2014 Celtic Open U19 Tournament Registration

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In conjunction with Sports Tours Ireland & and Limerick 4th of July Celebration (http://4thjulylimerick.com/), Ireland Lacrosse is hosting the 2014 Celtic Open, an U19 Boys Lacrosse Tournament for High School Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors and just graduated in the University of Limerick from July 2nd – 5th 2014.

Celebrate 4th of July playing lacrosse in Ireland!

When: July 2-5, 2014

Where: University of Limerick, Ireland

Contact: info@sportstoursireland.com

Tours and other excursions are also available for teams wishing to add to the lacrosse experience.  Accommodation and meals will be offered at the start-of-the-art facilities at the University of Limerick, where all tournament games will take place. 

For further information, including sample itineraries, see Sports Tours Ireland – Celtic Open/ or contact Anthony Neville at info@sportstoursireland.com for further details.

Ireland Lacrosse App for iOS

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Ireland lacrosse

Head to the App Store and get the new Ireland Lacrosse App! Get news updates and more on the go. Version 1.0 was just released so download it now and get ready for the great feature updates that will be rolling out over the next few months.

Men’s World Team Selection Camp

2014 lacrosse world championships denver


2014 lacrosse world championships denverThe selection camp for the Irish national men’s lacrosse team due to compete in the World Championships in Denver in 2014 will take place in Dublin from the evening of Friday, 25th October until Sunday 27th October.  Further specific details of the schedule and exact location will be provided closer to the event.

Players should Register Online at http://www.irelandlacrosse.ie/home/?page_id=895 The Selection Camp Registration Fee is €75 or $100 if paid on/before 15th October and €100 or $130 if paid after 15th October (including registration on the first day of the selection camp).  Payment may be made online – once the online registration form has been completed and sent the facility for payment will appear.

Player Eligibility requirements can be found at http://irishlacrossefoundation.org/about-the-foundation/player-eligibility-requirements/

Players are responsible for familiarising themselves with these rules – please read them carefully.  Players must attend and participate in the selection camp in Dublin to be considered eligible for selection to the Irish national team.

Information about the 2014 World Championships – which will take place from 10-19 July 2014 in Denver, Colorado, USA – is available at http://www.worldlacrosse2014.com.

For more information and / or a mail-in registration form contact:
John Cavanaugh, Ireland National Team Director @ JTCAV@aol.com
Michael Kennedy, Ireland Lacrosse CEO @ mkennedy@irelandlacrosse.ie

Ireland Women’s Team Finishes as #10 Team in the World



Oshawa, Ontario Canada – The 2013 Ireland Women’s National Team played with pride and honor, representing their country in the 2013 FIL World Cup. After a strong showing in pool play, the Irish earned a spot in the championship playoff bracket. Ultimately Ireland would finish as the #10 team in the world.

The championship playoff bracket results.

2013 womens lacrosse world cup results

2013 Ireland Women’s National Lacrosse Team



February 8, 2013    Dublin, Ireland

Ireland Lacrosse today Announced the 2013 Women’s National Lacrosse Team. The team is scheduled to represent Ireland at the Women’s World Cup of Lacrosse July 10-20, 2013 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

Ten players return (Midfielders Katelin Billups, Vanessa Bridge, Orla McCourt, Devin O’Leary and Caroline Peters, Defenders Rebecca Headon, Deirdre Swail, Lucy Morris and Laurie Charlesworth, and attacker Robyn Morris) to the National Team from the 2012 European Championships squad.  Four players (McCourt, Headon, R Morris and Rebecca Millard) will be representing Ireland in a second World Cup.

The team will be coached by Meghan McNamara.  Coach McNamara, presently the Head Coach for NCAA Division II Champion LIU/CWPost, served as Ireland’s Assistant Coach at the 2008 European Championships and 2009 World Cup.  Coach McNamara will be assisted by two former Ireland National Team players: Sarah Walsh (2012) and Jackie Coyne (2008).

2013 Ireland Women’s National Lacrosse Team

Name Position  Residence 
Katelin Billups  #17 Midfield / Goalie Malahide, Co. Dublin,  IRL
Katie Bohane #8 Defense                        London, England, UK
Vanessa Bridge  #4 Midfield / Attack London, England  UK
Laurie Charlesworth #9 Defense London, England  UK
Ashley DeFlumere  #28 Goalie / Defense Monkstown, Co. Dublin, IRL
Victoria Devine #7 Attack Centereach, NY  USA
India Dunn   #15 Midfield Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, IRL
Laura Frey  #2 Attack / Midfield Belfast, N. Ireland
Claire Halliday #14 Attack London, England, UK
Rebecca Headon  #13 Defense Dublin, IRL
Olivia Jackson  #1 Midfield Ballyclare, Co Antrim, N. Ireland
Orla McCourt  #20 Midfield / Defense Dundalk, Co. Louth  IRL
Rebecca Millard  #11 Defense Woodford, Co. Galway, IRL
Lucy Morris  #12 Defense / Goalie Middlesex, England  UK
Robyn Morris  #6 Attack Middlesex, England  UK
Devin O’Leary  #5 Defense / Midfield Framingham, MA  USA
Caroline Peters  #3 Midfield Rockville, MD  USA
Deirdre Swail  #23 Defense Knocknacarra, Galway  IRL


2013 Women’s Coaching Staff

Name Role
Jim Carroll Team Leader
Meghan McNamara Head Coach
Sarah Walsh Assistant Coach
Jackie Coyne Assistant Coach
John Cavanaugh Athletic Trainer / National Team Director
Larry Carroll Equipment Manager

2013 Celtic Open Cup



The Celtic Open Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is looking for men’s teams from the USA, Canada, the UK and Europe to take part in this year’s competition. This 4-day tournament will run alongside the Celtic Cup 2013, an international lacrosse tournament showcasing the skills of the national teams of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France, ensuring that there will be plenty of first-rate lacrosse on offer!

To be part of the action, contact Anthony Neville at info@sportstoursireland.com or +353 (0)87-695-7843. Sports Tours Ireland can help you with your itinerary, including transport to and from the tournament venue, as well as assist with adding extra excursions to add to the experience.

This event is being run in conjunction with The Gathering 2013 and Tourism Ireland.


2013 Annual Meeting & Reception

Ireland Men's National Lacrosse Team


The 2013 Irish Lacrosse Foundation will hold its Annual Board Meeting and Membership meeting on Saturday January 12th, 2013 in Philadelphia. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Lacrosse Annual National Convention. On Saturday night there will be a fundaraising recpetion with food, drinks and music to celebrate the recent achievements of Irish Lacrosse. From Friday January 11th through Sunday the 13th, the Irish Lacrosse Foundation will also be hosting an expo booth at the U.S. Lacrosse Convention Expo Center.

ILF members will be volunteering their time at the expo hall,  using the opportunity to spread the word about the program’s recent achievements while also raising funds through selling apparrel and raffles. Look for booth #943.

The Membership Meeting will be at 3:30pm on Saturday, January 12th. The exact location of the meeting will be annouced at the Irish Lacrosse Expo Booth.

The Fundraiser Reception has been a blast in years past and this year we are honoring the Men’s Team for earning the Silver Medal, so be sure to get there on Saturday night. There will be food, drink, music, prizes & fun! Here are the details:

  • Saturday, January 12th, 2013
  • 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Headhouse Tower Lounge on the 9th Floor of the Marriot Hotel connected to the Convention Center
  • $30 Donation to support Irish Lacrosse
  • Philadelphia, PA USA

Give the Gift of Ireland Lacrosse Apparel!

Ireland Lacrosse Hooded Sweatshirt

Hurry up and get to the Apparel section and put in your order before December 14th, 2012 in order to ensure delivery by Christmas. Ireland Lacrosse Sweatshirts are only $35 and there are plenty of other items like hats and shorts. Grab your gear before it’s too late!

Irish Government Honors 2012 National Teams


The 2012 Irish Men’s and Women’s National Teams were congratulated by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. In a letter sent from his office, President Higgins praised the hard work and dedication of the teams, exclaiming that they had made the country of Ireland proud. Ireland and its lacrosse teams were honoured again with a letter of congratulations from Enda Kenny the Taoiseach (head of government) of Ireland.

Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring has also given his congratulations the Irish men’s lacrosse team for achieving a silver medal in the 2012 European Championships. In an official press release on the Ministry website, Mr. Ring said that:

“This is a great achievement for the Irish men’s lacrosse team, who were awarded a silver medal in Amsterdam following an exciting game. The women’s team also played valiantly and came in eight place overall.

“Both teams have put in a huge amount of effort and resources into reaching these championships.”

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in lacrosse in Ireland. As a minority sport, it relies on the support and dedication of a large number of volunteers. It’s great to see their efforts being rewarded with this achievement.”

Upcoming Events

Irish Lacrosse Foundation



October 21 (Sunday) Bruce Allison Tournament at Union College – ILF team, Union College, and two other colleges


January 11 – 13 US Lacrosse Convention in Philadelphia

July 11 – 20 Women’s FIL World Championship in Oshawa, Ontario

August 1 – 10 Police and Fire International Olympics in Belfast (no Lacrosse)

August 3 and 4 John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament in Camillus, NY

August 5 – 11 Lake Placid Tournament

August 15 – 18 Celtic Cup in Dublin