Usual Suspects Softball Team: My Site News

Jane At Bat 2008
Jane at Bat
Friday, July 25
Photos from the 2008 Usual Suspects Blitz
Adrian Pitching
Adrian Pitching
Many thanks to William for these photos & best of luck in your move to Canada.

John Fly Ball 2008
John Fly ball

Deadly Suspects 2008
Wednesday, June 18
Deadly beat Usual Suspects at the Suspects Blitz 2008

Well it had to happen, in a closely fought game the Deadly Suspects stepped up and beat the Usual Suspects during the 2008 Suspects Blitz.

Odd-Sox won for the second year running in another action packed Blitz. As ever jelly shots were plentiful as was Vodka infused water melon and an evil concoction called Skittle-Brew.

 Many Thanks to everyone who participated.

The Suspects



Thursday, April 10
2008 Division 1 Schedule has been posted

The 2008 Schedule for Division 1 has been set.

 Teams in Division 1 this year are

  • Diamond Dogs (Relegated from Prem)
  • Slammers
  • Castleknock Bearcats
  • Base Devils
  • Usual Suspects
  • Shutout 7 Marlay
  • Oddsox Red
  • Trinity Titans (2007 Div 2 Winners)


Thursday, April 10
Historical Form Guide against our Div 1 opponents

Here is how we have performed against our Div 1 opponents in the past

 Team

Win

Loss

 Diamond Dogs

1

5

 Slammers

2

6

 Bearcats

8

4

 Base Devils

3

4

 Shutout 7

8

0

 Oddsox Red

4

6

 Trinity Titans

*

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

* We have not played the Titans before



Thursday, April 17
First games for Deadly released

21/4 vs Greystones and 28/4 vs Dept. of Home Plate Security

Deadlys history against it's 2008 Div 3 opponents

Team

Win

Loss

All Sinners

2

1

Castleknock Wildcats

2

4

Deadliest Catch

*

*

Dept. of Home Plate Security

4

1

Greystones Mariners

*

*

Marlay Braves

1

1

Merryl Lynch

*

*

Mockingbirds

1

1

Trinity X-tra

*

*

Y2 Kegs

3

2

* not played these teams before



Thursday, April 10
1st Round of Brian Walshe Cup

The first round of the 2008 Cup (renamed to the Brian Walshe Cup) has been drawn, with a new open draw format.

The Usual Suspects (Div 1) have been pitched against the Dublin Bay Packers (Div 2) who they have met only once before in cup competition back in 1999 with The Usual Suspects winning 14 - 11 that time.

The Deadly Suspects (Div 3) have drawn Kiely's Kegs (Div 2), their last meeting was in 2005, but this was a W/O win for Deadly, so this is a new meeting for them.



Thursday, July 19
The Usual Suspects go 5 and 5 in the 2007 Season
Well we are about 2 thirds through the 2007 and the Usual Suspects have had mixed performance to date, falling from the heights of a 6 game winning streak to a 3 game loosing one.



Softball Standings Division 1 - 2007
Team G W L D RF RA RF-RA Pts
Blazzers 9 9 0 0 180 52 128 45
Base Devils 10 7 3 0 157 110 47 41
Castleknock Bearcats 10 6 4 0 138 85 53 38
Usual Suspects 10 5 5 0 92 105 -13 35
Slammers 8 6 2 0 131 83 48 34
Oddsox Red 8 3 5 0 92 90 2 25
Shutout 7 9 1 8 0 69 215 -146 21
Icons 10 0 10 3 37 156 -119 14
G-Games W-Wins L-Losses D-Defaults
RF-Runs For RA-Runs Against RF-RA-Runs For minus Against Pts-Points


Thursday, May 3
Dates for the 2007 Suspects Blitz
Yes Folks, June 16th is the big day for the 9th annual Usual Suspects Blitz. Ten teams will be invited to join us on what always is an exciting and sometimes puzzling day with the Suspects. Jelly Shots for breakfast anyone.

Check out previous blitzs on the Suspects Blitz section of this site.


Thursday, May 3
2007 Schedule Posted
Here is the Schedule for our 2 teams this year...

Ususal Suspects
Wed., May 02 7:00 pm Blazzers vs Usual Suspects         
Wed., May 16 7:00 pm Base Devils vs Usual Suspects         
Wed., May 23 7:00 pm Usual Suspects vs Castleknock Bearcats         
Wed., May 30 7:00 pm Usual Suspects vs Slammers         
Wed., Jun 13 7:00 pm Usual Suspects vs Icons         
Wed., Jun 20 7:00 pm Oddsox Red vs Usual Suspects         
Wed., Jun 27 7:00 pm Usual Suspects vs Shutout 7         
Wed., Jul 04 7:00 pm Usual Suspects vs Blazzers         
Wed., Jul 11 7:00 pm Usual Suspects vs Base Devils         
Wed., Jul 18 7:00 pm Castleknock Bearcats vs Usual Suspects         
Wed., Jul 25 7:00 pm Slammers vs Usual Suspects         
Wed., Aug 01 7:00 pm Icons vs Usual Suspects         
Wed., Aug 15 7:00 pm Usual Suspects vs Oddsox Red         
Wed., Aug 29 7:00 pm Shutout 7 vs Usual Suspects         

Deadly Suspects
Mon., Apr 30 7:00 pm Deadly Suspects vs Bray Allsorts         
Mon., May 14 7:00 pm Loan Homers Krusty vs Deadly Suspects         
Mon., May 21 7:00 pm Deadly Suspects vs Dublin Bay Packers         
Mon., May 28 7:00 pm Castleknock Wildcats vs Deadly Suspects         
Mon., Jun 11 7:00 pm Y2Kegs vs Deadly Suspects         
Mon., Jun 18 7:00 pm Jets '93 vs Deadly Suspects         
Mon., Jun 25 7:00 pm Deadly Suspects vs Mockingbirds         
Mon., Jul 02 7:00 pm Deadly Suspects vs Marlay Braves         
Mon., Jul 16 7:00 pm All Sinners vs Deadly Suspects         
Mon., Jul 23 7:00 pm Deadly Suspects vs The Dept. of Homeplate Security   


Friday, March 2
Welcome to the 2007 Softball Season

The Usual Suspects welcome you to a new year of softball.



Yes a new year is upon us and it is time we dug out the old softball uniforms and started stretching those aching limbs.

What better way to clear those cobwebs than a great game of softball, the preparation for a new season is in full swing for both teams. The season is due to kick off in April. Full details of the schedules and stuff can be found at Irish Softball Association

We are currently actively recruiting new players to the Usual Suspects club, both for the Usual Suspects and the Deadly Suspects teams. Anyone who is interested in joining should contact email our team captain (& El Presidento di Irish Softball Association)

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Thursday, January 11
2006 End of Season Roll of Honour
Competition Winner Runner-Up
Premier Dodder Dynamoes Oddsox Green
Division 1 Flyers Marlay Martyrs
Division 2 Icons  
Division 3 Beachers Reservoir Dogs
Division 4 Mockingbirds Deadly Suspects
Cup Dodder Dynamoes Batpak
Plate 1Z Blazers Marlay Braves
Bowl Beachers All Sinners
IOST Cup Saints Stingers (UK) Batpak
IOST Plate Blazzers UL 55's
IOST Bowl Mockingbirds Galway Tribes
Intervarsity UCD  University of Limerick
Marlay Martyrs Invitational Tournament Flyers Marlay Martyrs
Usual Suspects Invitational BatPak Oddsox Green
Flyers Blitz Dodder Dynamoes Marlay Martyrs
ISA Start of Season Blitz Green Dogs  
MIST Castleroy Dragons Marlay Martyrs


The Usual Suspects support a revitalised ISA Council

The usual suspects are proud to lend their support to Alacoque and her colleagues in their bid to revitalise the sport of Softball in Ireland.

Anyone who knows Alacoque knows of her organisational ability and dedication to softball, with her extensive involvment in the ISA Council over the years and her successful fundraising campaigns for the National squad, not to mention the running of a rowdy bunch of reprobates that make up the 2 suspect teams.

The proposed members of the ISA council are as follows and have a combined 46 years softballing experience:
Alacoque McMenamin, Usual Suspect - Candidate for President
Jenny Bohan, Oddsox - Candidate for Ordinary Council Member
Brian Connolly, Homers Barney - Candidate for Ordinary Council Member
Senan Dormer, Blazzers - Candidate for Ordinary Council Member
Mark Forster, Deadly Suspects - Candidate for Ordinary Council Member
Hayley Parr, Blazzers - Candidate for Secretary


Checkout their Election Manifesto......


Handout: ISA Election Manifesto