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 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!

Irish Exhibition game in New York


The following players have been chosen to represent Ireland on June 8th in Middletown, New York. They will face-off against a NY Section IX All Star Team comprised of current and former college players. Over 70 men tried out for a chance to play against team Ireland. Click Here for Game Details

# Name Position Ireland Connection
3 Mike Conway LSM/D Roscommon
4 Matt Sharkey M/FO Sligo/Donegal/Galway
5 Chris Cook A/M Dublin/Kerry
7 George Calvert M Kerry/Roscommon
9 Tom Riley M Kerry/Donegal
11 Connor English A/M Dublin
12 Kris Prior A Leitrim/Donegal
14 Kyle Ewanouski D Mayo
15 Colin O’Donoghue A/M Listowel/Kerry
16 Matt Walsh A Cork/Leitrim
17 Patrick Johnston D/FO Donegal/Galway
18 Connor Entenmann A/M Donegal
20 Connor Sweeney Goalie Cork
21 Chris Byrne D/LSM Mayo
22 Billy Donovan A Cork/Drimoleague
26 Rick Iacopelli M/FO Limerick
27 Brian O’Donnell Goalie Mayo
28 Brendan Walsh M
29 Chris Finn A Roscommon
30 Danny Jacobsen D Leitrim/Roscommon
31 J.T. Prior D Leitrim/Donegal
32 Kevin Owens M/FO Tipperary/Donegal
33 Pat English D/LSM Dublin
34 Gil Swenson D/LSM Galway
35 Brendan Treanor D Armah
36 John Mulligan M Mayo/Dublin


Coaches: Tom Prior, Richie Moran, Bob Deegan, Tim Weir
Official: Dick Pepper
Trainer/Physical Therapist: John Cavanaugh
Administration: Jimmy Carroll, Larry Carroll

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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