The 2016 All Star Game

North Dublin & Co. claim a victory over the South in a defensive dazzler The threatening rain and lack of bus transport couldn’t deter the 2016 Softball Leinster All Stars as they lit up the night with cracking hits and stellar catches at the Pavilion Bar at Trinity College Dublin. The North side squad, captained by John Edwards, started the game on the defensive, as Derek Ward’s Southsiders began with…

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Suspects throw the SL End of Season Party – come have a ball!

This year the Suspects will be throwing an end of season party on October 15th to with a Pink and Black Masked ball! Here are the details: Softball End of Season Masked Ball – Saturday 15th October Now that the season has officially ended, it’s time to start thinking about celebrating! There’s just over a month to go until our End of Season Masked Ball. It’s all happening on Saturday…

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Announcing the 2016 SL All Stars

Here are the 2016 All Stars from all Divisions. There will be no substitutions. Team captains will notify players. Northside & Leinster Southside Javier Gonzales Batpak Sara Radics Dodder Dynamoes Emma Kilbride Stephen Carter Samantha Cuddy Renegade Reapers Ruth Lillis Kegs Jonathan Spielberg Michael O’Sullivan Junichiro Aoki TNT Lisa Smith TB Hippeties Andrea Kavanagh Brianer Yanez Mike Shea Bearcats Sondra Maher Marlay Martyrs Jen O Buachalla Todd Zboyan Paddy Meehan…

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SL All Star Game and Night Out

Save the date – the SL All Star Game will be played on the 9th of September with an afters celebration at JW Sweetmans. We’ve moved the SL All Star Game date to later in the year and have changed up the format a bit this year. Instead of having it Prem division vs. 1st and 2nd vs. 2nd, etc. we’ve decided to have the South Dubliners face North Dublin…

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SL All Star Team Take 2

The Softball Leinster Committee are hard at work trying to figure out how to make the Softball Leinster All Star Team work, not only for the Prem teams who would have two bye weeks otherwise, but also the players from the other divisions who are sacrificing their time to make up that team. While our original intention was to have these games count, making them more significant for both teams, we…

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What’s this about Exemptions now?

Is there anything more controversial in our sport than exemptions? We’re accustomed to the changes happening each year. This year we take another whack at fixing it, making it easier for teams to manage while trying to balance the fairness of taking an exemption and teams not giving walkovers. Here is what you need to know about the Exemption Rules this year: Five (5) exemptions are allowed per player within…

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The SL All Star Team Wants You!

This season, to round out our Prem division with 8 teams, we’ve setup a SL All Star team. With four different captains; Rob Atkinson from the Castleknock Wildcats, Adrian Forster from the Usual Suspects, Mark Mandanaro from the Tullamore Tigers and Martin Hussey formerly from the Blazzers, will rotate in each week to week as the Softball Leinster All Star Team Captain. But we need players. Anyone can play on…

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Softball Leinster League Preview

In anticipation for the 2016 season, Softball Leinster takes a look at each division. It makes for a mouth-watering summer of softball! Premier Division On Tuesday the 19th of April, eight teams will take to the plate and attempt to hit this year’s Premier Division out of the park! Softball Leinster takes a look at the division and how each team may fare out. TNT 2015: Premier Division Champions Coming…

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SL Photo Contest Winners!

Softball Leinster would like to send a massive congratulations to our photo contest winners! Jeff Keough wins the contest with his stunning shot from home plate of a game underneath a rainbow John Edwards’ great snap of a spectacular catch finished second, and Alice Roche’s picture of the Sauce Monsters took home the final prize Thanks very much to all to entered and voted- we loved seeing all the photos…

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Planning a Softball Holiday?

For years now Irish softball teams have been traveling the world as ambassadors of Irish Softball, playing in tournaments in Hawaii, Las Vegas and closer to home in the UK. The Suspects have been making an annual “Suspects on Tour” vacation since 2001 and this year made a return trip to the Netherlands. The Craicers, a team made up mostly of players from Softball Leinster, have been traveling to the…

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