2009 Celtic Cup

Ireland Falls to Wales and Will Play for 3d Place at Celtic Cup

Aug. 14, 2009

EDINBURGH – Team Ireland fell to Wales, 11-5, on the final day of Celtic Cup round robin play today, and will play France on Saturday morning for 3d place in the final standings.

“We’re playing a lot of new guys” said Team Leader John Cavanaugh, “and they gave it all they had and I am proud of them.”

Joe Caulfield scored two goals against Wales, and Tony Devine, Zak Jordan and Paddy O’Leary also had goals.  Kevin Quinn and Conner Sweeney split the goaltending duties for the third game in a row, and Quinn also served as game captain.

Ireland Defeats France at Celtic Cup and Will Play Wales on Friday

Posted Aug. 13, 2009, Updated Aug. 13

EDINBURGH – Under sunny Scottish skies, seven different goal scorers propelled Ireland to 13-2 win over France, and a 1-1 record, on day two of the 2009 Celtic Cup Tournament.

Attackman David Lusby led the Irish onslaught with three goals, and teammates Sean Bodie, Sean Gibson and Paddy O’Leary scored two goals apiece in the game in which Ireland pulled out to a 9-1 lead at halftime.

Goalies Connor Sweeney and Kevin Quinn split the time between the pipes, and Zak Jordan, Joe Caulfield, Rob Edwards and Tony Devine also netted goals for Ireland.

Ireland will play Wales, which lost to Scotland, 13-6, on Thursday, on Friday afternoon in the final day of round robin play.  Barring an upset win by France on Friday, the Ireland vs. Wales winner will play Scotland in the championship game on Sunday, and the loser will play France in a consolation game on Saturday.

Conor Walsh served as Ireland’s game captain against France.

Ireland Loses Celtic Cup Opener, Faces Off With France On Thursday

August 12, 2009

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – Amid all the activity of Edinburgh’s famed International Festival, the
Celtic Cup Men’s Lacrosse Tournament began today with the Welsh side defeating France, 23-2,
and the host squad from Scotland besting Ireland, 14-5.

Ireland will seek its first victory when it returns to the field against France on Thursday, and Scotland
will meet Wales with both teams looking to go 2-0 before Friday’s games conclude round robin play.

Trailing Scotland 8-1 at halftime, the Irish team played a stronger second half and will carry that
momentum into Thursday’s game.  Sean Gibson scored two goals against Scotland, and Michael
Kennedy, Paddy O’Leary and Joe Caulfield also scored.  Kevin Quinn and Connor Sweeney split
the goaltending duties for Ireland.

“We’ll do better against France” said Ireland Team Leader John Cavanaugh.  “We have a lot of
guys wearing an Ireland jersey for the first time in an in international tournament, and team
spirit is very good.”

John Frame and Michael Kennedy are Ireland’s team captains.  Paddy O’Leary served as game
captain against Scotland.