27 July 2019 – Netanya, Israel
Eight of the Girls in Green were honored during the 2019 European Women’s Lacrosse Championship for their first time representing their country in international games. As is an Ireland Lacrosse tradition, each player received a physical cap to represent the hard work and dedication to reach this level of play, and honor them for doing it on behalf of Ireland. Congratulations to Dana Alexa, Noreen Cassidy, Delaney Friel, Amelia Heisler, Cliodhna Kerr, Femke Keunen, Rebecca Moloney, and Kerry Ullman!
The tradition of “capping” stems back to the 1800’s when football teams wore different colored hats/caps instead of full kits. A player receives a “cap” for every appearance in an international event. Ireland Lacrosse honors the major milestones: first cap, 50th cap, and 100th cap. Additionally, there are special caps reserved to honor members of our community that have worked tirelessly on the organisations behalf. Rebecca Headon leads the women’s programme with 41. She is followed by current team members Caroline Peters and Robyn Morris, both with 37 caps.