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Today, Monday 20th April 2020,  marks the intended start to our softball season. Instead of celebrating an outbreak of softball fever, we are coping with COVID-19, a virus which is equally contagious but not nearly as much craic. While we are all disappointed at the disruption to our sport and our way of life, we trust that the restrictions which we are observing now will safeguard our families and communities…

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Coronavirus

In the interests of public health and safety and in accordance with Softball Ireland’s instructions (see link below), Softball Leinster request that teams suspend all training sessions until further notice. We know that this will be a disappointment to many of you and we share your frustration. SL would like to reassure members that we are doing all we can to address the issues involved and will keep you apprised…

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2020 Team Registration Now Open!

Team Registration for the 2020 season opens today, with discounts for early registration (€150 per team on or before April 1st, €175 thereafter). We are excited to welcome Ashbourne Antlers to the League and are hopeful that they will be joined in Division 2 by at least 1 more new team. New teams are exempt from the team registration fee in their first season.   Already many teams have indicated…

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Softball Ireland EGM, Sunday April 19th, 12pm, ALSAA

Softball Ireland has announced that an EGM will be held on Sunday, April 19th at 12pm in ALSAA, for the purpose of considering amendments to the SI Constitution. (see notice –  http://shorturl.at/CKV25 ). The date for this EGM was agreed at the Annual General Meeting on February 15 2020.  Softball Leinster would like to promote greater awareness and understanding of the proposed amendments. We encourage all members to read, consider…

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Important! Softball Ireland’s EGM.

Earlier today, SL raised some serious concerns with regard to Softball Ireland’s proposed EGM and Constitutional Amendments. Those concerns are summarised below. ********************************************************************************************************************************* Under SI’s Constitution, Article 17.3, SL is obliged to notify SI of any breach of the Softball Ireland Constitution: 17.3 OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF A REGIONAL ASSOCIATION c. Monitoring and assisting with the implementation and compliance with the Softball Ireland Constitution, Softball Ireland Regulations and notifying Softball…

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Information about the Softball Ireland AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Softball Ireland will be held at ALSAA Sports Centre, Old Airport Rd, Toberbunny, Co.Dublin, K67 YV06 on Saturday February 15, 2020 at 12.00pm. Softball Ireland have published the AGENDA for the upcoming rescheduled AGM ………. but what does this mean for Softball Leinster members? We have tried to answer some of your questions below:    When can we ask questions of the candidates? There is a Presidential Candidates Town Hall Debate…

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New Balls!

As you may be aware, Softball Ireland announced Baden as the Official Slowpitch Ball Partner of the Federation on January 30, 2020. The agreement ensures that pre-ordered balls are available to Softball Ireland clubs at a promotional price. The use of Baden balls is optional for clubs in 2020 but will be mandatory from the 2021 season onwards for all teams, leagues and tournaments. Full details of the partnership are available here…

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ConstitYOUtion

SL has made a New Year’s resolution to conduct a review of our Constitution, with the aim of making it easier to understand and more accessible to members. We need volunteers who are willing to provide input which will help to shape the new Constitution. So, if you have a way with words, a flair for editing or speak fluent legalese, we’d love to hear from you. If you would…

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