Tom Prior Announced as Head Coach

Tom Prior

Tom Prior was named the Head Coach for the 2014 Men’s Lacrosse World Cup

Dublin, Ireland – John Cavanaugh, Ireland Lacrosse National Team Director, is proud to announce that Tom Prior will be the Head Coach of the 2014 Ireland Men’s Lacrosse Team. The team is set to compete at the year’s Federation of International Lacrosse’s World Championships in Denver, Colorado. Tom brings with him decades of Lacrosse coaching experience, including prior stints as Ireland’s top coach.

“Tom Prior’s service to our National Team Program is exemplary” said John Cavanaugh, National Team Director. Mr. Cavanaugh went on to say that, “we are fortunate to have a head coach with Tom’s dedication, commitment & experience leading us in Denver.”

Following the official nomination as Head Coach, Prior gave he own words of thanks:

“It is a privilege and an honor to serve as the Head Coach for Team Ireland for the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships. It is also great to work with legendary coach Richie Moran and a top notch staff that is building on momentum gained from our 2nd place finish at the 2012 European Championships, and from our recent win against Israel over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.”

He went on to say that, “I have been involved in Ireland lacrosse since 2001. The opportunity to teach & coach lacrosse in Ireland has been a tremendous experience and it is most rewarding to see the development and progress of our players, coaches & referees. I look forward to the competition in Denver this July and representing Ireland Lacrosse.”

Men’s World Team 30 Man Roster

Ireland Lacrosse

We are pleased to announce the 30-man roster that will compete at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado. After an intense tryout that featured the best players that Ireland has to offer, the coaches and National Team Director John Cavanaugh made their decision and trimmed the roster down to 30. Congratulations to the following players who have been chosen to represent Ireland!

Kevin Quinn G
Connor Sweeney G
Conor Walsh D
Joseph Prior D
Jerry Nevin D
Ryan Licht D
Chris Byrne D
Dan Leidl D
Patrick Ferry LSM
Brian Fahy LSM
Zak Jordan M/FO
Kevin Owens M/FO
Sonny Campbell M/FO
Paddy O’Leary M
Martin Scanlon M
Tadhg Bolger M
John O’Connor M
Thomas Burke M
Aaron Cahill M
Tom Riley M
Michael McTernan M
Michael Shea M
Brian Gill M
Robert Byrne A/M
Paul Murran A
Sean Gibson A
Cillian Murphy A
Brian Gillis A
Kris Prior A
Garrett Kerr A

Men’s Team Holding Training Camp in New York

The Ireland Lacrosse Men’s Team is coming to New York to hold a training camp during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The festivities will include exhibition games, youth clinics, fundraising events and an Irish Lacrosse Banquet. There will be a ton of activities going on from 3/13- 3/17, including the team & supporters marching in the NYC St. Patricks Day Parade.

Here is a rundown of the festivities:


Thursday, March 13th

Fundraiser & Reception 7:00pm start
Doc O’Grady’s Irish Pub
273 Nassau Blvd S. Garden City South, NY 11530
Doc O’Grady’s Website


Friday, March 14th

Team Practice
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Centre Island Beach Park, Bayville


Saturday, March 15th

Youth Clinic
12:00pm – 1:00pm
St Mary’s High School Manhasset, NY

Exhibition Game: Ireland vs. North Shore Lacrosse Club
5:00pm Port Washington High School

Reception hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Chapter 19
Location & Time TBD


Sunday, March 16th

Youth Clinic
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Centre Island Park, Bayville

Exhibition Game: Ireland vs. Israel
2:00pm Centre Island Park, Bayville

Reception – Wall’s Wharf, Bayville
Following the exhibition game


Monday, March 17th

The National Team will be marching in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

2014 Celtic Open U19 Tournament Registration

celtic cup lacrosse

In conjunction with Sports Tours Ireland & and Limerick 4th of July Celebration (, 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


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 for further details.