Leinster Softball League
Below you will find links to the results and tables of the Leinster Softball League from 1982 to present – arranged by Division, with Champions Lists; Decade Overviews (Final Tables only); and Season-by-Season Results Sections.
The Leinster Softball League is a Coed Slowpitch Softball League in Leinster Province, Ireland. It is currently at a 5:5 Male:Female Ratio although in its early days it was 9:1 Male:Female. There was a Female Slowpitch League from 1997-2002 which was League for Competitive Females from the top Divisions in the Leinster Softball League.
The League started in 1982 as the Dublin Softball League with 5 teams – teams from the US Embassy Marines, Japanese Embassy Skinny Rats, the Fat Cats (American Businessmen), the Misfits (American Students, Irish Computer Workers and American Businessmen), and one from the Druid’s Chair, Killiney.
In 1990 the first Irish Softball Association was formed, which in 1992 became the Irish Baseball & Softball Association, adding a Second Division. A third Division was added in 1994, and a Fourth in 1996. In 1997 the Female Slowpitch League for Competitive Females was added.
In 1998 the IBSA was renamed the Irish Baseball & Softball Federation
(The Irish Baseball & Softball Federation 1998-1999)
(Leinster Softball Association)
In 2000 a split occurred between the Baseball & Softball Federations, and The Irish Softball Association took over the running of Softball in Ireland. A fifth Coed Division was added that year and in 2001 a Seventh Level, the Men’s Non-Competitive League was added. 2002 was the last year of the Women’s Slowpitch League.
(Irish Softball Association 2000-2003)
In 2004 the Irish Softball Association was rebranded Softball Ireland, and the number of divisions dropped to four, which were run directly by Softball Ireland.
(Softball Ireland 2004-Present)
Softball Leinster was reformed in 2011 for the purposes of running the League from 2012 onwards, with the League dropping to three levels.
(Softball Leinster 2011-Present)
The most successful clubs over the entire history of the League have been Dodder Dynamoes (the oldest Softball team in Ireland) and Marlay Martyrs (both based in South Dublin suburbs – Marlay in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham (D14) and Dodder Dynamoes originally from Dodder Park, Dartry and now nomadic.
The League is Coed, originally 8:2 Ratio of Men:Women, until it levelled to 5:5 twice – in the late-1990s and in 2017.
Leinster Softball League (Champions)
This is a look at the Champions of each of the Levels of the Leinster Softball League with the winning record (W-L-Pts) for each year of the League Champions.
Female Slowpitch League (Decade / Era Overviews):
Leinster Softball League (Decade / Era Overviews)
This is a look at the Leinster Softball League on a Decade-by-Decade basis, with the Final Tables and/or Playoff Results only.
Leinster Softball League Level 1 (Decade / Era Overviews – Final Tables)
Leinster Softball League Level 2 (Decade / Era Overviews- Final Tables):
Leinster Softball League Level 3 (Decade / Era Overviews- Final Tables):
Leinster Softball League Level 4 (Decade / Era Overviews- Final Tables):
Leinster Softball League Level 5 (Decade / Era Overviews- Final Tables):
Leinster Softball League (Results & Tables – Seasons)
This is a look at the Leinster Softball League on a Season-by-Season basis, with each years results and Final Table.
Leinster Softball League Level 1
Dublin Softball League (Seasons):
IBSA Leinster Softball League Division 1 (Seasons):
ISA Leinster Softball Association Premier 1 League (Seasons):
Softball Ireland Leinster League Premier Division (Seasons):
SI Softball Leinster Premier Division (Seasons):
SI Softball Leinster Premier League (Seasons):
Leinster Softball League Level 2
SI Softball Leinster Division 1 (Seasons):
Leinster Softball League Level 3
SI Softball Leinster Division 2 (Seasons):
Leinster Softball Cups
Aside from the Leinster Softball League there has also been Leinster Softball Knockout (elimination) Cups, such as the Leinster Championship in the early 1990s and the 5:5 Pennant in the late 1990s.