Club profiles: Lacrosse

Lacrosse


History

Founded in 2009, the club is continuously growing. A sport invented by the Native Americans, it has grown extremely popular in the United States and the number of countries participating increases each year. The men's version of the sport is known for its speed, skill, and physicality, while the women's game is extremely exciting and skilful.

Achievements

3rd in the inaugural season of the Irish Lacrosse League (ILL). Reached the Semi-Finals of the Dublinfest tournament,beating some of the strongest teams from all over the UK. The men's team have continuously grown and improved with players going on to represent Ireland at World Championships on the Men's U19 National team, Men's Senior National team and Indoor National Team. The NUIG Lacrosse Women's team is one of the most successful women's club in the brief history of the Irish Women's Lacrosse League (IWLL) having won the Newtownards Cup on two ocassions and winning the IWLL in their second season. They have also represtented Ireland at European competitions. The club won Most Improved Club at the 2014 NUIG Sports Awards. The women's team successfully defended their IWLL title in 2016.

Intervarsities

NUIG Lacrosse Men and Women compete in both the Newtownards Cup and the ILL/IWLL against five teams from around the country. The Newtownards Cup runs from September to December and the ILL/IWLL from January to May.