Eileen Ghent, Head Lacrosse Coach at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, has been selected as Head Coach of the team which will represent Ireland at the FIL U19 World Championships to be held in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in August 2019.
Coach Ghent on her appointment:
“It is an honour to be a part of Ireland’s first ever Women’s U19 team. Ireland Lacrosse’s focus on positively spreading the sport of lacrosse within Ireland is something I’m passionate about and excited to be a part of. I look forward to helping create, develop and coach a group of motivated young women to represent Ireland at the highest level. I instantly connected with the mission of Ireland Lacrosse and the vision of the Board of Directors. Everyone involved has such tremendous pride in Ireland and wants only the best for their National Teams. I am thankful to have this opportunity and am eager to get started!”
Selected to assistant coach positions (pictured left to right) are Meghan Smith, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at St Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire; Aisling Casey, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at University College Dublin (UCD); and Mikaela Rix, Garden City (NY) Rams Lacrosse Coach.
“Ireland Lacrosse would like to thank the numerous qualified members who applied for these positions”, said John Cavanaugh, Ireland Lacrosse National Teams Director. “We are confident that Coaches Ghent, Smith, Casey and Rix have what it takes to make our inaugural Women’s U19 team successful.”
The Ireland Lacrosse National Team Vision (including player eligibility and national team selection policy) provides detailed information regarding the criteria and eligibility requirements to play for the Irish national lacrosse team. Players interested in the Irish women’s U19 team can email firstname.lastname@example.org.