The Irish Junior National Baseball Team

The Irish Junior National Baseball Team roster includes players from County Meath and County Wicklow in Ireland, as well as players from New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, and New Hampshire. All players are Irish citizens. The team will be competing in the 2017 18U European Championship Qualifiers in Zurich, Switzerland this summer. The tournament takes place the week of July 10-15.

Player Profile: Gearoid Kennedy

Gearoid Kennedy is a C/OF from Yonkers, NY. He plays for Regis High School in New York City, NY.

IRISH CITIZENSHIP: Gearoid’s father, Mike Kennedy, is from Toomevara, Tipperary and his mother, Una Rice, is from Bulgaden, Limerick.

FAST FACTS: Gearoid plays Gaelic football and hurling… His favorite GAA sport to play and watch is hurling… His favorite hurler is Paidi Maher and his favorite team is Tipperary… Gearoid’s favorite MLB team is the New York Yankees and his favorite player is Gary Sandchez… Gearoid last visited his cousins in Templemore, Tipperary, Douglas, Cork, and Hospital, Limerick in September 2016.

MAKE A DONATION: The Irish Junior National Team is raising money for their trip to the European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland. A donation of $10 or more is greatly appreciated! Donations are processed by The Baseball United Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization based in New York. Donations are tax-deductible.