RACHEL O'REILLY 1973 - 2004

4 October 2004. The Flyers Softball Club extend our deepest condolences to Joe O'Reilly and family, and to the Renegades Softball Club, on the sudden death of Rachel.

We last played against Rachel and the Renegades on August 18 th in Saint Anne's Park, just over 6 weeks ago. Two of our team, Bronagh and Allison, began their playing careers with Rachel when they were all members of the Oracle Orbits team. Back in the days of the all-female league a number of the Flyers girls would have played with Rachel when the teams combined to form the She Devils, which Rachel captained and Joe coached. Our team-mate Bronagh also played with Rachel in this year's World Record softball marathon.

We cannot describe how shocked and saddened we are at this tragic loss. Rest in Peace.
Flyers Softball Club.

As a mark of respect, the ISA Council has cancelled the end-of-season party due to be held on Saturday 9th October.

Renegades Tribute

A great player, a great friend and a great supporter of softball in Ireland.

The Renegades Softball Club are extremely sad to announce the tragic loss of Rachel O'Reilly, who died on Monday October 4th 2004. Rachie our team mate and our friend would have celebrated her 31st birthday this Sunday October 10th. She is also very sadly missed by her husband Joe and sons Luke and Adam.

Rachie began playing softball with the Argonauts and then the Oracle Orbits before joining the Renegades. She was also a member of the 2001 Hibernian Team and was recipient of the Renegades MVP for 2003. As an organiser and participant in the Irish World Record Softball events in 2002 and 2004, her kindness and commitment to helping those less fortunate than herself came to the fore. Rachie was also a valued member of Botanic Hockey Club.

She will be very sadly missed by all those who knew her, loved her and played with and against her.

We'll miss you lots Tinkerbell. XXXX

Renegades Softball Club

BRIAN WALSHE 1976 - 2003

9 June 2003. The Flyers Softball Club extend our deepest condolences to Brian's family, to Ruth, to his Oddsox Green team-mates and to the Oddsox club.

Only three weeks ago Brian accepted our Aer Lingus Tournament Trophy after Oddsox Green's win over Dodder Dynamoes. He umpired our league game against the Slammers on May 28th and played against us in his last game on June 4th in the ISA Cup.

Brian's death has come as a complete shock to us and it is hard to believe that someone we know would die so suddenly.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

ISA Statement

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Brian Walshe of Oddsox Green, former National Squad player, member of the Irish Umpires Association and former Irish Softball Association Director passed away in his sleep last night. It is not known at this time what was the cause of this tragic event. Brian was only 27 years old and his passing is a tremendous loss to his sister Muireann, his family and to the entire softball community in Ireland.

The Irish Softball Association Committee, all our members and friends offer our deepest condolences to Muireann Walshe and family at this time.

As a mark of respect ALL SOFTBALL GAMES scheduled for this week have been cancelled.

Issued on behalf of Jim Kilbride, ISA Director and the Irish Softball Association. 9 June 2003.