Big congratulations to the Ireland Men’s Senior National Team which won 4 games and lost 3 en route to a 12th place finish at the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s World Championship, which took place in San Diego, California, USA from 21 June to 1 July 2023!
Each of the team’s final three games ended in 1-goal losses: 6-5 to Israel, 7-6 to Puerto Rico and an overtime 8-7 loss to Germany. The 12th place finish equalled the team’s final result from the previous tournament in 2018 in Netanya, Israel.
The Irish offense was led by Conor Foley with 24 points (16G, 8A), Patrick Corbett with 20 points (15G, 5A) and Tadhg O’Riordan with 14 points (9G, 5A). Conor Kelly and Joe Walsh split the goalkeeping duties and finished with save percentages of 36.1% and 54.2% respectively.
The USA defetaed Canada 10-7 in the final of the tournament, with the Haudenosaunee winning the bronze medal with an 11-6 defeat of Australia.
Next up for the senior men’s field team will be the 2025 European Championship, which will be a qualifier event for the 2027 World Championship.
The selection process for the Irish national teams will be communicated in due course, including through the Ireland Lacrosse membership system (https://irelandlacrosse.justgo.com/) – sign-up today to get all the info!