Irish Baseball League

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Irish Baseball League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020 Irish Baseball League season
SportBaseball
Founded1997
PresidentTom Kelley
No. of teams12
CountryIreland
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Mariners Baseball
Most titlesDublin Spartans (12)
Official websitehttp://www.baseballireland.com

The Irish Baseball League (IBL) is the men's league in Ireland. It started play in 1997 and continues to this day.[1] The season runs from March to October and are played on the weekends.[2]

Club sides and fields[edit]

For a list of the teams in the A League, B-1 League, and B-2 League North, see footnote.[3]

The O'Malley Fields at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin, West Dublin are the main home of Irish Baseball and current home field for the Dublin City Hurricanes and the Dublin Spartans. The Greystones Mariners play at Shanganagh Park in Shankill, County Dublin. The Ashbourne Baseball Club plays at the International Baseball Centre in Ashbourne, County Meath. The Belfast Northstars and the Ulster Buccaneers currently play at Hydebank. Comets play out of the Peace Link in Clones, Co. Monaghan. The Cork City Cosmos play at the Cork Showgrounds, in Cork, County Cork

For the 2020 season the following teams are participating at the associated venues:

Team Location Stadium Titles
Belfast Northstars Belfast Hydebank Playing Fields 1
Belfast Buccaneers Belfast Hydebank Playing Fields -
Clones Comets Clones The Peace Link -
Cork City Cosmos Cork Cork Showgrounds -
Dublin City Hurricanes Dublin (Clondalkin) Corkagh Park 7
Dublin Spartans Dublin (Clondalkin) Corkagh Park 12
Mariners Baseball Shankill Shanganagh Park 1
Ashbourne Baseball Club (Giants A, Giants U21, Stags) Ashbourne International Baseball Centre -
A Division B Division N B Division S
Ashbourne Giants Ashbourne Giants U21 Ashbourne Stags
Belfast Northstars Belfast Buccaneers Cork Cosmos
Dublin City Hurricanes Clones Comets Dublin Spartans
Dublin Spartans Dublin City Hurricanes Mariners Baseball
Mariners Baseball - -

Irish A League history[edit]

Irish League Champions (1997–present)
  • 2020 - Mariners Baseball
  • 2019 - Dublin City Hurricanes
  • 2018 - Dublin City Hurricanes
  • 2017 – Dublin City Hurricanes
  • 2016 – Dublin City Hurricanes
  • 2015 – Dublin City Hurricanes
  • 2014 – Mariners Baseball
  • 2013 – Spartans
  • 2012 – Spartans
  • 2011 – Spartans
  • 2010 – Spartans
  • 2009 – Spartans
  • 2008 – Spartans
  • 2007 – Spartans
  • 2006 – Spartans
  • 2005 – Dublin City Hurricanes
  • 2004 – Spartans
  • 2003 – Dublin City Hurricanes
  • 2002 – Spartans
  • 2001 – Panthers
  • 2000 – Spartans
  • 1999 – Spartans
  • 1998 – Panthers
  • 1997 - Panthers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mendlowitz, Andy (5 November 2016). Ireland's Professional Amateurs: A Sports Season at Its Purest. iUniverse. ISBN 9780595456840 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ McGeady, Andrew. "Take me out to the ballpark: how to follow baseball in Ireland".
  3. ^ Go to the Baseball Ireland official website (retrieved 12 March 2017) and click on "Fixtures & Results" and then "League Tables".

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