Dublin is set this month to welcome a new professional baseball team, the Leprechauns, with a full schedule of games set for the 2023 season.
The team, which relocated from Santa Rosa to Dublin this year, competes from the Pacific Division of the Pecos League, a professional independent league founded in 2010 and operating teams throughout California and other states.
The regular-season home opener is set for May 30 at Dublin's Fallon Sports Park, where the Leprechauns will face the Monterey Amberjacks. Eight home games have been set for the remainder of the 2023 season in Dublin, along with a slate of road and neutral-site games.
The team's new arrangement was first announced in mid-April by the Pecos League officials. League president Andrew Dunn shared his reflections in a recent press release.
"The reception we have received in Dublin has been second-to-none," Dunn said. "Our goal is to build something great; high quality baseball for the community and a place for players to get a chance to advance in the game of baseball."
"Dublin is an ideal place for us," he added.
According to league officials, Dublin first appeared to be the best spot to relocate the now-former Santa Rosa Scuba Divers because of its robust and satisfactory playing field at Fallon Park.
The new team brandishes the slogan "Bring home the Gold" -- a reference to its mascot and Dublin's history.
The Pecos League's Pacific Division also consists of the Martinez Sturgeon, San Rafael Pacifics, Marysville Drakes, Monterey Amberjacks, Bakersfield Train Robbers, Vallejo Seaweed and Lancaster Sound Breakers.
For more information about the Dublin Leprechauns, visit the team website at www.dublinleprechauns.com.