This weekend, Team Éire (the Irish Field Development Team) heads to Manchester to take part in its first ever British National Championships. Originally expected to take part in a number of international friendlies running along side the tournament. Unforeseen circumstances now see the Irish development squad taking part in the full event along with friendlies against Denmark, English u19, and Wales U19s.
The Irish squad is comprised this year of a number of Irish Senior internationals, Irish U19s, and a number of players on the development track for future Irish National team programs. The team will be coached this weekend by Senior National team Assistant Coach Rich Carter and Doug Shanahan.
Here is the Roster for this weekend.
G John McKeague Queen’s University Belfast, Irish U19 Team
D Ger Harris Dublin Bay Prawns, Irish Senior Team
D Dara McCreary Dublin Bay Prawns, Irish Senior Team
D Thomas Riley Wilmslow Lacrosse Club (UK)
D Sam Cooper Wilmslow Lacrosse Club (UK)
M Pat Abbott Dublin Bay Prawns
M Michael Kennedy Dublin Lacrosse Club, Irish Senior Team
M Liam Kirwan Hillcroft Lacrosse Club, Irish Senior Team
M Sam Burgess Wilmslow Lacrosse Club (UK)
M Conor Dockery East Grinstead (UK), Irish Indoor Team
M Ming Trinh Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
A/M John O’Connor Dublin Bay Prawns, Irish Senior Team
A/M Conor Turner Loughborough University, Irish Senior Team
A/M Sean Gibson Dublin Lacrosse Club, Irish Senior Team
A/M Cillian Murphy Dublin Bay Prawns, Irish Senior Team
A/M Drew Wichmann Dublin Lacrosse Club, Irish Senior Team
Coach Rich Carter
Coach Doug Shanahan
Team Éire kicks off their weekend against Denmark at 2pm on Friday. You will be able to follow the teams progress this weekend on Ireland Lacrosse’s twitter account.