Baseball Ireland

This is the Eirball Index Page to All-Time Results and Standings of the Irish Baseball League and other Baseball Leagues in Ireland such as the WW2 League among US and Canadian Soldiers stationed in Northern Ireland for the duration of the War.

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In mid-1990s a few Leinster Softball players wanted something more competitive and atarted the first Irish Baseball League in 1997. With funding from the Irish-American owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team, a puropse-built Baseball Diamond was made in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, including a Little League field, and the League has been in existence since, celebrating its 25th anniverary in 2021.

Irish Baseball League

Irish Baseball League 1997-2005; Baseball Ireland A-League and B-League 2006-Present

Irish Baseball League (Standings)

Baseball Ireland A-League 2006-2020

Irish Baseball League 1997-2005

Baseball Ireland B-League 2006-2020

Irish Baseball League Results

Baseball Ireland A-League Seasons:

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016  2015  2014 2013 2012 2011  2010  2009 2008 2007  2006   

Irish Baseball & Softball Federation – Irish Baseball League (Seasons):

2005 2004 2003 2002  2001  2000 1999  1998 1997  

Baseball Ireland B-League Seasons:

2021 2020 2019 2018  2017 2016 2015 

2014  2013 2012 2011  2010 2009 2008 2007  2006 

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Irish Baseball League Preseason

Baseball Ireland Machine Cage League 80mph

Baseball Ireland Machine Cage League 60mph

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Cadet Baseball Leagues

Baseball has been played in Ireland since the first visiting American Major League teams in the 1870s, and the first Leagues in Ireland were played by American and Canadian Baseball playersstationed in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. In the 1960s the Youth first teams in Ireland were formed in Dublin and Waterford, and the Irish Baseball Association was formed by these teams. In 1982 the first Dublin Softball League (Softball is a recreational version of Baseball) season was played (the League is still in existence as the Leinster Softball League) 1988 the Donegal Baseball and Softball Association played a Youth Baseball season

Northern Ireland Baseball Championship

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.

Irish Baseball Leagues 1942-1988

WW2 US Armed Forces Leagues 1942-1943; Cadet Baseball Leagues 1961-1988.

Cadet Baseball Leagues Finals

Irish Baseball Association | Championship 1961-1966

Cadet Baseball Leagues Results

Donegal Baseball & Softball Asociation (Seasons): 1988

Tuam (Galway) Cadet Baseball (Seasons): 1970

Irish Baseball Association (Seasons): 1961

Northern Ireland Baseball League 1942-1943

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

Baseball Ireland Teams

The first Irish Baseball League season took place in 1997 with four teams. The following year it was decided to start fresh with all-new teams and an all-players draft. The Hurricanes and Spartans, now Dublin City Hurricanes and Dublin Spartans were among those teams and are still (as of 2021) in the Baseball Ireland A-League.

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Baseball Ireland Teams

Irish Baseball & Softball Federation 1997-2005; Baseball Ireland 2006-Present

(*) Teams still in existence marked with an asterisk

First Four IBL Teams 1997

Chiefs 1997

Colts 1997

Dodgers 1997

Dukes 1997

Dublin IBL Teams 1998-2006

Panthers 1998-2005

Blue Devils 2001-2004

Trojans 2004-2005

Giants 2005

Dublin IBL / Baseball Ireland Teams 1998-Present

Dublin City Hurricanes 1998-2020 (*)

Dublin Spartans 1998-2020 (*)

Dublin Black Sox 2001-2017

Twins 2006-2007

Belfast IBL / Baseball Ireland Teams 1997-Present

Belfast NorthStars 1997-2020 (*)

Belfast Wolves 2004-2006

International IBL / Baseball Ireland Teams 1999-2014

DiMaggios 1999

Tigers 2003-2004

Dublin City Indios 2008

Dublin Tigers 2014

Leinster Provincial Teams 2002-2020

Greystones Mariners 2002-2020

Munster Teams 2008-2020

Cork Druids 2008

Munster Warriors 2009-2013

West Clare Dolphins 2010-2016

Ulster Provincial Teams 2010-2020

Cavan Comets 2010-2020

Baseball Ireland Awards & Records

Baseball Ireland honours outstanding achievements in the Irish Baseball League.

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Irish Baseball League Awards & Records

Irish Baseball League Awards; IBL Timeline

Baseball Ireland Irish Baseball League Awards (Seasons):

2018

Timelines

Irish Baseball League Expansion 1961-present

Baseball Ireland International Tournaments

The Dublin, Ulster and Ashbourne International Baseball Tournaments have been a highlight of the Baseball Ireland Calendar since 2002.

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Baseball Ireland International Tournaments

Dublin International Baseball Tournament; Rota Series, The Gathering; Ashbourne International Baseball Festival; Ulst

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:

2015

Confederation of European Baseball

Ireland’s first foray into the European Baseball Championships occured in 1996, and with the National Team, and Juniors have been competing on a Regular basis in Europe since. In addition Irish Baseball League Champions have represented Ireland in European Competitions.

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Confederation of European Baseball

CEB European Championships; CEB European Junior Championships

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

Irish Baseball Tours of North America

From 2001 when Ireland’s National Baseball Team made its first Tour to New England, to the Buccaneers competing in the Men’s Senior Baseball League World Series, Irish Baseball teams have been making regular journeys across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Amateur Baseball World Series

Irish teams have been competing in the Men’s Senior Baseball League Amateur World Series in Arizona since the 2010s. Ulster Buccaneers were the first, a team gathered together from Senior players in both Ireland and Britain, they have been competing in the MSBL Amateur World Series featuring teams from all over USA and Canada.

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Men’s Senior Baseball League

MSBL Amateur World Series

Men’s Senior Baseball League  Amateur World Series (35+ / 40+ Age Group):

2019 2017 

American Baseball In Ireland

Beginning in 1874 when Major League Baseball teams toured Ireland and Britain to the games played by US Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen during World Wars I and II and the Cold War, to Baseball re-enactments there has been a long history of American and Canadian Baseball Teams visiting Ireland

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Visiting USA 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

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.

World War II Baseball in Northern Ireland

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.

Re-enactments

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.

Visiting US and Canadian Baseball Teams

Major League Baseball Tours; US Sailors and Soldiers WWI; Northern Ireland Baseball League WWII; Re-enactments

Major League Baseball in Ireland

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

US Teams Visiting Ireland

US teams Visiting Ireland (Years):

Baseball Internationals in Ireland – America v Canada 1917

International Baseball in Ireland – USS Trippe 7 USS Melville 6 – 1917

WWII Baseball in Northern 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

Baseball Re-Enactments

Re-enactments

Baseball Amateur World Series (1903) Re-enactment 2003

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