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Baseball Ireland - Facilities

National Baseball Facility (The Fields of Dreams)



Much
of the interest generated in Baseball over
the past few years can be attributed to the
dream of a generous sponsor and the development
of a purpose-built Baseball facility in Clondalkin,
West Dublin.



Irish-American Peter O'Malley, former owner
and President of the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball
organisation, first met with the Irish Baseball
& Softball Association in 1994. Having
already developed baseball fields in the Dominican
Republic, Nicaragua and China, O'Malley pledged
$140,000 to the building of an Irish Baseball
facility.



Building on the site began in June of 1997
and both fields were officially opened for
play on July 4th, 1998. The facility incorporates
a regulation sized adult field and an international
standard Little League field. The fields are
located in Corkagh Demesne Park in Clondalkin,
West Dublin.



The fields are the centrepiece of Baseball
activity in Ireland and play host to regular
season league games for adult and youth teams
as well as international fixtures.



With the addition of this purpose built national
Baseball facility the total number of youth
and adult baseball teams and the profile of
the sport is expected to grow significantly
over the coming years.





HOW
TO GET THERE


Directions
to Corkagh Park from Dublin City Centre.


Take
the N7 (Naas Road) West. Make a right turn
at Newlands Cross Intersection - there is
a Bewley's Hotel on the right hand side. Go
through two intersections with traffic lights
and make the first left hand turn AFTER a
pedestrian crosswalk that has a small set
of lights. Follow that road (St Johns Road)
to the right and it will lead you straight
to the entrance of Corkagh Demesne Park.


Follow
the signs to the car park. After parking,
to the right of the car park, there is a MAP
of the park and where the baseball diamonds
are located. Follow the footpath into the
park. When you come to a fork in the road,
go to the right. Walk for about 5 minutes
and the fields will be located to the right
past a row of trees. If all else fails, ask
someone in the park and they will undoubtedly
know where the baseball fields are.


Check out the Dublin Bus website for information on how to get there by bus.



Click
the Map to see a larger aerial view of how
to get there.