Minor ball association are excited about another season and one without covid restrictions but now the weather is expected to impact the start of the season.

Over the past couple of years the pandemic has had a big impact on minor ball both with scheduling and the number youth coming out to play.

Pam Skeoch is President of Killarney Minor Ball and she was pleased with how registration went in early April. “We’re really happy with our registration numbers this year. We have over 70 players for both the boys and girls teams so that’s more than 140 youth registered already this year.”

“Unfortunately the weather isn’t cooperating with us. We were hoping to start the first week of May but that looks unlikely at this time but we’ll have to see how quickly the ball diamonds dry up. Most teams have already started indoor practices.

Over the past two years league play was backed up into the months of July and August. Some families chose not to play due to the scheduling and the pandemic. “Some towns had to join together so we could play ball but this year we are looking forward a normal ball season without pandemic rules.”

Skeoch says in the girl’s division there will be two U-9 teams with about 20 players which is great to see.