Baseball Ireland News


February 2019 - Academy Training

Academy Training for all players ages 13-18
Ashbourne GAA starting Sunday 3/2/19 from 1-3pm

All players aged 13-18 are invited to participate in indoor training. Age groups as follows; 13-15 Cadets and 15-18 Juniors. If you're 15 we'll see which group fits you best.
The schedule is as follows:

3rd Ashbourne GAA Training Session Cadets No 1 13.00-15.00

10th Ashbourne GAA Training Session Juniors No1 13.00-15.00

17th Ashbourne GAA Training Session Cadets No 2 13.00-15.00

24th Ashbourne GAA Training Session Juniors No 2 13.00-15.00


3rd Ashbourne GAA Training Session Cadets No 313.00-15.00

10th Ashbourne GAA Training Session Juniors No 3 13.00-15.00

24th Ashbourne GAA Training Session Cadets No 4 13.00-15.00

31st Ashbourne GAA Training Session Juniors No 4 13.00-15.00

Players will need appropriate athletic clothing, runners, your glove and bat (if you have one) and something to drink.

Tuition will be provided in all aspects of Baseball.

There will a charge of €2 per session.

Further Academy events are scheduled throughout the year including a trip to play in a competition in Europe. Information will be available in the near future.

Can those interested in participating please contact Will Beglane Baseball Ireland Academy Director: email


Nov 2018 - Social Media Policy Update

Baseball Ireland has updated it Social Media Policy -


13th Nov 2018 - Chris S.Amand appointed General Manager

Baseball Ireland would like to announce the appointment of Chris St.Amand to the position of General Manager of the Senior National Team.

Chris has become a big contributor to baseball in Ireland since 2015, serving as captain for the Dublin City Hurricanes, an assistant coach for the senior National Team as well as a member of the National Team Committee. Chris grew up playing baseball in Boston and had played in the Australian leagues before moving back to Ireland in 2015.

As General Manager, Chris will be putting together a process and structure to support the senior National Team programme for the next two years. This position is not the on-field manger of the team. He will have oversight for the selection of coaches and players; team fundraising; and aligning the senior national team with Baseball Ireland's 10 x 10 Strategic plan.

Baseball Ireland is very excited about this appointment and wish Chris future success.


Nov 2018 - Baseball Ireland's 10 x 10 Strategic Plan

Baseball Ireland's strategic plan to grow the game of baseball in Ireland is up on our website:
An overview of the plan, called the '10 x 10' strategic plan, will be presented to the membership at the upcoming Baseball Ireland AGM in January 2019.


Sep 2018 - Champions 2018!

The Dublin City Hurricanes won both the A and B league adult baseball league championships for 2018. Facing the Greystones Mariners in both finals, the Hurricanes won the first two games of both three game series over the weekend of 29-30 September. This is the first time in Ireland league history that the same club has won both the A and B League championships in the same year.

Congratulations to the Dublin City Hurricanes Baseball Club.


September 2018 - Little League Blitz 2018

Congratulations to the Greystones Mariners after their 2-0 win over Ashbourne Giants in the final game of the little league playoff blitz.

Final Standings:
1. Greystones Mariners
2. Belfast Badgers
3. Ashbourne Giants
4. Sutton Red Rox 1
5. Sutton Red Rox 2


August 2018 - Adult League Stats




9th July 2018 - U18 European Championship starts today!

You can stream all of Irelands games live!



July 11th - 15th 201 - Ashbourne International 2018

July 11th 18:00 Ireland vs AAU challenge game

July 12th 13:00 AAU vs P9
July 12th 18:00 AAU vs Ireland

July 13th 13:00 P9 vs AAU
July 13th 18:00 P9 vs Ireland

July 14th 11:00 Ireland vs P9
July 14th 15:00 Ireland vs AAU

July 15th 13:00 Final


30th June 2018 - Baseball Ireland Academy Event, Ages 13-16 book now!

30th June 2018
Ashbourne International Baseball facility
13.30- 16.00

All players aged 12-16 invited to participate.
Baseball Ireland Academy Coach Frank Andrews will run the clinic.
"Taking your game to the next level"
This is a second in a series of baseball clinics designed to enable players with sufficient determination to develop their skill and fitness in order to maximise their potential.
The clinic will run from 1.30-4.30 pm
Participants will need appropriate athletic attire and footwear plus something to drink.
There will be a €5 charge for each participant.
Can those players who took part in the first Academy clinic please bring their Academy TShirts with them.
Can coaches and/or players please confirm participation by email.

Will Beglane
Academy Director


April 2018 - Baseball Ireland Academy Event, Ages 13-16 book now!

Baseball Ireland


Opening Event 2018

Coach and Cadet Clinics with Former MLB player Nick Lockwood

The BI Academy will run its first event of 2018 with a coach training clinic followed by the first in a series of clinics for cadet players (ages 13-16).

Visiting US coach Nick Lockwood will lead the two events which will take place on 14th April at Ashbourne Giants’ Field. Nick is an experienced coach and former MLB player who played for a number of years with the Minnesota Twins Organisation.
The details of the clinics are as follows:

10.00-12.00 Coach Training Clinic
This clinic is aimed at novice coaches who want to learn more about the fundamentals of Hitting, Throwing and Fielding. We will also be covering some general aspects of practice organisation.

13.00- 16.00 Academy Cadet Clinic
This clinic is aimed at 13-16 year old players interested in taking their game to the next level. It is the first of series of clinics which will provide players with the opportunity to develop their hitting, fielding and pitching.

The clinics are part of a long-term Academy programme that we see as the vehicle for developing talented players who will be the future of representative Baseball in Ireland.
If you are interested in participating in either the coaching or the cadet clinic please contact me asap. There will a charge of € 5 for the cadet clinic.

All The Best
Will Beglane
Academy Director
Baseball Ireland


27th January - Baseball Ireland AGM

The 2018 Baseball Ireland AGM will be held on Saturday, 27th January.

Date: Saturday, 27th January
Time: 2pm
Location: Arcadia University, 20 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

Nominations for positions on the committee are now open.

Mike Kindle enters year 3 of his 3 year terms as Chairman of the Board.
Tom Kelley enters year 2 of his 3 year term as President.
Sean Mitchell enters year 2 of his 3 year term as Secretary.
Jason Nebenzahl enters year 3 of his 3 year terms as Treasurer.
Will Beglane enters year 3 of his 3 year term as National Academy Director.

So none of these positions are open this year. Nominations for the following positions will be accepted:

Adult League Coordinator
Youth League Coordinator
Public Relations Officer
Fundraising Officer
Facilities Officer

Nominations should be sent by email to Any nomination also requires a seconder.

Nominations will be accepted up until 7 days prior to the AGM.

Any motions or proposals for the AGM can also be sent by email to and need to also be received prior to 7 days before the meeting in order to be considered at the AGM.


Dec 2017 - Baseball Ireland Newsletter

Click the link below to see our December newsletter!



November 2017 - Logo Competition

Needs to capture sense of Irish community
Baseball as an international game
High energy and excitement
Fun and friendship
Three colours maximum


8th October 2017 - B League Champions - Ashbourne Giants

The Ashbourne Giants emerged the victors in a tightly fought B league championship that saw all semi-final and championship series go the distance. Congratulations to all the B league teams for a super-competitive league this year and especially to the champions - Ashbourne Giants!


July 2017 - Adult League Final Batting Stats

Download July 2017 Adult League Stats


24th September 2017 - Champions - Dublin City Hurricanes

The Dublin City Hurricanes are A-League Champions for the 3rd year in a row after defeating the Mariners 10-2 & 7-5


June 2017 - Adult League Stats

Download June 2017 Adult League Stats


July 2017 - Ireland win Gold!

Ireland defeated Belgium 12-0 to win the 2017 U18 European Baseball Championship Qualifiers.

They have earned a spot for the 2018 U18 European Baseball Championship.

More info


July 2017 - Ashbourne International Tournament Schedule


June 2017 - Irish National Team Schedule - Canada 2017


May 2017 - Baseball Ireland Newsletter - May 2017

Please follow the link below to read the May 2017 Baseball Ireland Newsletter. Enjoy!

View Newsletter


April 2017 - Adult Stats Update - April 30th 2017

Click the button below to download the Adult Batting Stats as of April 30th.



July 2017 - Ashbourne International Festival 2017

The annual Ashbourne International Festival will take place from Tuesday 4th July to Sunday 9th July 2017.
More details to follow!


- ISG Winter Baseball

We had a great weekend which proved extremely beneficial for coaches and players alike. I would like to personally thank Tom O'Connell, Ed Flaherty and John Mclaren for travelling all the way from the US and providing us with the highest level of instruction.
All the participants came away with their knowledge of, and their passion for the game of Baseball greatly enhanced.
We will build on this and continue to develop our coaches and players and "We will get better every day."

Details of future BI Academy events.will be posted in due course.

Will Beglane
National Academy Director
Baseball Ireland


January 2017 - ISG Clinic

Baseball Ireland Academy
Winter Clinic 20-22nd January 2017

ISG (International Sports Group) will be delivering three days of player and coach development training at the Ashbourne GAA indoor facility.
Coaches Tom OConnell (ISG President), John McLaren (Philadelphia Phillies) and Ed Flaherty(Head Coach University of Southern Maine) will deliver a series of clinics aimed at coaches and players.
The programme will involve a series of presentations and practical hands on sessions addressing the fundamentals and more advanced aspects of throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching and practice organisation. Whilst some aspects will be aimed more specifically at coach development, all the sessions will be of great interest to anyone looking to develop as player or a coach.
Tom, John and Ed bring with them an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience gained at High School, College, Minor and Major League level. They have worked extensively with other European Federations and understand the challenges faced by players and coaches working with limited resources.

If you are interested in participating in the clinic please fill in this form and return it to

Spaces are limited

There will be a small charge to help cover our costs.
Entire weekend € 40
Day rate € 15
Practical Sessions €10

Friday 20/1/17
7.00-9.00 pm Skylon Hotel- Presentation By ISG
Saturday 21/1/17
12.00-3.00 pm Skylon Hotel -Presentation By ISG
5.00-8.00 pm Ashbourne GAA -Practical Training Session
Sunday 22/1/17
11.00 am-1.00 pm Skylon Hotel -Presentation By ISG
2.00-5.00 pm Ashbourne GAA -Practical Training Session

Will Beglane
Baseball Ireland
Academy Director



September 2016 - Final League Stats 2016

Pitching Stats

A league pitching stats - 2016

B league North pitching stats - 2016

B league South pitching stats - 2016

Hitting Stats

Final Hitting stats 2016


7th July 2016 - Ashbourne International Baseball Festival

We are pumped for the Ashbourne International Baseball Festival next week. Teams from the USA, Ireland, Venezuela and an International All-Star Team - and it's completely FREE!

Come on down to the International Baseball Centre Ashbourne from the 7th-10th July.

Thursday 7th July
13.30 Briun Baseball Alumni v Presidents 9
17:00 Opening Ceremony
18:00 Ireland v Venezuela

Friday 8th July
13:30 Venezuela v Bruin Baseball Alumni
18:00 Presidents 9 v Ireland

Saturday 9th July
11:00 Presidents 9 v Venezuela
15:30 Ireland v Briun Baseball Alumni

Sunday 10th July
10:00 3rd / 4th Playoff Game
14:30 Grand Final
18:00 Closing Ceremony


May 2016 - National Team Squad Announced

Irish National Team Manager Sean Mitchell has announced the 2016 squad and the 22 man travelling squad for the European Championships.

European Championships will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 23-31 July

2016 Irish National Baseball Team (Extended Roster)
1 Anglin (co-captain) Nat
2 Carey Paul
3 Carter Stephen
4 Coady Daniel
5 Cuevas Jamie
6 Cunningham Joe
7 Dolan JP
8 Ewansiha Osas
9 Fairbairn Jack
10 Farrell (co-captain) Leo
11 Federico-O'Murchu Paolo
12 Ferrato Michael-Anthony
13 Fox Alan
14 Geoghegan Frank
15 Higgins Tom
16 McKendry Rob
17 Molloy Pete
18 O'Shea Patrick
19 O'Sullivan Michael
20 Power Brendan
21 Rizo Sal
22 Scott Brendan
23 Shier Liam
24 Smith Brian
25 Steerman Matt
26 Treacy Mark
27 Viola Dan
28 Whelan Ronan
29 Williams Jesse
30 Woodburne Daniel

European Championships Travelling Squad
1 Anglin Nat
2 Carey Paul
3 Carter Stephen
4 Cuevas Jamie
5 Cunningham Joe
6 Farrell Leo
7 Federico-O'Murchu Paolo
8 Ferrato Michael-Anthony
9 Fox Alan
10 Geoghegan Frank
11 Molloy Pete
12 O'Shea Patrick
13 O'Sullivan Michael
14 Power Brendan
15 Rizo Sal
16 Scott Brendan
17 Shier Liam
18 Smith Brian
19 Steerman Matt
20 Treacy Mark
21 Williams Jesse
22 Woodburne Daniel

Fairbairn Jack
McKendry Rob
Viola Dan

Management Team
Mitchell Sean Manager
St Amand Chris Coach
Friedman David Assistant Coach
Murray Adam Scorekeeper

Congratulations to all selected and good luck for 2016!


May 2016 - Latest Stats