Team ÉIRE

The Éire (men’s & women’s field) team has been established as part of the Irish national lacrosse team development programme. The Éire team competes in various events and tournaments, some of which are part of the selection process for the Irish national teams.  The Éire team also regularly competes in ‘Festival’ tournaments that take place alongside major World Championship tournaments. Eligibility for the Éire team is more flexible than for the Irish national team, and it enables players who do not make the Irish national team, or who may not be eligible for the Irish national team (see National Team Vision (Player Eligibility & Selection Policy for more information), to get connected with Ireland Lacrosse.

UPCOMING EVENTS


 

 

 

 

 

Nick Kehoe International (NKI) tournament
4-5 May 2019, Wilmslow Lacrosse Club, Manchester, UK

The Eire Men’s National Development Team has competed in this event since 2015, winning the ‘Plate’ championship in 2016.  For the 2019 event, it is anticipated that there will be 12 teams participating.  This event is also considered to be a ‘Selection Event’ for our 2020 teams – for further details regarding this, see MEN’S 2019 SELECTION EVENTS ANNOUNCED!

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. To be eligible for the Éire team, players must be members of Ireland Lacrosse – membership is available via: https://irelandlacrosse.azolve.com
  2. Registration (and payment = €60 per player) for this event is available through the membership system.
  3. Accommodation. To provide the greatest degree of flexibility to players, we encourage them to make their own accommodation arrangements.  Games start early in the morning on Saturday, 4 May and end at approximately 4pm on Sunday, 5 May.
  4. Travel. Players are responsible for their own travel to Manchester.
  5. Uniforms.  Players will be given an Éire jersey to wear for the tournament which must be returned at the end.  Players are encouraged to bring plain black shorts.

 

 

 

 

 

Heritage Cup
24-26 May 2019, Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Eire Men’s National Development Team will be competing in the Heritage Cup, 24-26 May 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.  Now in its third year, the Heritage Cup offers international programmes the opportunity to compete against other programmes. Rosters are comprised of national team players, development team players and heritage players with direct lineage to their respective teams.

Last year’s tournament included the following teams:

  • Eire
  • Israel
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • Jamaica
  • Peru

Eire Men posted a third place finish in last year’s tournament, defeating Jamaica in the third place game.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. To be eligible for the Éire team, players must be members of Ireland Lacrosse – membership is available via: https://irelandlacrosse.azolve.com
  2. Registration (and payment = €130 per player) for this event is available through the membership system.
  3. Accommodations. The team will stay in Air BnB in the vicinity of the tournament location.  Pricing TBD, but we will make every effort to keep the cost per player down.  The information regarding this will be provided to players rostered to the team.
  4. Travel. Players are responsible for their own travel to Philadelphia.  Games begin on Friday evening – players are expected to arrive to Philadelphia Friday afternoon for a team walk-through/shoot-around.
  5. NCAA Tickets. Players wishing to attend the NCAA games will have the opportunity to buy all tournament passes at a discount, details will be released when the date approached.
  6. Roster announcement. Final roster announcements will be made by the Éire National Development Team Head Coach, Rich Carter.

The Heritage Cup runs in conjunction with the NCAA Lacrosse National Championships.  To that end, Heritage Cup games will be scheduled to allow participants to attend the majority of the NCAA National Championships.  For more information on the NCAA National Championships, please visit: https://www.ncaa.com/championships/lacrosse-men/d1/.