is now an invitational competition open to the top 16 seeded teams in Ireland based on TLS and all teams will be guaranteed to play a minimum of two games.
The Cup champion will then be invited to compete in the Softball Ireland National Club Championship (SINCC) against the champions from the Leinster, Ulster and Munster regions. If the Cup champion is the winner of their region then the Cup runner-up will be invited to compete in the SINCC.
1st Round Cup Schedule:
• Batpak V Marlay Mayhem
• Blazzers V Sluggers
• Oddsox Green V Dublin BayPackers
• Dodder Dynamoes V Usual Suspects
• Renegades Reds V Castleknock Bearcats
• Marlay Mavericks V Kiely's Kegs
1st and 2nd Round Plate Schedule:
To allow for more competitive play, lower division teams will start out playing in the Plate Competition. All teams not listed above will be invited to compete in the Plate. Below is the exact schedule for the first and second rounds of both the Plate. Teams have been put into 4 groups with each team having a bye week.
May 3rd May 4th
• Marlay Meteors vs. Mariners • All Sinners vs. Renegade Beachers
• Renegade Blacks vs. Homers
June 7th June 8th
• Renegade Beachers vs. • Deadly Suspects vs. 1Z Blazers
Castleknock Wildcats • Homers vs. Renegade Titans
• 1Z Blazers vs. CRU • Mariners vs. Kiely's Chuggers
Aug 2nd Aug 3rd
• Renegade Titans vs. • Castleknock Wildcats vs. All SInners
Renegade Blacks • CRU vs. Deadly Suspects
• Kiely's Chuggers vs. Marlay Meteors