Lacrosse

Lacrosse has had three eras of activity in Ireland.

The first from the late 19th Century to the 1st World War saw a Men’s League operating with teams mainly in Ulster.

The Second Era was the Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association from the 1920s to early 1970s, with an International Team competing in the Home Nations with England, Scotland and Wales, and a Schools Shield Competition.

The Third Era started in the 2000s and there has been a Men’s, Women’s, and Indoor (Box) Lacrosse Leagues continuously since around 2009.

The Men’s Game is 10 a side, the Women’s 12 a side and Indoor 6 a side and the sport has its origins in the game played by Native Americans in Eastern Canada and USA. It has been extensively modified by European Settlers, and is the only sport where there is a Native American National Team competing in the World Championships.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of Irish Lacrosse:

Men’s Lacrosse

  1. Federation of International Lacrosse – World Lacrosse Championship (2002-present)
  2. European Lacrosse Federation – European Lacrosse Championship
  3. European Lacrosse Federation – European Lacrosse U19 Championship (2017-present)
  4. Irish Lacrosse Union – Championship Flag of Ireland (1880-1914)
  5. Ireland Lacrosse – Irish Lacrosse League (2009-present)
  6. Ireland Lacrosse – Men’s Newtownards Cup (2010-present)

Women’s Lacrosse

  1. Federation of International Lacrosse – Women’s Lacrosse World Cup (2017-present)
  2. European Lacrosse Federation – Women’s European Lacrosse Championship (2019-present)
  3. Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association – School Shield (1934-1970)
  4. Ireland Lacrosse – Irish Women’s Lacrosse League (2014-present)
  5. Ireland Lacrosse – Women’s Newtownards Cup (2019-present)

Indoor (Box) Lacrosse

  1. European Lacrosse Federation – European Box Lacrosse Championship (2017-present)
  2. Ireland Lacrosse – National Indoor Lacrosse League (2012-2014)

Polocrosse

  1. International Polocrosse Council – Polocrosse World Cup (2003-present)

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Ireland Lacrosse Logo [Ref: 1]

Men’s Lacrosse

Men’s Lacrosse is a 10-v-10 version of the game, originally played by Native Americans in the Eastern Woodlands cultural region of Native North America (Eastern Canada & Upstate New York, New England).

The first known team in Ireland was in Newtownards, Co. Down, and there was a Championship in Ireland from the late 19th Century to World War I, and it was then resurrected in the early 2000s, with an International team, and the Irish Lacrosse League. The Newtownards Cup is also now played, named after the town with the first club.

Federation of International Lacrosse

FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships (Seasons):

2002 2006 2018

European Lacrosse Federation

ELF Men’s U20 European Lacrosse Championships (Seasons):

2019

Celtic Cup

Celtic Cup (Seasons):

2009 2013

Irish Lacrosse Union

Irish Lacrosse Union 1870-1914

Irish Lacrosse Union | Championship of Ireland 1890-1897

Irish Lacrosse Union Gibb Cup (2nd Level)(Seasons):

1893 1894 1895

Ireland Lacrosse

Ireland Lacrosse (Men’s) Overview:

Irish Lacrosse League 2009-2016

Ireland Lacrosse | Men’s Newtownards Cup 2010-2017

Irish Lacrosse League (Seasons):

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2014 2015 2016 2018

Men’s Newtownards Cup (Seasons):

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2018

Irish Men’s Lacrosse Teams

Federation of International Lacrosse | World Lacrosse Championship Men | Ireland’s Record 2002-2018

Ireland Men’s Lacrosse Team Celtic Cup 2013 Roster and Match Reports

Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s Lacrosse was invented in Scotland, and is a 12-v-12 version of Lacrosse. There was an Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association in Ireland from the 1920s to 1970, that played in the Home Nations against England, Scotland and Wales, and also held a Schools Shield, with teams from Dublin & Belfast.

It was resurrected in the early 2000s, with an International team, and the Irish women’s Lacrosse League.

Federation of International Lacrosse:

Federation of International Lacrosse | Women’s World Lacrosse Cup 2017

European Lacrosse Federation:

European Lacrosse Federation | Women’s European Lacrosse Championship 2019

Home Nations Internationals

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association Home Internationals 1930-1970

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association (1922-1970)

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association League (seasons):

1925

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association School Shield (Overviews):

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association |School Shield 1934-1970

Ireland Lacrosse (Women’s)

Ireland Lacrosse (Women’s) Overview:

Ireland Lacrosse | Irish Women’s Lacrosse League 2014-2016

Ireland Lacrosse | Irish Women’s Lacrosse League (Seasons):

2018

Ireland Lacrosse | Women’s Newtownards Cup (Seasons):

2017 2018 2019-20

Indoor (Box) Lacrosse

Indoor (also known as Box) Lacrosse is a 6-v-6 version of Lacrosse, played in an Indoor Arena. The National Indoor Lacrosse League matches were held in Loughlinstown, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

European Lacrosse Federation:

European Lacrosse Federation | European Box Lacrosse Championship 2017

Ireland Lacrosse (Indoor) Overview:

Ireland Lacrosse | National Indoor Lacrosse League

National Indoor Lacrosse League (Seasons):

2012 2013 2014

Polocrosse

Polocrosse is a version of Lacrosse played on Horseback. It was invented in Northern Australia in the 1970s and the first World Cup was played in 2003.

International Polocrosse Council | Polocrosse World Cup (Seasons)

2003 2019

Images References

Header Image

[1] Irish American Football Association (2018) Nostalgia – A look a some pictures from the archives [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171016_165339-1024×768.jpg [Accessed 3 July 2018]
Featured Images

[2] Dublin Lacrosse Club (2019) Events [Internet] Available from: http://www.irelandlacrosse.ie/clubs/dub/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_696f.jpg%5BAccessed 11 January 2020] [Adjusted]
Logos Images

[3] Ireland Lacrosse (2015) Ireland Lacrosse Logo [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ireland_logo1_text-Revised2015.png [Accessed 6 November 2017]