Baseball Ireland is the official governing body of baseball in Ireland. It is responsible for the development and promotion of baseball in the country. Baseball Ireland maintains jurisdiction over the Irish Baseball & Softball Federation, which was founded in 1989. The Federation was established to further the growth and development of baseball and softball at all levels throughout Ireland. The federation was also responsible for the development of umpiring (refereeing) for the sports and runs clinics for fully qualified international umpires as well as novices.