« BackTralee woman chosen to represent Ireland at softball championships in Canada

A Tralee woman is creating sporting history next weekend, by being part of Ireland’s first Fastpitch Softball team, which is heading to Canada to compete in the World Championships.

Grace Kearney

Grace Kearney from Oakpark, who’s a teacher in Clare, discovered the sport some years ago, when a back injury forced her to stop playing rugby.

Softball is similar to baseball, with the ball being pitched to players at high speed.
Grace says it’s a great way to keep fit and she also teaches the sport to her students.
While she’s looking forward to representing Ireland, she says the Irish team will really be up against it in Canada: