SL Umpire Code Of Conduct

SL have been working on a new SL Umpire Code Of Conduct statement for all umpires officiating SL/SI games and events. We will be incorporating this as part of umpire refresher and new umpire programmes going forward also. July 2022. All Softball Leinster umpires are expected to abide by and promote the Softball Ireland Code of Conduct in addition to the Umpire’s Code of Conduct as noted below. Umpire Code…

20th July 2022

Pitching Clinics, Grants, Co-Ed and All Stars

PITCHING CLINIC. There will be a pitching clinic in St Annes on Thursday the 21st of July. 19.00 – 21:00 It will be run by Ken McCarthy, Paul Peake, Jonathan Speilberg and Simon Lewis. To register please email: LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT. We are delighted to announce that Softball Leinster has secured Dublin City Council funding for use with developing the sport in the region. It will be added to…

10th July 2022

Updated Rules for 2022/2023

The WBSC has issued an updated Slowitch rule book which can be found here in our Umpire section A spotlight on the changes itself can be found

8th June 2022

International Womens Day

Happy International Women’s Day This year’s campaign theme #BreaktheBias —spotlights the individual and collective biases against women that fuel gender inequality. #BreakTheBias —

8th March 2022

Happy New Year

Softball Leinster wishes all of it’s members a Happy and safe New Year, and the very best for 2022. There’s a great season ahead and hopefully growth in the leagues. We’ve more floodlight games planned, and some coaching clinics before the season starts. We will also be bringing out a regular newsletter from January. To be added to the mailing list please mail

1st January 2022

December Batting Sessions Postponed

Due to current COVID numbers. The indoor batting sessions planned for newer players in early December has been postponed until mid January. More information on this and other planned development will be available in the December newsletter. Contact for inclusion on the mailing list.

24th November 2021

New SL Committee Members

At the recent SL AGM, the following board was elected. Peter Murnaghan returns as Chair. Alan O’Rafferty remains as SL Secretary. Heather Foust was elected as Treasurer. Niall Byrne elected and returns as an ordinary committee member. Brian Connelly elected and returns as an ordinary committee member. Gillian Cinnamon was elected as an ordinary committee member. Lisa Brady was elected as an ordinary committee member. More details will be published…

20th November 2021

Softball Ireland Launch Slowpitch development plan

Softball Ireland has just launched the Slow Pitch Softball Development Plan 2022-2026. The Development Plan will be the key policy document that sets out the overall strategy for the sustainable development and growth of Slow Pitch Softball in Ireland for the period 2022-2026 and beyond. The Plan clearly sets out Softball Ireland’s vision for the sport going forward and will include toolkits designed to provide practical support to Teams and…

25th October 2021

Massimo Lepri

With great sadness, we announce that our friend Massimo Lepri passed away in the care of his family after a long illness. Former treasurer of SL, umpire, and co-founder of the Wicklow Wolves. He contributed massively to our sport and we will miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with his wife Louis, his son Sean and their family.

3rd October 2021