Well, it’s 30 days until St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we decided to kick off a new feature called, “30 Days of Irish Baseball.” Every day until March 17, we will be highlighting a different person, place, or event in Irish Baseball! We think it’s a great way to catch everyone up to speed on what baseball in Ireland is all about.

The Origins of the Irish National Baseball Team (Day 1 of 30)

Not many people realize that Ireland’s National Baseball Team has been around since 1996. The story of how the team got started is a great one – the whole existence of Baseball Ireland was built off of a co-ed softball game, a bumpersticker, and the hard work of a small group of volunteers. Check out the video clip below. The clip is from the documentary about Irish baseball, “The Emerald Diamond.” And don’t forget to Like our Support Irish Baseball Facebook Page!