On behalf of everyone involved at Softball Leinster, we would like to take this opportunity to wish our members and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Softball Ireland A.G.M.'s have been energy sapping wars of attrition as people fought for heart and minds, some seemingly going on for longer than the hundred years wars as we are constantly reminded of the "three day A.G.M.".
With the expansion of indoor softball to over 12 teams, a new website www.indoorsoftball.ie. has gone live.
We are very pleased to announce that the participants of Saturday's Formation General Meeting wholeheartedly voted to officially form Softball Leinster.
The Date and Venue for the Softball Leinster Formation General Meeting is annonuced as Saturday 22nd October at the Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 2.
A damp, windy and cold autumnal day in North Dublin. What else would you rather be doing than playing softball??
Following the ecstasy of watching Ireland hammer the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup, the eight teams involved in the Leinster League Playoffs were all hoping for a similar performance,
And so the fourteen weeks of regular season competition have reached the end. All but one of the four Leinster League Divisions were undecided until the last week, with games having an impact at the top and the bottom throughout the week
An Irish player was asked after a recent practice game, do you really think we can win the Euro’s considering Great Britain have won it every time, his response to this question was to paraphrase Barack Obama - “Is Feidir Linn”
The sun shone brightly this year for the Castleknock Softball Club Annual Blitz on Saturday 8th July. Again we welcomed teams from Galway and Belfast as well as established Dublin clubs such as Marlay, Renegades, Suspects, Blazzers and Sluggers, Packers, Kegs.
On another wet summer’s day in Dublin a lively crew from Qualcomm made their way to Railway Union sports centre in Sandymount. Greeted by a number of volunteers from the Softball Leinster teams of BatPak and Sluggers the afternoon’s entertainment of softball began.
The Suspects softball teams would like to thank all those who participated in their Pink Charity Blitz over the weekend. The tournament was a great success and raised over €1,300 for The Irish Cancer Society and National Children's Hospital.
The 28th May Niall Mellon Township Trust Charity Blitz was a huge success with Castleknock Bearcats and Wildcats welcomed six teams from as far afield as Galway and Belfast as well as established Dublin clubs such as Marlay, Renegades, Blazzers and Sluggers.
The wait is over. After several months of trials, training sessions and games, National Squad Manager Derek Ward today announced his squad of eighteen players who will represent Ireland at this year's European Championships Coed Slowpitch
"Yes We Can!!"
A wet and wild windy day welcomed our softball volunteers who had come together to participate in the celebratory softball game that would coincide with the memorable arrival of President Obama in Ireland.
The visit of Queen Elizabeth coincides with Week Two of the Leinster League, and there are many traffic restrictions planned. Please check here to see a list of the restrictions.
Spaces for Combat Sports "Coachthe Coaches" Clinic are filling up and it is imperative to get your team and club coaches signed up. Contact Softball Ireland Coaching Director John Austin for details.
The First Round of the Brian Walshe Cup and Plate will be played on Tuesday May 3rd and Wednesday May 4th. The Cup is now an invitational competition open to the top 16 seeded teams in Ireland based on TLS and all teams will be guaranteed to play a minimum of two games.
Softball Ireland have published the initial Byelaws for the 2011 season. These initial set of byelaws contain the player and teams registration fees for the coming season.