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Anyone with an interest in umpiring, whether they come from softball or baseball, might want to head over to Ireland on the weekend of 24-25 February for the chance to attend a one-day clinic with long-standing MLB umpire Larry Young.

Larry Young was an well-known and highly-regarded MLB umpire for 22 years, umpiring in two World Series and at two All-Star games.

Baseball Ireland and the Baseball United Foundation are sponsoring Young's trip to Ireland to deliver two one-day umpire clinics on 24 and 25 February at the Ashbourne GAA Indoor Training Facility at Killegland West, Ashbourne, County Meath.

The clinics, open to anyone who wants to learn more about the game, will cover base and plate mechanics, game situations and interesting plays, and there will be tips for umpires at all levels of the game.

The cost of the clinic will be 10 euros (5 euros for students).  All you need to bring is a mask, a pen and a notebook.

For more information or to book a place, email