IWD: Leadership in Sport – Softball Leinster

For International Women’s Day 2022, Softball Ireland wish to highlight the female leaders in our sport who continiously help us govern, grow and develop softball in Ireland

Gillian Sinnamon

This is my first year on the Softball Leinster Committee, although I was on the Softball Ireland Committee a few years ago (Ok quite a few years). I started playing softball through an ex-boyfriend, his team were short a girl so I filled in and I’m still playing over 25 years later.

I’ve only played for 2 teams, 24 years with Beachers and a couple of seasons ago I joined the Titans.

During the day, I’m the accounts payable executive for Oxendales Ireland, which I love, no two days are the same.

Over the years I met some amazing people and made so many great friends through Softball, its my little escape on a Wednesday evening.

I’ve volunteered my time to the committee because after all these years I think its time to give back to the sport I love that has given me so much over the years. My ultimate goal on the committee is to help grow the sport and make it more visible.

Lisa Brady

Lisa Brady – Finance Business Partner
Playing Softball for Usual Suspects since 2017.

Am an absolute Softball Nut love it so much. It’s a sport that’s so inclusive easy going and there is such a wonderful collection of people in it.

I joined the Committee to try and give something back to a sport that has given me so much. Every little helps as they say. Want to inject some fun and development into the Sport and I can’t understand why everyone doesn’t play it

Heather Foust – Usual Suspects

I started playing softball at age 10 back home in Texas and joined softball in Ireland in 2019 playing with the Suspects.

To pay the bills, I am a Manager in the Financial Services Advisory department at Grant Thornton. My main focus is internal audit and AML so you could say I’d be fit to ensure the accounts at SL are appropriately managed. Over the last couple of years I’ve met and made lots of friends through softball and built a real family with the Suspects.

I truly enjoy playing the game and have always wanted to help build the sport across the country. It’s great to be part of something bigger and hope that by being a member of the committee I can assist in achieving great things. Impatiently waiting for a full season!