On another wet summer’s day in Dublin a lively crew from Qualcomm made their way to Railway Union sports centre in Sandymount. Greeted by a number of volunteers from the Softball Leinster teams of BatPak and Sluggers the afternoon’s entertainment of softball began.
The session began by splitting the group into two and working off two main stations, the basic fielding drills on the playing field diamond and the batting area where we set up two standing nets and had the participants take turns at hitting balls from the softball tee and then by soft toss. Each group had an introduction to both fielding and batting and a nice hot whiskey to warm us up before getting into the playoff game, ‘Shelbyville Shelbyvillians’ vs. d ‘Springfield Isotopes’.
The game was full of friendly banter right from the get go and both teams scored runs in the first innings. With the Villians down by three runs in the bottom of the last they managed a great come back with some super hitting to end up winning by one run. A great display from both teams of players who had only been introduced to softball that afternoon.
Qualcomm, based in Eastpoint Business Park are a world leader in next generation mobile technologies, their ideas and inventions are driving wireless growth and helping to connect people to information, entertainment and one another.
A very special thank you to Steven and Julie Trundle, Caryn Eymes, Joanne Tyrell and John Edwards who volunteered their time and helped to make the day and great success. A big thank you to Paul and Ger and all the Qualcomm employees for showing an interest in softball and who despite the poor weather came with a great fun and friendly attitude, which is just what softball is all about!