Over the 15 week winter break from the ILL there is still going to be plenty of Lacrosse going on which, will be open to everyone and will be a great benefit to your individual stick skills and game overall.
Summary of Upcoming Indoor Events:
- National Indoor Team Tryouts and Games December 10th at Loughlinstown Leisure Centre running from 10am -12pm
- National Indoor Lacrosse League (NILL) Draft, December 10th at Loughlinstown Leisure Centre running from 10am -12pm
- NILL Jan 10th – February 7th.
- Emerald Islanders – Prague Winter Lax Cup 2012, Feb 3-5th
- National Indoor Provincial Challenge Cup (Leinster vs Connacht) Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at Loughlinstown Leisure Centre @10am -12pm
National Indoor Development Team
Do you want to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day 2012 in style? Are you interested in getting paid to play lacrosse and at the same time spending 6 days in the US?
Imagine playing the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton Shamrocks of the NALL in front of 3-4 thousand people on March 15th just two days before St. Paddy’s Day! We are looking for 7-10 interested people to travel from Ireland who are keenly interested in taking their indoor game to the next level. At this moment we will be looking to provide about $500 toward each player’s flight costs to the United States. There will be an investment required by each participant of 200-300euro to cover additional expenses and the remaining cost of your flights.
National Indoor Coach Jeff Dowling will be leading the trip which also potentially includes the Iroquois Development Team, and potentially another box team from the North East Region of the USA.
Ireland Indoor Lacrosse will be holding a try out for the team due to participate in this trip on December 10th at Loughlinstown Leisure Centre running from 10am -12pm for the Irish National Team to participate in this 5-6 day tour of the North Eastern United States in March 2012. So if you are available around the week of March 13th-19th, 2012 and want to represent your country while learning and playing lacrosse then this is for you!
This try-out will cost €5 which will go to cover the expense of the floor time.
Even if you are not interested in this trip or unsure of your skill level this is open for players of all skill levels. Its a must attend!!
National Indoor Lacrosse League (NILL)
In conjunction with the National Indoor Lacrosse Team trials, we will be holding a Draft for the NILL from all the participants on the December 10th trial. If you are interested in playing in the National Indoor Lacrosse league from January 10th until Feb 7th. Then the December 10th trials will be a must attend. If you are unable to attend but, are still interested in playing in the NILL, please contact Irish Indoor Lacrosse Development Officer, Sean Gibson. The NILL is a re-birth of the highly successful DBLL (Dublin Box Lacrosse League) and we will be looking to have 3-4 teams playing every Tuesday night in January and early Feb. Ask around the DBLL was an awesome experience and the NILL will be even better. There will be league awards for Best Rookie, MVP, Defensive MVP, and the world famous ‘Happy Gilmore’ Award.
Note: There will be a likely participation fee of €40 (due at the first game January 10th) for the NILL which, will cover the cost of floor time.
We have been invited to play in the Prague Winter Cup the Week February 3-5th in the Czech Republic. This team is open to anyone wanting to experience indoor lacrosse and have a good weekend abroad. Being as the ILL does not resume until February 11th this would also be a tremendous opportunity to get even more games in and play against some club teams from around Europe. This trip will cost your airfare (Aer Lingus €150-200) and likely a further €200 for accommodation, player fees, and your shorts which you will get to keep. If you are interested in this tournament, please contact Irish Indoor Lacrosse Development Officer, Sean Gibson before December 30th. We will need at least 15 guys to make this trip feasible and again this trip is open to anyone wanting to improve their individual skills. This is a great opportunity!
National Indoor Provincial Challenge Cup
The NILL (Leinster) and Connacht Box Lacrosse, we are hosting a National Indoor Provincial Challenge Cup match on Sunday, February 12 2012 at Loughlinstown Leisure Centre at 10am – 12pm this will be following the Dublin Lacrosse Gameday. In order to qualify for the NILL Team, you must register and participate in the NILL. The National Indoor Provincial Challenge Cup medals will be presented to the winners on April 7th at the Ireland Lacrosse Awards night.
For further information regarding this game please contact: Irish Indoor Lacrosse Development Officer, Sean Gibson (Leinster) or Ryan Doran (Connacht).
Please spread the word of these events to all your players, friends, teammates, anyone that has two feet, two hands, and can carry a stick!