About Softball Ireland

What is Softball Ireland?

Softball Ireland is both the representative organisation for players and the administrative authority of the sport in Ireland.  It is a member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation and the European Softball Federation.

We are a ‘not for profit’ organisation and have no paid employees and rely on volunteers from our membership for the management and administration of softball in Ireland.   Softball Ireland is managed by a Board that includes an executive branch consisting of a president, secretary and treasurer.  Where necessary we outsource for the delivery of certain services.  

There are approximately 800 softball players in Ireland playing in approximately 40 teams.  The majority of these teams are located in the Greater Dublin area, with the remaining teams playing in locations such as Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

The Co-Ed Slow Pitch National Team representing Ireland.
The Co-Ed Slow Pitch National Team representing Ireland.

Who are Softball Ireland?

Softball Ireland, formed in 1989, was set up to promote the game of softball and provide a structure through which events and competitions could be organised. The Softball Ireland Board is made up of volunteers from the membership, voted in at the Annual General Meeting for two-year terms (one-year for ordinary members).

You can find out more information on the Board by visiting the ‘Softball Ireland Board’ section of the website.

Belfast Softball Club at the Softball Ireland National Club Championship in 2019.
Belfast Softball Club at the Softball Ireland National Club Championship in 2019.

How do I find out more about Softball?

A detailed verbal or written explanation on how to play softball is difficult to grasp. Therefore, Softball Ireland recommends that you watch a game being played to obtain a better feel and understanding for it. If you are watching a ‘friendly’ game, ask if you can join in.

You can find out more information on the game by visiting the ‘What is Softball?’ section of the website.

Julie Trundle representing Ireland.
Julie Trundle representing Ireland.

How do I make contact with teams?

More information on where softball teams are located is included in the ‘Find a Softball Club’ section of the website.

If you wish to join a team, please complete the contact form below.

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