The Ireland National Lacrosse Team made its inaugural appearance in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, May 14-20, 2007 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The team compiled a record of 0-4 and finished in 8th place. Ireland’s four losses were against gold medal champion Canada, bronze medal winner USA, Australia and the Czech Republic.
The team was coached by Jeff Garlin, assisted by Dan Leidl, and Brendan Smithson. The leading scorers for Team Ireland were Assistant Captain, Mike Lynch (3 goals, 4 assists), Chris Brennan (3 goals, 3 assists), Joe Caulfield (2 goals, 2 assists), Tim O’Connor (2 goals, 2 assists), Captain, Sean Gibson (2 goals, 2 assists), Mike Ryan (2 goals), Assistant Captain, Michael Kennedy (2 assists) and Colin Swink (1 assist). Geoff Rainsford and Mike Cregan shared the goal tending duties for Ireland.
“We are satisfied with our showing”, says Ireland’s Head Coach, Jeff Garlin. “For our first ever appearance at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, the team played their hearts out and we can only get better. I am proud of all our guys.”