Softball life: Laura Hoey, Ireland

I am 31 years old, I started playing Fastpitch softball for the first time in 2015. Ireland began its first ever female fastpitch team to represent in the 2015 European Championships in Holland. This was a new and exciting opportunity but also a daunting one. Realising that we were tad poles in a pond of frogs. We were the babies that had so much to learn, but also we had nothing to lose and everything to gain, which I believe gave us a bit of an edge at our first major tournament.

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