Sean Mitchell is the Secretary of Baseball Ireland and has held positions on the Baseball Ireland National Executive Committee and Board of Directors since the organisation was founded, including a 6 year stint as President.
Sean has had the privilege of representing Ireland on the Irish National Baseball Team as the starting catcher from 1996 – 2005, at which point he moved into a coaching role and has been the Manager of the team since then. A 20 year veteran in the Irish league playing with the Dublin Spartans along with his two brothers, Sean also founded the Ashbourne Giants club in 2009, focusing on the youth age groups. And now the club is entering its 4th year with an adult team which Sean also plays for.
In 2011 the club started its quest to find a field of their own and this culminated in the opening of the International Baseball Centre in Ashbourne, Co Meath is 2015 which is now hosting international tournaments as well as being the home field for the Ashbourne Giants. Sean’s wife, Carmel, is now also a leading administrator of Ashbourne Baseball and their children, Brona (17) and Patrick (13) are avid players of baseball, playing alongside Sean (48!) with the Ashbourne Giants.