Ireland Lacrosse shall, first and foremost, work to develop the sport of lacrosse throughout the island of Ireland for both men and women and at all levels from youth to adult. Arising out of this development, Ireland Lacrosse shall also oversee, manage and support the Irish national teams – for men and women and at under-age and senior levels.
In pursuit of this mission, Ireland Lacrosse works through Ireland Lacrosse North America, a subsidiary entity registered as a not-for-profit (501c3) organization in the USA, and with the Irish Lacrosse Foundation (also based in the USA), to raise awareness of our programmes, develop lacrosse in Ireland, and generate support for our national teams.
Ireland Lacrosse is also a member of the:
Ireland Lacrosse Sporting Association Company Limited by Guarantee (with the registered business name ‘Ireland Lacrosse’) has been fully registered with the Companies Registration Office since 5 October 2009 (company registration number: 475980). The registered address for Ireland Lacrosse is: 40 Wainsfort Crescent, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Ireland
Ireland Lacrosse is also registered with the Office of the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland as a Sporting Body with Tax Exemption under Section 235 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, registration number 2925.
Ireland Lacrosse North America, Inc. has been fully registered with the State Corporation Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the USA since 4 February 2016 and has been confirmed by the Internal Revenue Service as being exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (and has been assigned an Employee Identification Number (EIN): 81-0842200)). Ireland Lacrosse North America is formally constituted as a sub-committee of the Ireland Lacrosse Executive Board. The registered address for Ireland Lacrosse North America is: 2785 Prince Harold Court, Herndon, Virginia 20171-2441, USA
The Irish Lacrosse Foundation is a charitable foundation registered in the state of New York in the USA that provides ongoing support and advice to the members of Ireland Lacrosse and Ireland Lacrosse North America in pursuit of the shared mission as articulated above. The Irish Lacrosse Foundation was previously recognised as the National Governing Body by the European Lacrosse Federation and the Federation of International Lacrosse; however, there has been a smooth transfer of NGB responsibility to Ireland Lacrosse (based in Ireland), commencing in July 2010, and since that time the organisation based in Ireland has been recognised as the National Governing Body by the European Lacrosse Federation and World Lacrosse, as well as all Ireland Lacrosse members.