Baseball Ireland A League 2021
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Regular Season Results
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By the end of June 2021 in the Baseball Ireland A League Ashbourne Giants and Mariners Baseball (Shankill-Greystones) were out in front on identical 4-1 records, each teams only loss coming against each other. Dublin City Hurricanes had managed one victory versus Dublin Spartans, leaving them on 1-3 and the Spartans winless on 0-4 as the two old masters of the game in Ireland found themselves outplayed by the Leinster Regional Teams Ashbourne (Co. Meath) and Mariners Baseball (based in both Greystones, Co. Wicklow and Shankill, Co. Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown/ Co. Dublin).
Ashbourne Giants and Mariners Baseball were still locked together in first place on 6-1 records by the August Bank Holiday Weekend after victories over the Spartans (twice for the Mariners and once for Ashbourne) and the Hurricanes (once for Ashbourne). Dublin Spartans got their first victory of the season with an 11-1 win in Corkagh Park versus eternal rivals Dublin City Hurricanes, leaving both teams on one win apiece.
By the beginning of September the A League was complete and Ashbourne Giants took the A League Pennant thanks to a 3-2 decision on Tiebreaker Rule 2 – Head to Head. Both the Giants and rivals Mariners Baseball had finished 10-5 at the top of the Standings with Dublin City Hurricanes putting together a late run to finish in third on 6-9, defeating both Ashbourne Giants and Mariners Baseball twice. Dublin Spartans made a late run of their own, winning against Ashbourne and their firece rivals Hurricanes, but it was the Hurricanes who made the third playoff spot.
|Ashbourne Giants||International Baseball Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath|
|Dublin City Hurricanes||Fields of Dreams, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 / Co. South Dublin|
|Dublin Spartans||Fields of Dreams, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 / Co. South Dublin|
|Mariners Baseball||Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown / Co. Dublin.|
ABOUT BASEBALL IRELAND A LEAGUE 2021 SEASON
The 2021 Baseball Ireland A League season shall be the 15th of the A League since it spilt into two Leagues (A and B) in 2007, and the 24th in total since the Irish Baseball League was founded in 1997 (there were earlier attempts at starting an Irish Baseball League from the 1960s onwards – see the International Baseball page on Eirball for more details as well as Josh Chetwynd’s book “Baseball in Europe”. The same four teams as in 2020 shall be playing a 15 game schedule each (each team playing the other 5 times), with the top 3 making the playoffs.
REFERENCES / FURTHER READING
 Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]
 Baseball Ireland (2020) A League [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/157853/ [Accessed 24 July 2021][Last Accessed 5 September 2021]
 Dublin City Hurricanes (2018) Ashbourne-Giants-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.11 (1) [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublinhurricanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ashbourne-Giants-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.11.jpeg [Accessed 20 July 2021]
 Dublin City Hurricanes Facebook Page (2018) Dublin City Hurricanes Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p200x200/10933776_804798689591934_8248138920111264355_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&oh=fa032b0e9afd140ec2e5ffa4f8ae3c0b&oe=5C54C203 [Accessed 6 October 2018]
 Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2018) Dublin Spartans Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p200x200/12472700_1694851807430395_1309963740216936694_n.png?_nc_cat=110&oh=7c98365b37e8084eb781a5c420a31619&oe=5C517A8C [Accessed 6 October 2018]
 Mariners Baseball (2021) Profile Picture, April 7 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/MarinersBaseballClub/photos/a.152658488121688/3793642710689896/ [Accessed 19 June 2021]
Thanks to Adrian Kelly, Tom Kelley, Dr. Jose A. Santos, Rav Mphande, Jason Wiebe and Sean Mitchell (Baseball Ireland, Dublin City Hurricanes, Comets Baseball, Ashbourne Giants, Ashbourne Titans).
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