There has been such a run of sporting success that it can be dizzying just keeping up. Our Hockey stars have rightly grabbed so much of the attention but it is also a pleasure to be able to bring this video recap of the Irish team at the European U19 Softball Championships.
The team also made it to the Final before going down to hosts Italy in the Final. Aside from the silver medals they have also qualified for the World Championships in California which will take place in August 2019.
Along the way they beat Denmark, Germany, Russia and Belgium. Not only this but the following week Ireland went on to get a Bronze medal at the U22 European Championships.
The joy is infectious and with Softball becoming an Olympic trial sport in Tokyo it could yet become another sport to justifiably seek our attention in the years to come.
Video Credit: Eithne Walsh