AGM Update and Chairperson Resignation

From Melanie Lavery to the SL Committee: As most everyone is aware, I volunteered to be the Softball Leinster chairperson at the recent AGM. No one else seemed willing to put themselves forward, and I felt this was too essential of a position to go unfilled. More importantly, I felt I had some ideas and could provide clear leadership to move things forward for our region. However, I have been…

6th November 2019

Softball Leinster AGM – Call to Action!

30th September 2019

The Softball Leinster Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 4pm on the 19th of October in a new venue this year at the Four Provinces Bar in Kimmage. Among the things that will be discussed will be whether Softball Leinster should propose at the Softball Ireland AGM that there should be a greater representation of teams from Leinster participating in SINCC (the Softball Ireland National Club Championship). We plan to…


Are you confused about Exemptions? Let’s Break it down…

Exemptions are always a dicey subject and some people hate them, some love them, but most just don’t understand when they are required. We on the SL committee have tried hard to make it simple, but fair and are always trying to tweak it until it is more fair with better accountability. Here is how it works: If you are hoping to get a player who is not registered with…

31st July 2019

2019 SL All Star Games to be held in Trinity 17th August

We’ll be going back to Trinity for another fun-filled day of softball in the sun as the 2019 All Star Games will show off the best of what is Softball Leinster has to offer. Beginning at 2:00pm with the 2nd Division All Stars vs. The Div. 1 Bottom teams followed by the Top Div 1 All Stars vs. the Prem teams. We will need captains to nominate 2 players plus…

22nd July 2019

What to do if you have no umpire

We have worked hard to improve our umpire training and numbers this year. An advanced umpire course will still be held later this summer, but in the meantime there are things that can be done when there is no umpire at your game. Each team should submit their lineup cards to the opposing teams prior to the game. The home team should manage the match report and share that with…

26th June 2019

Virgin Media Red Sox Blast into 2nd Division

Virgin Media Red Sox @ Marlay
18th June 2019

The Virgin Media Red Sox joined the 2nd division last night with a bang – scoring 15 runs against the Deadly Suspects in a close match. The Suspects were welcoming and supportive as the new team started off their Leinster League by hitting with back to back hits including a double from their leadoff hitter Cormac who’d go on to hit a few homers and get the MVP for the…


The 2019 Season is HERE!!! – Updated

We are just a few days away until the Softball Leinster 2019 season. The first games are on the 29th of April. Here are some dates and news for you to keep in mind… Please feel free to email us with blitz dates and we’ll add them to this post. SL Team registration ended on the 5th of April and we lost 4 teams this year – SWAT, Springfield, Marlay…

24th April 2019

SL Umpire Levy Introduced and other news

15th April 2019

After our first Beginner Umpire class did not meet the minimum attendance we were hoping to maintain the necessary umpires to cover the scheduled games for this season, the SL committee have decided that we will have to introduce an Umpire Levy for this season. This release went out to captains today and is also posted on our website along with the 2019 Byelaws and Game Rules. Also released last…


Exciting Website Upgrades and a New Forum

8th April 2019

Have you seen our new Forum? We announced it this past Saturday at the captains meeting but it has been up for a few weeks. Anyone can post as long as you are registered and registration only takes a minute from our home page. The new Forum has a few sections detailed below and we hope it will help promote a sense of community and  provide services to all our…


Slow Pitch Trials & Open Day

The 2019 Co-ed European Slow Pitch Championship will be held in Budapest on the 15-20th of July. Ireland Head Coach, Senan Dormer has appointed Eoin Coonan and Jonathan Spielberg as his Assistant Coaches. Jay Slevin is going to take up the role of Logistics Manager and Karen Brady will come on board as the team’s Strength and Conditioning coach. The first trial opportunity will be at an indoor session in…

7th January 2019