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.”