International Baseball (Ireland)

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

CEB European Championship B-Pool (Years): 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004

CEB European Championship Qualifiers (Years): 2006 2008 2011

CEB European Championship B-Level (Years): 2013

CEB European Championship C-Pool (Years): 2014 2016 2018

CEB 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

Dublin International Baseball Tournament: 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007

Rota Series / The Gathering: 2011 2012 2013

Ashbourne International Baseball Festival: 2017 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

In 1874, Major League Baseball teams visited Ireland for the earliest recorded Baseball match in Ireland, and, naturally enough, given the links between the countries, Ireland, along with France and Britain got the biggest promotion of Baseball when teams toured Europe during the era leading up to the First World War.

Major League Baseball in Ireland (Years):

Major League Baseball in Ireland – Boston Red Stockings v Philadelphia Athletics 1874

Major League Baseball in Ireland – Chicago White Stockings Tour of Ireland 1889

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):

Baseball Internationals in Ireland – America v Canada 1917

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 and 8th US Air Corps Baseball Championship, 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.

8th US Air Corps v NIBL Championship Series (Seasons): 1943

Northern Ireland Baseball League (Seasons): 1943 1942 

8th US Air Corps Baseball Championship (Seasons): 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

International Baseball in Ireland – US Navy Exhibition Match (1917) Re-enactment 2017