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MLB Umpire Larry Young Visits Ireland!

MLB umpire supervisor Larry Young spent this past weekend in Ireland, training aspiring Irish umpires. The clinics were part of the Baseball United Foundation‘s ongoing Baseball Exchange initiative with Baseball Ireland. Young, who spent 22 seasons as an MLB umpire worked with the Irish umpires in the classroom and in a simulated game setting in a GAA hall in Ashbourne, County Meath. Over the course of two days, over 25 umpires were trained. Here’s Larry with Baseball Ireland’s head umpire Glen Poor at the conclusion of the two-day...

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Former Irish Junior National Team Centerfielder Will Play for Springfield College!

Last summer, Conor Santoianni roamed the outfield for the 18U Irish Junior National Baseball Team. During Ireland’s historic gold medal run, Santoianni played centerfield and batted at or near the top of the lineup in all five games. Like all of his teammates on Team Ireland, Conor is extremely proud of his Irish heritage. Conor’s maternal grandfather, John Power, was born in Garryduff, County Wexford. This spring, Conor will be playing for the Springfield College Pride in Massachusetts! Congratulations to Conor and his family and good...

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Irish Junior National Team Is Headed to 18U European Baseball Championship in Italy!

2017 was a big year for Irish Baseball and 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger! The Confederation of European Baseball has announced that the 2018 European Championships in the 18U Junior Division will take place in Grosseto, Italy from July 9 – 15. Team Ireland will face-off against European baseball powerhouses including The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Great Britain.  You read that right — Ireland vs. Great Britain. On the baseball diamond! A Brief History of the Irish Junior National Baseball Team Last year, Ireland won the European B-Pool Qualifying Tournament in Zurich, Switzerland. The Irish won...

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Irish Junior National Team Pitcher Mark Neville Signs With Marist College!

It was a good week for Irish Baseball! On November 8, 2017, Irish Junior National Team pitcher Mark Neville signed a National Letter of Intent with Marist College. Marist College, located on the banks of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY, was founded in 1905. The baseball team competes in the MAAC conference (Division-I). A Key Member of the Irish Junior National Team’s Gold Medal Run Mark was a key member of the 18U Irish Junior National Baseball Team’s historic gold medal run at the 2017 European B-Pool Championship Tournament in Zurich, Switzerland. He appeared in four three games, throwing...

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