Baseball Ireland welcomes all friends and family to the 2019 Ireland Baseball National team campaign! 2018 was an unbelievable year for Irish Baseball, with the team making history by winning our first European championship. A special team and year.
In 2019, we are working to build on that success and continue our journey throughout European and World baseball, including a chance to earn a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It is also an extremely ambitious year, with Ireland having the opportunity to play up to 4 tournaments in Europe within a 3 month window.
Given this, Ireland Baseball kindly asks for your support for the Baseball Boys in Green.
Background After victory in last year's C Pool tournament, Ireland earned promotion to the 2019 B Pool Championships. The tournament includes 12 teams: 6 teams in a group hosted by Slovakia, and, 6 teams in a group hosted by Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Ireland will play in the Bulgaria group.
Tournament dates are July 1-7, 2019. If Ireland wins this tournament?
-> We play again from July 26-28th. Win that 3 game playoff?
-> We advance to the European A Pool tournament from the 6th-15th of September, 2019 in Germany. Finish top 5 in the A Pool?
-> We play in an Olympic qualifier beginning September 18th in Italy.
It is a busy and very exciting 3 months for Irish Baseball!
You can read more about the tournament, the teams, the schedule and other information at the following web address:
Roster The Team roster is a mix of Irish resident players, Irish-American and Irish-Canadian dual citizens. All players are citizens of Ireland.
Our Request We are seeking donations and support from friends and family from Ireland, the United States, and Canada to assist with chasing our baseball dream, and to help offset Team expenses, including uniforms, airfare, lodging, meals, and other costs over these 4 tournaments.
Funds will be withdrawn at regular intervals and applied to the above mentioned costs, starting with team accommodation and travel, proceeding to the remaining expenses, subject to the amount of money raised.
Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you and Go Ireland!!