2017 Tournaments and Other Dates

With the introduction of the Softball Ireland Tournament Request Form, SI is hoping to space out the weekend softball all season long. Below are the dates we have so far. In addition to the tournament schedule there are some other key dates to note from Softball Leinster. All the following blitzes have been approved by Softball Ireland and additional tournaments will be added to this list as they are confirmed….

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Prem League is here…

We are happy to announce, after much deliberation among the Softball Leinster committee, that we are going ahead with a separate Prem League. There have been a lot of different ideas that have been tossed around, but I think we have come up with a balanced approach on how we will improve the Prem division by forming it as it’s own league, while also giving players from the 1st and…

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Co-Ed National Squad Open Trials begin the 11th of February!!

Do you have what it takes? Do you want to represent Ireland? The Co-ed National Squad is holding open trials for anyone who is interested. The first trial will be on the 11th of February in Marlay Park @ 11am. Contact Senan Dormer, the Co-ed National Squad manager: Senan_dormer@yahoo.co.uk or on his mobile @ 086 154 1578 if you can’t make it or want more info. The next trials will be 25th…

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Sign up for SL Umpire Training

We are happy to announce the dates for our upcoming SL umpire training courses. Members that are new to umpiring should attend one of the basic courses to get a good understanding on umpiring in general and what being an umpire requires. All current and new umpires should also attend the intermediate/refresher class. More refresher classes will be added as needed as only umpires who attend the refresher course will be an approved…

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The Prem League

After an engaging and lively brainstorming session, last Saturday with some of the Premier team representatives, the Softball Leinster Committee convened last night to discuss the benefits, objectives and potential difficulties we might encounter with a separate Premier League. We are currently favouring splitting the division into its own league for some of the reasons listed below. Our objective for splitting off the Premier division into its own league is twofold. Firstly, we…

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Dates to Note for 2017

The Softball Leinster Committee are hard at work making plans for the 2017 season, which is now just a few months away. Here are some upcoming dates that you should put into your diary. Umpire Courses On the 4th and 18th of February we will hold a Basic Umpire Course – Propsective new umpires just need to attend one of these sessions. Please send an email to info@softballleinster.ie to reserve your spot. On…

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SL Committee Update and Holiday Wishes

Just a quick update to our Softball Leinster Membership before we go down that rabbit hole that is the holiday season. Before you know it, 2017 will be upon us and we’ll already be planning for spring training. For those of you who missed our AGM, we have a new Softball Leinster Committee. You can read the barest of deatils about them here. We were lucky to fill the two casual…

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SL AGM @ Against the Grain at 1pm on the 22nd of October

To avoid another AGM displacement like last year at the Woolshed, we’ve decided to proceed with an alternative venue and have booked a room at Against the Grain at 11 Wexford Street at 1pm on the 22nd of October. To secure this room we’ve ordered some finger foods which all attendees can enjoy. We will have the room for 3+ hours, and have it to ourselves without having to compete with the…

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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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