Sliders Team at IOST (2018)

Sliders at IOST 2018

The Belfast Sliders (Marian, Jay, Kirsty, Emma, Laura, Andrew, Tim, Jonny, Michal, Matias), plus Cubby from the Cubs, made the long trek from Belfast to Limerick to participate in the Irish Open Softball Tournament (IOST) for the third year in a row.  The tournament took place over two days, with a packed schedule of softball keeping the team busy throughout.  Favourable weather helped the spirits, especially when compared with the monsoon that was the previous year.

Despite a few late nights and early starts, the Sliders managed at least one win against the formidable Dublin and Galway teams.  We aren’t entirely sure where we came in the rankings, but it definitely was not the top ten!  Irrespective of performance, a lot of fun was had by the team on and off the pitch!  Newcomers Laura, Michal and Emma showed the Sliders what they were made of, even if that meant playing better for other teams during our off games!  For shame!

Sliders en-route to IOST 2018
Sliders en-route to IOST 2018

Sure, it’s all about the fun anyway!

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