Irish Baseball League (Decade / Era Overviews)
Irish Baseball League Seasons
In 1982 the first Leinster Softball League was formed, and in 1990 the Irish Softball Association was formed from teams in the LSL and Galway. In 1997 the first Irish Baseball League was formed by players in the LSL who wanted something more competitive than Recreational Slowpitch Softball, featuring Adult teams in Dublin & Belfast, which has grown into the the League today, with dedicated Baseball Facilities at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin; Ashbourne, Co. Meath; Portmarnock, Co. Fingal; and Belfast.
Irish Baseball & Softball Federation | Irish Baseball League |(Seasons):
Baseball Ireland | A-League Seasons:
Baseball Ireland | B-League Seasons:
Ireland Tours of North America:
North American Tours (Years):
Confederation of European Baseball:
CEB European Championship B-Level (Years): 2013
CEB European Championship Juniors (Years): 2017
Baseball Ireland International Tournaments:
Ulster Open Baseball Championships:
Ulster Open Baseball Championships: 2015
International Club Competitions:
Men’s Senior Baseball League | Amateur World Series (35+ / 40+ Age Group):
Visiting US and Canadian Baseball Teams
During the First World War, teams of American and Canadian soldiers and sailors, stationed in Ireland for the duration, or visiting the shores of Ireland, played Baseball matches in aid of War Charities.
US teams Visiting Ireland (Years):
America v Canada – Dublin and Belfast (1917): https://eirball.ie/2020/04/24/baseball-internationals-in-ireland-america-v-canada-1917/
USS Trippe 7 USS Melville 6 – Cork (1917) https://eirball.ie/2020/04/24/international-baseball-in-ireland-uss-trippe-7-uss-melville-6-1917/
From 1942, when US Soldiers, Navy & Airmen stationed in Northern Ireland during World War II played in the Northern Ireland Baseball League, to the Youth Baseball Championships played in Waterford & Dublin in the 1960s (The Irish Baseball Association) and Donegal (The Donegal Baseball & Softball Association) there have been Baseball Leagues in Ireland.
Northern Ireland Baseball League (Seasons):
In addition to the Northern Ireland Baseball League during WWII, there have been exhibition matches played by American and Canadian Soldiers and Sailors stationed in Ireland during WWI or visiting Irish shores. There has also been reenactments of famous Baseball matches, including the Amateur World Series of 1903, which was re-enacted on the 100th anniversary in Drum, Co. Roscommon, featuring relatives of players involved.
Baseball Amateur World Series (1903) Re-enactment 2003 (Roscommon): https://eirball.ie/2020/04/24/baseball-amateur-world-series-1903-re-enactment-2003/