Initial Ireland Roster Announced for 2024 Women’s Box World Championship

Initial Ireland Roster Announced for 2024 Women’s Box World Championship

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Ireland Lacrosse is proud to announce its initial squad of 20 athletes for the 2024 World Lacrosse Women’s Box Championship, to be played in Utica, New York, from 20-29 September 2024.

Ireland was selected as one of ten teams for the inaugural Women’s Box World Championship. They will join Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Haudenosaunee, Hong Kong, Netherlands and United States.

Ireland has supported the growth of women’s box lacrosse since 2021. While this will be the first World Championship event, the Irish team will be well tested heading to Utica, having been working and playing together since 2022. Members of the team have been competing in various box events together as Team Éire, or individually/small groups in the English Winter League or Women’s Major Series League. A number of players are no strangers to international competition, having caps from the Field portion of the Women’s National Programme.

Head Coach Joe Hiltz remarked “I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to work with the Irish lacrosse community, and to lead the first ever women’s national box lacrosse team. It is inspiring to witness the potential and growth of the women’s box game globally. Our Irish players are committed and motivated to learn and expand their skill set as we prepare for international play this year. I am excited to be able to meld my passion for coaching the Creator’s game with the deep pride I have in my Irish heritage by being a part of Ireland’s thriving lacrosse program.”


2024 Women’s Box National Team

  • Aisling Boyd, offense
  • Orla Buggy, transition
  • Emily Ann Byrne, defense
  • Carolanne Canning, defense
  • Haley Crosson, offense
  • Tierney Daly, offense
  • Katie Daynes, transition
  • Nadine Fadel, offense
  • Erin Fleming, offense
  • Bridget Hamlin, offense/defense
  • Roland Harvey Haugh, defense
  • Sarah Hontz, defense
  • Isabel Keane, offense
  • Alice Loughran, defense/goalie
  • Rebecca Moloney, goalie
  • Laura Reilly, offense/defense
  • Kiera Rose Roberts, goalie
  • Julia Ruscio, transition
  • Briar Slattery, offense
  • Rayna Warnell, defense


  • Joe Hiltz, Head Coach
  • Sean Murphy, Assistant Coach
  • Amber Hill, Assistant Coach
  • Catherine Conway, Assistant Coach
  • Anne Murphy, Manager
  • Jen Parnell, Athletic Therapist/Physio
  • Patrick Dolan, Strength & Conditioning


The 20 individuals comprise the initial roster for the 2024 World Championship. There are currently three open roster spots. The next training/evaluation event will be held in conjunction with She-Box event in Prague, Czech Republic in April 2024. If you are interested in being considered for one of these spots, please contact Manager Anne Murphy –

The Senior team will head to New York in mid September as they look to make history with their performance on the main stage. Look out for updates on Instagram @irelandwlaxPlease consider financially supporting the team by making a donation HERE.



Assistant Coach, Women's National Team

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