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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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March 2015 - 2015 Major League Baseball

The 2015 Major League Baseball season is almost upon us, with defending champions the San Francisco Giants opening the season at home against the Rockies without star third baseman Pablo Sandoval. The Boston Red Sox, having added the Kung Fu Panda and Hanley Ramirez have quickly become the online betting firms' favourites to rebound from worst to first and lift the World Series trophy in October.

Who will win it all? Be sure to watch the season with friends and enjoy it, wherever you are!


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Sat 21st Feb - Baseball Ireland AGM

The Baseball Ireland AGM for the 2015 season will take place at:

Date: Saturday 21st February
Time: 12 noon
Location: The Generator Hostel, Smithfield Dublin 7

Nominations and motions are now open. Please send any nominations for positions on the committee or any motions for discussion at the meeting to Sean Mitchell on sean.mitchell02@gmail,com. The cutoff date for receipt is
1 week prior to the AGM. Nominations need to also have a seconder.

The following positions are open on the committee for nominations:

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


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January 2015 - Winter Training 2015

Ashbourne Baseball Club and the Dublin Spartans will be running Winter Training in Donaghmore GAA, Ashbourne every Saturday at 5pm to 7pm starting January 10th.

These sessions are open to everyone aged 13 and over.
Beginners and members from other clubs are welcome.

Equipment such as balls, bats and gloves will be provided.
The venue is indoor so please do not wear studs/spikes.

Cost: € 10 for adults and € 5 for under 16s.

Dates:
Sat 10th Jan
Sat 17th Jan
Sat 24th Jan
Sat 31st Jan
Sat 7th Feb
Sat 14th Feb
Sat 21st Feb
Sat 28th Feb
Sat 7th March


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3/10/14 - Mariners Claim A League Title

Pegged by many as the underdogs before the final, the Greystones Mariners pulled off a huge upset as they became the first team all year to beat the Dublin City Hurricanes, ending their long wait for a championship.
The Wicklow club saw off the defending champions, the Dublin Spartans, in their semi-final and took on the heavily-fancied Hurricanes in a best-of-three series in Corkagh Park. Ireland pitcher Daniel Woodburne held the Hurricanes offense in check in game one, limiting them to just one run as the Mariners scored three times to come from behind.
Buoyed by their first-game performance, and anchored by terrific defense from Tommy Hernandez, Gareth Donnelly and Jack Fairbairn, the Mariners got behind pitcher Jaime Cuevas early and raced to an 8-1 lead in game two. Enrique Verea was among the big hitters, as everything came together for the Greystones 9. Despite a late rally from the Hurricanes, Cuevas dug deep and got himself an 8-4 win and a title at last for the oldest baseball club in Ireland.


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3/10/14 - Hurricanes - B Champs Again!

In the B League Championship, the pennant winning Hurricanes managed to go one better than their A League colleagues and win the championship, their second in succession and fourth B League title overall.
Veteran Cormac Eklof tossed a gem in game one as he held the Belfast Northstars, who came off a slugfest victory over Cavan in the semi-final, to just one run as the Canes bats exploded into life early. Game one went by in a heartbeat, 13-1 to the Canes.
Venezuelan pitcher José Martinez took the hill for game two and was just as dominant as his teammate, giving up just one unearned run in a solid performance. With the game moving inexorably toward a conclusion, Eklof was sent back to the mound to see the game out. This he did, escaping a bases-loaded jam to seal a 14-1 victory and his first B Championship, to add to his A League accolades.


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September 2014 - B League Final

The B League Finals is a rematch of last season with the Belfast North
Stars taking on the Dublin Hurricanes on Sunday September 28th in Corkagh Park.
First game at 11:30 with the second game following shortly after.


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September 2014 - A League Final

A League Finals - Saturday September 20th, Corkagh Park

For the first time in 9 years, the Irish Baseball League will have a new champion. The undefeated Dublin Hurricanes take on the Greystones Mariners in Ireland's Fall Classic.

The action starts at 11.30am and we encourage all fans of baseball to come along!


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October 2014 - Baseball Ireland Awards Night 2014

The 2014 Baseball Ireland Awards Night will take place Saturday October 11th in the Generator Hostel in Smithfield. Start time is 8pm. See you all there!


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25th August 2014 - Movie Competition!

Want to win 2 tickets to a gala screening of Disneys new baseball movie "Million Dollar Arm" in Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1 on Wednesday August 27th at 7.30p.m. ?

Based on a true story, MILLION DOLLAR ARM is an inspirational and uplifting journey packed with funny moments which celebrates teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family. With business failing, struggling US sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) travels to India in a last ditch effort to save his career by finding a young cricketer to turn into a major baseball star. With the help of a cantankerous retired talent scout (Alan Arkin) JB sets up a national contest called “The Million Dollar Arm” and discovers Rinku (played by Life of Pi's Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Slumdog Millionaire’s Madhur Mittal), two 18-year-old boys who have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to make a quick buck he brings them to LA to train, however the boys, who have never left their rural villages before, struggle as they try to adjust to their new life and cope with the pressure being heaped on them. His livelihood on the line and relationship with the boys at stake, with the help of his friend Brenda (Lake Bell) JB realizes that family and friendships are more important than sealing the deal.

Find us on Facebook for information about how to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baseball-Ireland/123146674396805


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20th August 2014 - Statement by Baseball Ireland President

Dear Members,
It is with regret that I announce that the Dublin Tigers Baseball Club, in the midst of their début season, have decided that they cannot continue to field a team in the Irish Baseball League. The National Executive Committee have offered to work with the Tigers to help them fulfil their remaining fixtures, but to no avail.
While the rules of the Irish Baseball League would normally prohibit players moving clubs after August 1st, and the same rules do not currently legislate for clubs withdrawing from the League, the National Executive Committee have decided it would be unfair to punish those members of the Dublin Tigers who want to continue playing baseball because their team's management have decided to withdraw from competition. As such, all members of the Dublin Tigers Baseball Club are encouraged to contact Baseball Ireland, who will contact other baseball teams in the League and help them to move to teams who need players.
We all want to create a stronger league and a better standard of baseball. The National Executive Committee will work to ensure this regrettable occurrence does not happen again.

Yours in sport,

Peter Kavanagh
President
Baseball Ireland


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31/07/2014 - WOODBURNE GEM SEES IRELAND INTO SEMI-FINALS

Ireland capped off a two-game day with a second victory in their rearranged fixture with Hungary this evening. Daniel "Woody" Woodburne was given the ball and pitched a complete game to net a 6-2 victory.

Jimmy Pita (2-4, 2R), Mike Ferrato (2-3 2B, HR, RBI, 2R) and Nat Anglin (3-4, 2 RBI) did the damage with the bat, while three defensive errors were costly for the Hungarians. Ireland advance to play hosts Slovenia on Friday evening.

Winning Pitcher: Daniel Woodburne (9.0 IP 11 Hits 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 10 K)
Losing Pitcher: Varkonyi Attila (6.2 IP 7 Hits 4 R 3 ER 5 BB 0 K)

Notes: Rookie Joe Cunningham made the final play, throwing home to catch Hungarian baserunner Goor Czaba at the plate.

Pinch runner Frank Geoghegan was picked off at third base, the first Irish baserunner to be picked off or caught stealing in the tournament.

Box score and play-by-play available here


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31/07/2014 - Ireland Rock Romania to Remain Undefeated

Ireland remained undefeated in their European C Pool Championship campaign with a standout win over Romania in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Jaime Cuevas had a complete game victory, and was buoyed by 15 runs of support.
Nat Anglin, fresh from a pitching victory two days ago, was dominant at the plate (3-4, 2B, HR, 7RBI, BB, R), mashing a grand slam in the first inning, an inning that saw Ireland score eleven runs in total.
Winning Pitcher: Jaime Cuevas (9.0 IP 13 Hits 6 R 4 ER 1 BB 6 K)
Losing Pitcher: Klaus Nikolic (0.1 IP 6 Hits 9 R 9 ER 3 BB 0 K)
Notes: Ireland were 8-15 with runners in scoring position and 3-5 with the bases loaded in the game.
Irish baseball league player Andrei Apostoaei (Dublin Spartans) played against his country of residence. The pitcher/outfielder/first baseman threw 2.1 innings of relief and went 2-4 at the plate with a steal of home.

Box score available here.


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29/07/14 - Ireland Dominate in Euro Championships Opener

Ireland took the opening game of their European C Pool Championship campaign with a dominant performance against Norway in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Nat Anglin threw six strong innings, scattering two hits and shutting out his opponents, while Daniel Woodburne capped the performance with an inning of relief for just one run.

At the plate, Ireland were led by the impeccable form of Michael-Anthony Ferrato (3-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 5 R), whose two-run dinger was a batting highlight. Nat Anglin helped his own cause with an RBI double, and Tommy Hernandez (2-4, 2 RBI, BB) drove in the killer run in the seventh to win it 11-1.

Winning Pitcher: Nat Anglin (6.0 IP 2 Hits 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 8 K)
Losing Pitcher: Emil Fjellvang (3.2 IP 6 Hits 9 R 6 ER 6 BB 3 K)

Notes: Brendan Power (1-3, RBI) and Joe Cunningham (1-1) made their senior international debuts.



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July 2014 - Dublin Tournament

We have top quality youth and adult baseball in Corkagh this weekend! Come down and see the Irish National Team and the future of Irish baseball!

Dublin Tournament in Corkagh Park Clondalkin.

Saturday 19th on LL field
11.00 T-ball Ashbourne Giants v Sutton Red Rox
12.00 Little League Ashbourne Giants, Tullemore Tigers and Sutton Red Rox.
On Adult field
11.00 PD Baseball v Rota Blue Devils
14.30 Rota Blue Devils v Ireland

Sunday 20th on Adult field
11.00 Rota Blue Devils v Presidents Nine
14.00 Rota Blue Devils v Ireland
17.00 The Boys of Summer v The Young Ones ( Will Beglane 50th birthday game)

Baseball Summer Camp
Then starting Monday 21st and running to Thursday 24th Baseball Camp will be on in Corkagh Park from 11am-2 pm each day €10 per day and open to little league and cadets.


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June 2014 - League Stats

The current Baseball Ireland 2014 league stats are available here to view: Download

The remainder of the stats are still being compiled and will be online as soon as possible


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May 2014 - Youth League Update


TeamGames WLDPoints
Jays  1091037
Giants1063129
Mariners 1257023
Tigers12151016


May 10th

Mariners 13 Tigers 10
Mariners 8 Tigers 7

May 17/18

Jays 8 Tigers 0
Jays 7 Tigers 0

Giants 11 Mariners 3
Giants 12 Mariners 3


June 14th

Giants 9 Tigers 8
Giants 7 Tigers 6

Jays 6 Mariners 1
Jays 6 Mariners 1


Playoffs (June 21st)

Mariners at Giants (11am)
Tigers at Jays (12:30 pm)

Finals at 2:15 PM


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25th Arpil 2014 - League Preview

The Spartans have a chance to leapfrog the Hurricanes and take second place in the A League with three games in hand in Corkagh Park this Sunday. Standing in their way are the table-topping Tigers, looking to bounce back and create some breathing room at the summit.

In the B League, the 2-0 Hurricanes take on the 1-2 Giants. Will the Canes' streak continue, or will the Giants take top spot in the early going?

It's all happening at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, this Sunday from noon.


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5th June 2014 - Table Quiz




Baseball Ireland will be running a table quiz in aid of the National Team on Thursday 5th of June.
Location: Bradys Pub, Shankill
Teams of 4 @ €40 per team

Location:
http://www.johnbradygroup.ie/index.php/bradys-of-shankill/





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April 2014 - European Championships Qualifier C Pool Schedule







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12th April 2014 - Announcement from Baseball Ireland


It is with great sadness that Baseball Ireland has learned of the death of Richard Murray, former Youth Baseball Coordinator and longtime member of the Cavan Comets Baseball Club. Richard also built his own diamond for a Little League blitz, a move that brought happiness to many throughout the country. Richard was a big Boston fan, a keen collector of baseball cards and a dear friend to many in the Irish baseball community. The thoughts of everyone involved in baseball in Ireland are with his wife Diana and his family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


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April 2nd 2014 - Irish National Team Announced

Irish National Team Manager Sean Mitchell has announced the 2014 squad that will be traveling to represent Ireland at the European Championships Qualifiers (C Pool) taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Nat Anglin
Dan Barry
Jamie Cuevas
Tom Enright
Jack Farrell
Leo Farrell
Michael-Anthony Ferrato
Alan Fox
Frank Geoghegan
Tommy Hernandez
Brendan Hourihan
Pete Molloy
T.J. O'Leary
Jimmy Pita
Brendan Power
Sal Rizo
Mark Treacy
Daniel Woodburne

In addition he has named a number of players that will not be traveling but will take part in all other National Team events:

Paul Carey
Paul Coombes
Jack Fairbairn
Alex Holloway
Darran O'Connor
Forrest Pierce
Brendan Scott


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March 2014 - Baseball Ireland Poker Tournament

Baseball Ireland are holding a Texas Holdem Tournament on Saturday 29th of March 2014.
You can pre-register below to avail of 20% extra chips!





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