Dublin, Ireland – Ireland Lacrosse, the governing body of lacrosse in Ireland, announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with STX, LLC, to be the official equipment supplier of all the Men’s and Women’s National teams; Senior, U19 and Indoor (five teams total). Per an agreement through 2019, STX will provide Team Ireland members with heads, handles, gloves, protective gear, and helmets (excluding Indoor National teams). Ireland Lacrosse joins Team USA, Duke, UNC, Syracuse, John Hopkins, and numerous professional lacrosse players as STX partners.
“STX is the leading brand in lacrosse equipment, and we’re extremely happy that we have secured this multi-year, multi-team deal with STX, so that our athletes can compete in major European and world championships knowing they have the best equipment at their disposal. We are excited about deepening our partnership with STX to also include sponsored clinics to help us connect with young players who’d like to get involved with Ireland Lacrosse. Our slogan is ‘I dteannta a chéile’ -‘together as one’ and we’re very happy to be able to include STX in our extended family. We are particularly grateful to Michael Murphy, Vice-President of Sales at STX, and all his staff for working with us to secure this partnership.”
– Michael Kennedy, CEO of Ireland Lacrosse
The Men’s U19 National team was the first Irish team to use STX equipment and protective gear, in the 2016 U19 World Championship where they finished 7th. The Women’s National team heads to England in July 2017 for the FIL Rathbone’s Women’s World Cup, and the Men’s Indoor National team will be in Finland, also in July 2017, for the inaugural European Indoor Lacrosse Championship, for their respective first outings outfitted by STX.
As part of the announcement of this new arrangement, Ireland Lacrosse has produced LIMITED EDITION custom men’s Ireland and Éire helmets and gloves. To order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heading to the US Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore in January 2017? Stop by our booth (#232) to learn more about Ireland Lacrosse and pick up the latest Ireland Lacrosse apparel. Hope to see you there!
When are tryouts for the 2018 nationals?
Hi Bernadette – Assuming you are referring to the trials for the 2018 Men’s National team (set to compete in Manchester) – the exact dates have not been released yet, but later in 2017. Cheers, Catherine