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July 2017 - Adult League Stats July 31st 2017



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June 2017 - Adult League Stats



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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.


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July 2017 - Ashbourne International Tournament Schedule



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June 2017 - Irish National Team Schedule - Canada 2017



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May 2017 - Baseball Ireland Newsletter - May 2017





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


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April 2017 - Adult Stats Update - April 30th 2017



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


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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!


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- 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


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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 rocket@baseballireland.com.

Spaces are limited

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


Schedule:
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

email rocket@baseballireland.com



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September 2016 - Final League Stats 2016


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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


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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

Reserves
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!


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May 2016 - Latest Stats

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A LEAGUE - PITCHING


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April 2016 - 2016 Adult League Schedule Download








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12th March 2016 - FINAL SPRING TRAINING SESSION

The final spring training session is on Saturday 12th of March.
Donaghmore GAA, Ashbourne 6pm-8pm.


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October 2015 - Tallaght Echo Team of the Month - Oct 2015

Congratulations to the Dublin City Hurricanes, whose perfect 20-0 season not only scored them a championship, but also the Dublin Echo Team of the Month Award for October. Chris St.Amand accepted the award at a gala ball.



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July 2016 - Ashbourne Baseball Festival Announced!

Ashbourne Baseball Club and Baseball Ireland are delighted to announce that The Ashbourne Baseball Festival will be held from the 2nd - 10th July 2016.

2nd - 4th July : Youth tournament
4th - 6th July : Youth camp
7th - 10th July: International Tournament

International Tournament will feature Irish National Team, UCLA Alumni, Baseball Ambassadors, and another European team to be named later.

More to follow...







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SAT 9th JANUARY 2016 - SPRING TRAINING 2016



Spring Training is just around the corner!
DONAGHMORE GAA, ASHBOURNE, CO. MEATH
EVERY SATURDAY 6-8PM
FROM JAN 9th to 26th MARCH
EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
INDOOR FACILITY
AGES 13 AND OVER
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
€10 PER SESSION OR €100 FOR ALL 12

Contact alan@baseballireland.com for more info


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- AMATEUR BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

MABL/MSBL AMATEUR BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
PHOENIX ARIZONA 2015

I am writing this in the hope it may inspire more Baseball Softball UK (BSUK) & Baseball Ireland (BI) players to push themselves to play at the highest level possible as an amateur athlete within our sport.
I was fortunate enough to be asked to join the roster of the ‘Ventura Dodgers Baseball Club’ a team formed out of Ventura, California. The team boasts players who have played all the way up to AAA ball, most in fact have played at some level within MLB organizations at one time or another. The tournament, the MABL/MSBL AMATEUR BASEBALL WORLD SERIES is THE amateur Baseball tournament within the US taking place between the 18th-24th October at various facilities in Phoenix, Arizona. The facilities on offer are used during spring training by MLB teams. I can now say I have played on the same field that the likes of Mike Trout have graced.
My new team, The Dodgers have a rich history in this particular tournament so I have to say it was an honour to be selected, but, a little daunting also. I currently play domestically in the Baseball Ireland League for the Ulster Buccaneers & have previously donned the jerseys of Baseball Softball UK teams Brighton Buccaneers, Bolton Robots of Doom, Kent Mariners & Tonbridge Baseball Club & over the years come across some good players that I have played with & against, nothing though could have prepared me for the smoothness of play that my new teammates showed. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to play much over the course of the tournament & was mainly there for the experience & at the ripe old age of 43 to maybe learn a thing or two.
DAY 1
Tempe Diablo Complex, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Game 1
To my surprise, in our 1st game vs Las Vegas Warriors I found myself being summoned & handed the ball in relief with us trailing 12-1. I pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up no runs off of 2 hits.
Final 16-1 Loss
Game 2
Vs San Diego Padres ended with a 15-1 defeat. I featured in the outfield & went 0-1 with a shot back to the pitcher.




DAY 2
Peoria Stadium, home of the San Diego Padres & Seattle Mariners
Game 3
Another disappointing result vs So Cal Titans as we fell short. Again I featured in the outfield & in my 1 at-bat I drove in a run.
Final 13-10 Loss


DAY 3
Goodyear Complex, home of the Cincinnati Reds & Cleveland Indians
Game 4
We faced off against the Sonoma County Black Sox in a game which I started on the hill.
After a shaky 1ST inning I settled into a groove throwing 4 complete innings giving up 5 runs off of 2 hits whilst striking out 1 with us on top 8-5. With the bat I went 1-4 with a stolen base.
Final 13-6 Win
Game 5.
Vs Arizona Angels. I sat this one out due to a pulled hamstring, a great game to watch saw us fall to a heart breaker 8-7.
DAY 4
Salt River Fields, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks & Colorado Rockies
Our last ‘pool’ game vs Montebello Angels saw us needing a win & waiting on results of other games for us to progress any further in the tournament. In the end it didn’t really matter, as, once again, despite a valiant effort, we fell short at the finish line.
Surprisingly I was called upon to pitch again, this time in relief, part way through the 4th inning with the score 11-6 in favour of the Angels. Over 3 1/3 innings I gave up 1 unearned run off of 2 hits whilst fanning 3.
Final 12-8 Loss



In summing up, I have a lot of great memories from the tournament and learnt a lot more about Baseball & how it should be played.
The umpire, who, after I entered the game, asked me to repeat my name 3 times, then having to spell it out to him as he couldn’t understand my ‘English’. After the game the same umpire approached me to say, “You pitched well out there, you just need to develop your ‘slide step’, oh, by the way, what part of Australia are you from?” (Something which I was asked on numerous occasions over the course of the trip)
Every time I replied I was from England & played Baseball in Ireland I was greeted by raised eyebrows & “They don’t play Baseball there, just cricket right?”
Whilst warming up in the bullpen during one of the games behind the opposition dugout (our bullpen was out of action), on hearing my accent the coach from the opposing team came to watch, he asked where I was from & on replying he disappeared only to re-appear a couple of minutes later with some of his team, watched for a while longer & proclaimed, “I didn’t know they could throw over in Ireland” (which gave me a confidence boost)
To date, I believe I am the only player from the UK & Ireland to have ever competed in this tournament. I cannot express how much of an Baseball experience this was, to play on fantastic fields alongside & against some great players, so much so, I am looking at putting together a team to take out there & compete,
Who’s in?

JON CARTER










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Oct 2015 - 2015 Stats



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10/10/2015 - Baseball Ireland Awards - 10/10/2015

Congratulations to the winners of the A League - The Dublin City Hurricanes.

After a superb 18-0 season, the Hurricanes swept the Greystones Mariners in the finals.

The Dublin Spartans defeated B League North winners the Belfast Hornets to claim the overall B League Title.

The winners in full:

A League Champions
Dublin City Hurricanes

A League Pennant Winners
Dublin City Hurricanes

B League Champions
Dublin Spartans

B League North Winners
Belfast Hornets

B League South Winners
Dublin Spartans

B League South Pennant Winners
Dublin City Hurricanes

B League North Pennant Winners
Belfast Hornets

2015 Tommy Bond
Best Pitcher - A League
Stephen Carter (Spartans) & Daniel Woodburne (Mariners)

2015 Andy Leonard
MVP - A League
Stephen Carter (Spartans)

2015 Dirty Jack Doyle
Silver Slugger - A League
Frank Prieto (Hurricanes)

2015 Patsy Donovan
Batting Champion - A League
John Dillon (Spartans)

2015 Tony Mullane
Best Pitcher - B League South
Cormac Eklof (Hurricanes)

2015 Gustavo Hernandez
MVP - B League South
Daniel Huhn (Hurricanes)

2015 Curry Foley
Silver Slugger - B League South
Daniel Huhn (Hurricanes)

2015 Steve O’Neill
Batting Champion - B League South
Mark Calawen Jr. (Spartans)

2015 William Beglane
Best Pitcher - B League North
Jon Carter (Buccaneers) & Colin Woods (Hornets)

2015 Jimmy Walsh
MVP - B League North
Melvin Woods (Northstars)

2015 Jimmy Archer
Silver Slugger - B League North
Terry Rosbotham (Buccaneers)

2015 Fergy Malone
Batting Champion - B League North
Terry Rosbotham

B League Single Season Home Run Record
Mark Smith
8 HR

Congratulations to all the winners.


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August 2015 - Fallon Media

Baseball Ireland And Fallon Media are pleased to announce a partnership to promote Baseball in Ireland

Baseball Ireland have announced that Fallon Media, an independent Irish media company from Co. Wexford, will be their official broadcast partners of the Grand Opening of the Ashbourne International Baseball Centre and of the Ashbourne International Baseball Festival.

Various YouTube videos will be produced including extended highlights programme of upcoming events. Fallon Media will cover the Grand Opening of the new International Baseball Centre in Ashbourne, Co.Meath on August 8-9. This will involves games between Irish Baseball League clubs and a demonstration from the Irish National Women's Fastpitch Softball Team.

Then Fallon Media will film the "Midsummer Classic" International Baseball tournament featuring Ireland, USA, Mexico and Belgium which runs from Aug 19 to August 23. The tournament will be a warm-up for the Irish National Team, who compete in the European Championships next year.

Peter Kavanagh, President of Baseball Ireland said, "We are delighted to be able to partner with a new and vibrant company like Fallon Media. More importantly, David Fallon is a baseball fan, which is unfortunately still rare in Ireland. His combination of skill at his craft and passion for the game made this a no-brainer for us."

David Fallon of Fallon Media is a presenter, on-site producer and cameraman and his work has been shown on TG4, Setanta Sports, IrishTV, Premier Sport (UK) and Fox Africa this year. He set up Fallon Media earlier this year to cater for the growing demand for videography services across sport, family events and web videos.

Email: fallonmedia@yahoo.ie
Web: www.fallonmedia.ie
Twitter: @dfallonmedia


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August 3, 2015 - Nike Baseball Camp

New York, NY – – Irish teenager Paul Carey dreams of one day playing college baseball in America. With some help from The Baseball United Foundation and Nike Baseball Camps, Paul’s dream could become a reality.

Paul, a 17-year old catcher from County Meath, Ireland, will be participating in the Nike Baseball Camp at Mercy College in New York from August 9-13.

Paul’s visit to America is part of the Baseball United Foundation’s “Baseball Exchange Program,” which brings talented international youth baseball players to America, to help them learn the game through advanced instruction from professionals.

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Aug 17th - 19th - Ashbourne Baseball Camp 2015

Learn the skills of the game!
Time: 10am - 1pm
Cost: € 10 per day
Ages: Up to 18 years old



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8th / 9th August - International Baseball Center - Grand Opening

Saturday 8th
11:45 Welcome
12:00 Ashbourne Giants v Sutton Red Sox (Coach Pitch)
13:00 Ashbourne Giants v Tullamore Tigers (Little League)
14:14 Opening Ceremony
15:00 Ashbourne Giants v Belfast Buccaneers
18:00 Softball Game

Sunday 9th
11:00 Opening Ceremony
12:00 Greystones Mariners v Shankill Blacksox (A league)
15:00 Fastpitch Softball National Team Demonstration
16:00 Dublin Hurricanes v Dublin Sparttans (A League)
19:00 Home Run Derby


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11th July 2015 - Ashbourne Field Maintenance Day




We will be holding a Field Maintenance Day for the Ashbourne field on Satuday 11th July. We will be there all day.

We will be erecting the batting cage, painting the container, doing lots of strimming, weeding, etc.

All are welcome if you are not doing anything that day and want to get some honest work in the sunshine!

Please bring any useful tools, strimmers, wheelbarrows, etc if you have anything.

Any help is much appreciated as many hands make light work!

Thanks,

Sean.

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June 2015 - Player Stats - June 2015



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May 2015 - Player Stats - May 2015



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