Softball Leinster

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.

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.

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.

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.

Softball Leinster (2012-2019) Logo [Ref: 1]

[1] Softball Leinster Facebook (2017) Softball Leinster Logo [Internet] https://www.facebook.com/softballleinster/photos/a.139494852788793.30082.136509596420652/1063627193708883/?type=1&theater [Accessed 25 January 2017]

Leinster Softball League | Level 1 Champions 1996-2019

Softball Leinster Weekend League

Softball Leinster Weekend League (Seasons): 2020

Female Slowpitch League (Decade / Era Overviews):

Irish Softball Association | Female Slowpitch League 1997-2002

LSA Female Slowpitch League (Seasons): 1997

Leinster Softball League (Decade / Era Overviews)

Leinster Softball League Level 1

Softball Ireland Logo 2004-2011 [Ref: 2]

[2] Softball Ireland (2006) Softball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071118173448im_/http://www.softball.ie/leagues/9837/menuSponsor1.gif [Accessed 9 December 2018]

Leinster Softball League Level 1 (Decade / Era Overviews – Final Tables)

Dublin Softball League 1982-1985

Leinster Softball League | Division 1 1996-1999

Leinster Softball League | Premier 1 Division 2000-2003

Softball Ireland Leinster League Premier Division 2004-2011

Softball Leinster | Premier Division 2012-2019

Dublin Softball League (Seasons): 1982

IBSA Leinster Softball League Division 1 (Seasons): 1994

Leinster Softball Association 1st Division (seasons): 1998 1999

ISA Leinster Softball Association Premier 1 League (Seasons): 2000 2001 2002 2003

Softball Ireland Leinster League Premier Division (Seasons): 2006 2007 2010 2011

SI Softball Leinster Premier Division (Seasons): 2014 2015 2016

SI Softball Leinster Premier League (Seasons): 2017 2018 2019

SI Softball Leinster Premier Division (Seasons): 2020

Leinster Softball League Level 2

Irish Softball association Logo [Ref: 3]

[7] UCD (2018) Irish Softball Association Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.ucd.ie/softball/old/images/ISA.jpg [Accessed 9 December 2018]

Leinster Softball League Level 2 (Decade / Era Overviews- Final Tables):

Leinster Softball League | Division 2 1996-1999

Leinster Softball League | Premier 2 Division 2000-2003

Softball Ireland Leinster League Division 1 2004-2011

Softball Leinster | Division 1 2012-2019

Softball Leinster Division 1A (Seasons): 2020

Softball Leinster Division 1 (Seasons):  2019 2018 2017 

Leinster Softball League Level 3

Leinster Softball Association (1996-1999) Logo [Ref:

Leinster Softball League Level 3 (Decade / Era Overviews- Final Tables):

Leinster Softball League | Division 3 1996-1999

Leinster Softball League | Senior Division 2000-2003

Softball Ireland Leinster League Division 2 2004-2011

Softball Leinster | Division 2 2012-2019

Softball Leinster Division 1B (Seasons): 2020

Softball Leinster Division 2 (Seasons): 2019 2018 2017 

Leinster Softball League Level 4

Leinster Softball League Division 4 1996-1999

Leinster Softball League | Junior Division 2000-2003

Softball Ireland Leinster League Division 3 2004-2011

Leinster Softball League Level 5

Leinster Softball League | Minor Division 2000-2001

Softball Ireland Leinster League Division 4 2004-2007

Leinster Softball League Level 6

Leinster Softball Association 6th Division 1997-1998

Leinster Softball League Male Division

Leinster Softball Association Male Division 1997

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. 

Leinster Softball Association | 5:5 Pennant

Leinster Softball Association | 5:5 Senior Pennant 1998-1999

Leinster Softball Association | 5:5 Junior Pennant 1998-1999