About Us


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.

Ireland Lacrosse Executive Board (2018-19)
















Membership of Ireland Lacrosse is available via https://irelandlacrosse.azolve.com/

All enquiries may be directed to info@irelandlacrosse.ie

The Ireland Lacrosse Governance Manual contains detailed information about the governance and management of the organisation, its Constitution and Memorandum and Articles of Association, Executive Board Terms of Reference and Director Role Descriptions, and Strategic Plan information.  The Ireland Lacrosse Book of Rules contains detailed information about the rules, regulations, policies, codes of conduct and guidelines regarding all activities of Ireland Lacrosse.  In October 2017, Ireland Lacrosse was added to the ‘On the Journey’ Register of the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland.  The Ireland Lacrosse (Type B Organisation) Self-Assessment Checklist has been completed, and the Ireland Lacrosse Executive Board is aiming to approve its Public Statement of Compliance at its next meeting in October 2018, which will be published here in due course.

These three documents are important and essential documents relating to the governance, organisation and management of Ireland Lacrosse, and may be accessed via the links below:

Amendments to the Ireland Lacrosse Governance Manual or Ireland Lacrosse Book of Rules may be proposed via email to info@irelandlacrosse.ie, and should include the relevant section number and header.  Proposals for amendments will be considered by the Ireland Lacrosse Executive Board and, where necessary or appropriate, by the Ireland Lacrosse general membership (normally via its Annual General Meeting (AGM)).

Each year, Ireland Lacrosse holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is open to all members of Ireland Lacrosse.  Included below are the minutes from each AGM, including also the minutes from an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held in January 2017:

Click here for the latest version of the Ireland Lacrosse 2018-2019 schedule.

Ireland Lacrosse Financial Management

A new Budget, Finance and Sponsorship Committee (BF&SC) was agreed by the Ireland Lacrosse Executive Board at its meeting of 2 April 2018, and it was formally established at the Ireland Lacrosse Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place on 13 April 2018 – the formal record of that decision is available in the minutes for the AGM published above.  The Terms of Reference for the BF&SC are available in section 14 of the Ireland Lacrosse Governance Manual also published above.

The membership of the BF&SC, as per decision at the AGM, is as follows (other individuals may be added in due course):

  • Michael Kennedy (CEO, Ireland Lacrosse, Chair)
  • John Frame (Financial Director, Ireland Lacrosse)
  • Sean Gibson (Indoor Director, Ireland Lacrosse)
  • Laura Stokes (Team Manager, Ireland Women’s Team)

The BF&SC will publish reports and information pertaining to the financial management of the organisation below: