AGM Update and Chairperson Resignation

From Melanie Lavery to the SL Committee: As most everyone is aware, I volunteered to be the Softball Leinster chairperson at the recent AGM. No one else seemed willing to put themselves forward, and I felt this was too essential of a position to go unfilled. More importantly, I felt I had some ideas and could provide clear leadership to move things forward for our region. However, I have been…

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Softball Leinster AGM – Call to Action!

The Softball Leinster Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 4pm on the 19th of October in a new venue this year at the Four Provinces Bar in Kimmage. Among the things that will be discussed will be whether Softball Leinster should propose at the Softball Ireland AGM that there should be a greater representation of teams from Leinster participating in SINCC (the Softball Ireland National Club Championship). We plan to…

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What to do if you have no umpire

We have worked hard to improve our umpire training and numbers this year. An advanced umpire course will still be held later this summer, but in the meantime there are things that can be done when there is no umpire at your game. Each team should submit their lineup cards to the opposing teams prior to the game. The home team should manage the match report and share that with…

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SL Umpire Levy Introduced and other news

After our first Beginner Umpire class did not meet the minimum attendance we were hoping to maintain the necessary umpires to cover the scheduled games for this season, the SL committee have decided that we will have to introduce an Umpire Levy for this season. This release went out to captains today and is also posted on our website along with the 2019 Byelaws and Game Rules. Also released last…

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Slow Pitch Trials & Open Day

The 2019 Co-ed European Slow Pitch Championship will be held in Budapest on the 15-20th of July. Ireland Head Coach, Senan Dormer has appointed Eoin Coonan and Jonathan Spielberg as his Assistant Coaches. Jay Slevin is going to take up the role of Logistics Manager and Karen Brady will come on board as the team’s Strength and Conditioning coach. The first trial opportunity will be at an indoor session in…

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