Club profiles: Lacrosse

Lacrosse


We are the NUIG Lacrosse Club, with teams for both men & women. We train twice a week and provide gear for all members of the club. Participation in training is key as picking up the skills of lacrosse requires practice, especially for most as it can be a new sport. We enter in the Irish Lacrosse Leagues every year and play all over Ireland. In 2016, the women's team won the ILL and had the opportunity to represent Ireland abroad in a national tournament. These experiences have enriched the lacrosse team at NUIG and continue to motivate us in #growingthegame. We love the craic at our club and encourage team activities and social events. Creating a good experience with the club ensures a successful and memorable team that we hope to keep at NUIG 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 skillful.

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 three occasions, most recently in 2019, and winning the IWLL in their second season. They have also represented 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 runs from January to May.