Baseball

Baseball Ireland

Irish Baseball League (Decade / Era Overviews)

Irish Baseball League 1997-2005

Baseball Ireland | Irish Baseball League A-League 2006-2019

Baseball Ireland | Irish Baseball League B-League 2006-2019

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):

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Baseball Ireland | A-League Seasons:

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Baseball Ireland | B-League Seasons:

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2016 2017 2018 2019

International Baseball

Ireland Tours of North America:

Baseball Ireland National Team | Tours of North America 2001-2017

North American Tours (Years):

New England 2001 

Southern California 2005 

Rhode Island 2010 

New York 2012 

Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario) 2017 

Confederation of European Baseball:

Confederation of European Baseball | European Championship Seniors | B-Pool 1996-2004

Confederation of European Baseball | European Baseball Championship Qualifiers 2006-2013

Confederation of European Baseball |European Championships C-Pool 2014-2018

Confederation of European Baseball | European Championship B-Pool (Years):

1996 1998 2000 2002 2004

Confederation of European Baseball | European Championship Qualifiers (Years):

2006 2008 2011

Confederation of European Baseball | European Championship B-Level (Years):

2013

Confederation of European Baseball | European Championship C-Pool (Years):

2014 2016 2018

Confederation of European Baseball | European Championship Juniors (Years):

2017

Baseball Ireland International Tournaments:

Baseball Ireland | Dublin International Baseball Tournament 2002-2008

Baseball Ireland | Rota Series International Tournaments 2011-2014

Baseball Ireland | Dublin International Baseball Tournament: 2002 2004 2006

Baseball Ireland | Rota Series / The Gathering: 2011 2012 2013

Baseball Ireland | Ashbourne International Baseball Festival: 2018 2019

Ulster Open Baseball Championships:

Ulster Open Baseball Championships: 2015

International Club Competitions:

Men’s Senior Baseball League |  Amateur World Series (35+ / 40+ Age Group):

2017 2019

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):

1942 1943

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.

Re-enactments

Baseball Amateur World Series (1903) Re-enactment 2003 (Roscommon): https://eirball.ie/2020/04/24/baseball-amateur-world-series-1903-re-enactment-2003/