About Fastpitch Softball in Ireland
Who said dreams can’t become reality?
While watching the 2014 Women’s Fastpitch World Championships in The Netherlands, the idea for Team Ireland was born. This was not an easy adjustment, as Ireland is traditionally a slowpitch country. Four years and several tournaments later, Ireland’s women’s fastpitch team is now currently ranked 9th in Europe and 22nd in the world.
Summer of 2019 saw Ireland host World Number 1 USA in Dublin followed by a record 8th place finish at the European Championships. The U19 women’s team finished 14th in the Junior World Cup in California.
This last summer saw the U19 and U22 women’s teams win a silver and bronze medal in their respective European Championships. Softball Ireland looks forward to seeing what the ladies can do this summer!
And so, the dream continues…
APRIL 2, 2020 – IMMEDIATE RELEASE WBSC Europe Softball Division have announced their decision to amend it’s 2020 tournament schedule. The WBSC Europe Softball Division has confirmend the following: European softball international events for 2020 under Softball Europe have been cancelled except for; European Championships which act as qualifiers for World Cups 2021- the events have now been postponed to September. What does this mean for Fastpitch Ireland?? The amended schedule will see the originally...
'Rocks Travel Ball team are looking for players who are interested in joining a team which will participate in the UK and Netherlands in 2020. The aim of the 'Rocks Travel Ball team is to give Irish based female players an opportunity to play Fastpitch at a higher level. The opportunity will provide a platform for players who want a higher level of softball, improve the skills of current and furture Irish based international players and...
IFPL Day 3 will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 2pm - 6pm in the National Indoor Arena. The league will return to the indoor turf pitches for week 3 and week 4 of the league. The fixtures for week 3 are as follows:Schedule Week 3 (Home team is listed second):14:00 – 14:30 – Practice / Field Set-Up14:30 – 16:00 – Doubleheader A vs C, then C vs A16:00 – 16:30 – Practice...
Eithne Walsh appointed as WNT Operations Manager Fastpitch Ireland are delighted to announce the appointment of Irish international player Eithne Walsh as Operations Manager for the Natioanl Teams. Eithne will report to the Director of Fastpitch and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of National Team operations including, but not limited to programme operations and team logistics (scheduling, programme needs). Eithne will travel tournaments and other programme activities and will assist in the coordination...
2020 National Team Schedule ConfirmedMarch 21/22, 2020 - MNC Hilversum Tournament, Netherlands*May 30/31, 2020 - Achille Challenge, Paris, FranceJune 7 - 13, 2020 - European Championships, ItalyJuly 6 - 12, 2020 - Canada Cup International Softball Tournament, Vancouver*European based players onlyMNC Hilversum Tournament, NetherlandsThe 2020 edition of the tournament will be the third year the programme has traveled to this pre-season tournament which provides us with a with a wonderful opportunity to prepare for the summer...
2020 Women's European Championships entries confirmedWomen's European Championships (June 7 - 13, 2020 - Friuli, Italy)Following on from Ireland's 8th place finish at the 2019 European Championships, Ireland are a seeded team in the 2020 tournament and automatic qualifiers for the "A" European Championships. The top 8 teams from 2019 will be joined by 4 qualifiers from the 2020 preliminary tournament. In total 22 nations have entered the tournament and a full list of entered...
2019/2020 Fastpitch League
Sunday March 1, 2020 League Fixtures
12:15 (15 min warm-up from 12)
Team C (#1) v Team D (#4)
1:40 (warm-up from 1:15, in the outfield)
Team A (#2) v Team B (#3)
February 1, 2020
|Team A||3||v||2||Team C|
|Team C||1||v||0||Team A|
|Team B||2||v||0||Team D|
|Team D||0||v||2||Team B|
League Day 2
|Team A||3||v||2||Team D|
|Team D||1||v||8||Team A|
|Team B||3||v||2||Team C|
|Team C||4||v||3||Team B|
November 10, 2019
|Team A||7||v||7||Team B|
|Team B||0||v||0||Team A|
|Team C||3||v||2||Team D|
|Team D||2||v||3||Team C|