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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Announcing the 2016 SL All Stars

Here are the 2016 All Stars from all Divisions. There will be no substitutions. Team captains will notify players. Northside & Leinster Southside Javier Gonzales Batpak Sara Radics Dodder Dynamoes Emma Kilbride Stephen Carter Samantha Cuddy Renegade Reapers Ruth Lillis Kegs Jonathan Spielberg Michael O’Sullivan Junichiro Aoki TNT Lisa Smith TB Hippeties Andrea Kavanagh Brianer Yanez Mike Shea Bearcats Sondra Maher Marlay Martyrs Jen O Buachalla Todd Zboyan Paddy Meehan…

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SL All Star Game and Night Out

Save the date – the SL All Star Game will be played on the 9th of September with an afters celebration at JW Sweetmans. We’ve moved the SL All Star Game date to later in the year and have changed up the format a bit this year. Instead of having it Prem division vs. 1st and 2nd vs. 2nd, etc. we’ve decided to have the South Dubliners face North Dublin…

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SL All Star Team Take 2

The Softball Leinster Committee are hard at work trying to figure out how to make the Softball Leinster All Star Team work, not only for the Prem teams who would have two bye weeks otherwise, but also the players from the other divisions who are sacrificing their time to make up that team. While our original intention was to have these games count, making them more significant for both teams, we…

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What’s this about Exemptions now?

Is there anything more controversial in our sport than exemptions? We’re accustomed to the changes happening each year. This year we take another whack at fixing it, making it easier for teams to manage while trying to balance the fairness of taking an exemption and teams not giving walkovers. Here is what you need to know about the Exemption Rules this year: Five (5) exemptions are allowed per player within…

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