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Women’s Open Day & Women’s League Season Details Confirmed

Fastpitch Ireland have announced that the expanded Women’s 2022 season will feature three multi-game days of play for Women’s Teams before moving to the National Indoor Arena during the winter months. Details on dates and times for the Men’s League will follow shortly.

Fastpitch Ireland announces that, in partnership with Fingal County Council, the Women’s Fastpitch League will be hosted in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin (http://fastpitchsoftball.ie/st-catherines-park/), at our temporary dedicated Fastpitch field pending the development of the permanent softball diamond and Women’s Fastpitch Softball Centre of Excellence in 2023. Moving forward, St. Catherine’s Park will be the HQ for Fastpitch Softball and youth development in Ireland. Directions on how to get to the park, where to park your car, and the nearest public transport is attached and available on our website.

An open / introduction to Fastpitch Softball day will be held this Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 12pm to 3pm in St. Catherine’s Park. Over the course of the afternoon, we will be explaining / reviewing the slight difference in rules between Fastpitch and Slowpitch, give you an opportunity to practice and to hit off a pitching machine. You will also have an opportunity to meet your teammates for the season and assigned team coaches.

The session will be run by the Women’s National Team coaching staff and all equipment will be provided on the day.


In the coming days, teams will be formed by the club based on players experience in the hope of creating a balanced league. Once the teams are set this season, we would intend that teams remain unchanged moving forward within the overall club. Of course, we understand that people wish to play with their friends and would ask that if there is anybody in particular you wish to play with, that you let us know in the coming days.

Once selected, each team will be allocated a coach/manager to run the teams and help you through the season, players will receive their team uniform tops whilst other equipment such as bats, helmets etc will be available at training and games.

It would be envisioned that all Dublin based teams will continue to practice at the same time over the course of the season to ensure healthy numbers.

If you have any questions in advance of the open session or the league dates, please do not hesitate to let us know.


Google Maps – https://goo.gl/maps/bqf7UQJRDZAWsbtC7

Driving –

If you are driving to the fields, you should park your car in the “St. Catherine’s Park Overflow Carpark” (https://goo.gl/maps/NH1RzAJioZkdG7mM9) and the field is a 2 minute walk from there. You should enter the park through the gate located on the Lucan to Clonee Road. Once in the park follow the main road and continue past the BMX track on your left and the playground/car park o on your right to the overflow and then follow the road for a further 400m to you reach the overflow carpark. You will then see a gate with a sign “Urban Market”, go through the gate and walk past the market at which point you will see the temporary field.

Public Transport – If travelling by bus from the City Centre you should take either the No. 52, C3, C5 or L54 to Leixlip. You should dismount the bus on Main Street (https://goo.gl/maps/uCQDrjJkrvzxVgf1A) and follow signs for Leixlip Fire Station and then St. Catherine’s Park (The Black Avenue). Following this route will bring you to St. Catherine’s Park and the fields. It is approximately a 17 minute walk from the bus stop to the fields.

National Fastpitch League 2019 Teams A & B

IFPL Week 3 Update

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-Up
14:30 – 16:00 – Doubleheader A vs C, then C vs A
16:00 – 16:30 – Practice – Teams B & D
16:30 – 18:00 – Doubleheader B vs D, then D vs B

If you are now not able to attend, we would ask that you contact your designated team contacts below so we can ensure that there are full teams available.

If you have any new Players who may be interested, please let us know, they are more than welcome to come along.

Team A & Team C: Eithne Walsh (eithnewalsh14@gmail.com)
Team B & Team D: Caitlyne De Lange (caitlynedelange9@gmail.com)

A reminder for your diary: Week 4 of the league is March 1, 2020.

National Fastpitch League 2019 Teams C & D

Ireland Catches Fastpitch Fever

The 2019 inaugural Fastpitch League successfully began on Sunday November 10, 2019 in the National Indoor arena in Abbotstown. The recently opened indoor artificial turf arena was the perfect venue as the four teams played double headers to launch the league.

Speaking on the launch, Director of Fastpitch Melanie Cunningham said “ This is another big step in the introduction of Softball to Ireland with the league been the ultimate goal when the sport launched in 2015”.

“I would like to thank all the Players who signed up and are taking part today to help us realise our dream. I would also like to especially thank the volunteers who have made this possible, Brian Connolly and Eithne Walsh who are on the league Committee, our WNT management team Martin De Lange and Andrew O’Hanlon and of course our WNT Players CaitlyneMaeve Og and Sinéad.” Added Cunningham.

We will be providing details of some Fastpitch Coaching in advance of the next Tournament day on December 15, 2019.

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Inaugural Fastpitch League Announced

Inaugural National Fastpitch League Launched

Inaugural Irish National Fastpitch League to Launch on November 10, 2019

Fastpitch Ireland has confirmed the inaugural Irish National Fastpitch League will launch on November 10, 2019 in the new indoor arena in Sports Campus Ireland.

(Playing Field: https://www.sportirelandcampus.ie/national-indoor-arena-cov…)
The League, which will be run by Fastpitch Ireland, will be co-ed in its inaugural year with a minimum of five (5) Women per team and will run from November 2019 to March 2020.

Speaking on the launch of the league, Director of Fastpitch in Ireland, Melanie Cunningham said “The launch of the league is a very exciting opportunity for players, especially women, of all abilities from any bat and ball sport to experience a new discipline of softball in Ireland.”

Cunningham added “This league is the next phase in the development of Fastpitch Softball in Ireland, providing a domestic opportunity to play Fastpitch Softball regularly. The league has been deliberately scheduled to run in the Slowpitch off-season to give players of all ages the opportunity to play both disciplines of the game and creates the potential to play Softball all year round.”

About The League
The League will run over four 1/2 day tournaments with players allocated to teams in advance of November 10, 2019. All games will be played on a full size indoor artificial turf diamond using indoor rubber softballs.

Fastpitch Ireland will provide bats, helmets and balls with some gloves available for those new to the sport.

The cost of participating in the league is €20 for the first league day (which includes a jersey) and €10 per league day after that, alternatively a player can pay a discounted €45 at the first league day.

Softball Skills Coaching will also be available on league days for players seeking to work on the basics or improve their skills. Fastpitch Ireland will also arrange skills days in-between league days for those interested.

All Stars Team
At the end of the league season, an “All Star” team will be selected to participate in the GBFL, which is a three weekend tournament in the UK. There will be some criteria around the selection of this team.

If you are interested in participating in the inaugural Irish National Fastptich League (Co-Ed) please complete the below link: https://forms.gle/VmpQnkhhoCAMnn2o6