Since its founding in 2008, the “Irish Hall,” has generated interest among baseball fans across the world and has been featured by MLB Network, the New York Times, and ESPN. At the center of it all has been IABHOF founder, Shaun Clancy.

The IABHOF was located inside Clancy’s iconic NY restaurant, Foley’s NY, until 2020. It was relaunched in 2022 under the auspices of the Irish American Baseball Society. Clancy remains the key force behind the Hall, serving as Founder and President Emeritus.


The mission of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame is to preserve the accomplishments of people with a connection to Ireland and/or the global Irish community, who have distinguished themselves in the game of baseball while exhibiting integrity, sportsmanship, and character on and off the field. The IABHOF also endeavors to inspire excellence and camaraderie by highlighting the current and historical connections between the game of baseball and the global Irish community.