National Teams

There have been Irish national lacrosse teams dating as far back as the late 1800s (see our ‘History of Lacrosse in Ireland’ page for further details). While there has not been a continuous history of these teams, in the modern era, there has been a Men’s Senior National Team since 2001, a Women’s Senior National Team since 2005 and a Men’s Indoor National Team since 2007. The Men’s U19 National Team made their debut in 2016. The Women’s U19 National Team is slated to debut in 2019. Further information regarding each of these is available via the links underneath the ‘National Teams’ tab above, or the links below.

Men’s Senior National Team

Women’s Senior National Team

Men’s Indoor National Team

Men’s U19 National Team

Information regarding National Team eligibility is also available via the National Team Eligibility section of the website.

Click here to access the Registration page for all National Team Trials. 


    • Kevin Collins



      I sent an email a while back regarding my son Tim Collins (DOB 29.11.96) He is currently playing for Brooklands Lacrosse in Sale, Manchester and looks to be a promising younfg LAX player and his coach has already identified hime for the England Lacrosse Academy. He holds both an English and Irish passports and I would like to know if there would be any interest in him from Irish Lacrosse..?

      Thanks in advance,

      Kevin Collins

    • Michael Dignan


      I sent an email recently about trying out for the Irish National team. I haven’t heard back yet. I know the tryouts are coming up very soon so I just wanted to follow up on my last email. I am a senior in high school in the U.S. My Mom was born in Ireland so I have dual citizenship. I have played lacrosse since I was 6years old. Since freshman year I have played on the varsity team at my high school. We have won the championship for the past 3 years. I have spent many summers in Ireland with my cousins and I would be so physiqued to be able to tryout for Irish team. I payed for my membership a few days ago. But I’m not sure what to do now?! I would be grateful if you could let me know what is the next step. I look forward to hearing back from you.
      Thank you
      Michael Dignan

      I am attaching my high light tape if that might be helpful.
      /Users/mpatriciadignan/Desktop/Michael Dignan Highlight Tape 2015.mp4

    • Michael Kennedy


      Hi Michael,

      I just emailed you regarding the status of your registration for the upcoming tryouts.

      Mike Kennedy

    • Kelley Spillane


      Good morning:
      My son Jimmy Spillane just finished his freshman season at RIT in the U.S and was one of two freshmen starters on a team that lost in the Division 3 national championship. He was All State and Player of the Year in his league his final year of High School. I am 100 percent of Irish descent. His mother has no Irish descent. Is it possible for him to try out for a national team? We are all US citizens

    • Michael Kennedy


      Kelley – we do not have any further tryout events in the USA for the Irish national team competing in the 2018 World Championships.

      There is an opportunity to participate in an indoor (box) event in Syracuse, New York in September with our indoor development team (Emerald Islanders). You can contact for further details of this opportunity.

      We would also encourage you to become a member of Ireland Lacrosse:

    • Matt Wright


      My great great grandmother is from Ireland and I was wondering if I would be eligible for the team and tryouts with that. I am also curious as to when the next tryouts would be held and where.
      Thank you,
      Matt Wright

    • Timothy McMahon


      My son Corey McMahon was on 2018 world team,at last game a nice picture of team was taken on field by a event photographer. Been looking around no luck. Any idea were it can be

    • Eamon Scott


      Hi, have a young relative on the way to Ireland visiting from Vancouver. He’s a big fan and player of lacrosse….is there any games being played in AUGUST 2019?

      Just checking if there is any involvement that he could engage in. He’s just 11 but if a regular competition back home and if there was a match I could bring him to, that would be great,

      In anticipation,

      Thank you,

      Eamon Scott.

    • Michael Kennedy


      Hi – August is usually quiet as it is out of season, but there is an open training session on Wednesday, 21 August at Railway Union Sports Club in Sandymount, Dublin 4. The session is actually being filmed for a documentary. For more info see

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