|Date||Rounders Team||Softball Team|
|31.05.82||Lakelands GAA (Dublin)||3||Leinster Softball||24|
|31.05.82||Lakelands GAA (Dublin)||5||Leinster Softball||13|
Rounders & Softball games were arranged between Lakelands GAA of Stillorgan in Dublin and a team of International Softball Players from America & Japan (undoubtedly from the Leinster Softball League which started up in 1982 involving 3 American Teams, 1 Japanese and 1 Irish).
The first match, played under Softball Rules ended 24-3 to the Internationals, the second game, under Rounders rules was more competitive, with the Internationals winning again 13-5.
About Rounders-Softball International Rules
While nobody has yet come up with a viable Compromise between Rounders and Baseball or Softball to permit a genuine Compromise Rules match to take place, Internationals have taken place between Rounders teams and Softball teams whereby a match is played under the rules of one code and then a second match is played underthe rulesof the other code.
 Anon. (1982) “Lakelands Rounders” Evening Herald Thursday, June 3, 1982. pg. 14.
Note: Past editions of the Evening Herald & Meath Chronicle are available to view at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.
Thanks to Fiona Corrigan.
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