Ireland Roster Announced for 2024 Women’s European Championship

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Ireland Lacrosse is proud to announce its squad of 22 athletes for the 2024 European Lacrosse Federation Senior Championship, to be played in Braga, Portugal from 10-20 July 2024.

The Senior National Team is building on momentum from the 2022 World Championship in Towson, Maryland, USA. Overall, the team showed well at the World Championship, finishing in 13th place (of 30) going 5-3, despite an unforgiving schedule. Ireland finished 7th in the 2019 edition of the European Championship and looks to place in the Top Five in this year’s event.

Head Coach Sarah Walsh remarked “I am excited by the level of talent, skill and athleticism that this team brings for the 2024 European Championship. Our October trials were the most competitive to date and highlight how much Ireland Lacrosse has grown. In addition to our Senior and U20 rosters, we have an incredible Player Pool that will represent Ireland in other international events”

The 2024 team sees half of the 2022 World Championship squad returning:

  • Dana Alexa
  • Orla Buggy
  • Katrina Dowd
  • Sonja Egan
  • Maggie Egan
  • Nadine Fadel
  • Eimear Bríd Fitzpatrick
  • Emily Gaven
  • Amelia Heisler
  • Clio Kerr
  • Nicola Kiely

Five members of the 2023 U20 National Team will join the Senior ranks:

  • Ava Brosnan, Stanford University
  • Grace Harte, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Alanna Jackman, University College Dublin
  • Riley Peterson, Brown University
  • Kiki Tormey, Brown University

The remaining six players are a competitive and diversely experienced group:

  • Mairead Durkin, James Madison University
  • Holly Korn, Northwestern University
  • Mia Mascone, Brown University
  • Amber Newell, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Gillian Smith, Old Dominion University
  • Catrina Tobin, University of Massachusetts

The players are joined by the stalwart Senior staff:

  • Sarah Walsh, Head Coach
  • Caroline (Helmer) Langhurst, Assistant Coach
  • Catherine Conway, Assistant Coach
  • Allyson Nagle, Athletic Trainer/Physio
  • Laura Stokes, Manager

They will be further assisted by Strength and Conditioning Coach Patrick Dolan. Patrick has previously worked with the Senior Women’s National Team, and has organisationally assisted Ireland Lacrosse during the 2022 U21 Men’s World Championship.

The Senior team will head to Portugal in early July as they look to make history once again with their performance on the main stage. Look out for updates on Instagram @irelandwlax. Please consider financially supporting the team by making a donation HERE.



Assistant Coach, Women's National Team

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