Comeback falls short vs. England

The Irish Men’s National team fell to England 11-8 in the opening round of the 2012 European Championship Tournament.

After a tightly contested first quarter that had the two teams knotted up 1-1, England sparked a run of goals in the second quarter, and the Irish went into halftime down 7-2.

Team Ireland made some halftime adjustments and began a second half comeback. They scored quickly to close the gap and played a very competetive 3rd quarter. The Irish continued the comeback by outscoring the English in the fourth quarter.

“The guys played very tough and the effort was great” said Head Coach Tom Prior after the game. “We have to continue to play tough throughout the entire tournament.”

Connor Sweeney

Connor Sweeney

Connor Sweeney played solidly in net, recording 15 saves, many of which were on shots that came from within 5 yards. Colin O’Donoghue and Kris Prior led the attack with two goals each. Longpole defenseman Patrick Johnston scored an unassisted goal that helped spark a rally by the Irish. Brendan Walsh and Paddy O’Leary also found the back of the net.


June 2012 Exhibition Game

Irish Team Exhibition Match

On Friday June 8th, 2012 Irish team players will face off under the lights on an early summer evening in an exhibition match against a college select team in Middletown, New York.

Irish Team Exhibition Match

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Amsterdam 2012

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Opening Round Schedules

EC12 Women's Schedule (opening round)

EC12 Women's Schedule (opening round)

EC12 Men's Schedule (opening round)

EC12 Men's Schedule (opening round)

 


2012 Ireland Women’s National Lacrosse Team Announced

DUBLIN — With the announcement of the 18-player Women’s National Team, Ireland now has two squads that will aim to equal or exceed the accomplishments of its 2008 National Teams at the 2012 European Championships in Amsterdam.  At the 2008 European Championships, held in Finland, Ireland’s men finished sixth among 18 teams while Ireland’s women finished fourth among 10 teams.  With the ongoing growth of lacrosse, both divisions will most likely have even more teams competing this year.
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