National Teams

There have been men’s and women’s Irish National Lacrosse teams dating as far back as the late 1800s. While there has not been a continuous history of these teams, our current (modern era) history of teams goes back to 2001, starting with the Men’s Senior National team.

To start registration for any National Team Evaluation, you must have an active Ireland Lacrosse Membership. CLICK HERE to sign up, or renew your membership today.

Information regarding National Team eligibility is also available via the National Team Eligibility section of the website.


Ireland Lacrosse takes anti-doping very seriously and works to ensure compliance with all requirements as stipulated by relevant authorities, including World Lacrosse.

For further detailed information see World Lacrosse Anti-Doping.



    • Kevin Collins



      I sent an email a while back regarding my son Tim Collins (DOB 29.11.96) He is currently playing for Brooklands Lacrosse in Sale, Manchester and looks to be a promising younfg LAX player and his coach has already identified hime for the England Lacrosse Academy. He holds both an English and Irish passports and I would like to know if there would be any interest in him from Irish Lacrosse..?

      Thanks in advance,

      Kevin Collins

    • Michael Dignan


      I sent an email recently about trying out for the Irish National team. I haven’t heard back yet. I know the tryouts are coming up very soon so I just wanted to follow up on my last email. I am a senior in high school in the U.S. My Mom was born in Ireland so I have dual citizenship. I have played lacrosse since I was 6years old. Since freshman year I have played on the varsity team at my high school. We have won the championship for the past 3 years. I have spent many summers in Ireland with my cousins and I would be so physiqued to be able to tryout for Irish team. I payed for my membership a few days ago. But I’m not sure what to do now?! I would be grateful if you could let me know what is the next step. I look forward to hearing back from you.
      Thank you
      Michael Dignan

      I am attaching my high light tape if that might be helpful.
      /Users/mpatriciadignan/Desktop/Michael Dignan Highlight Tape 2015.mp4

    • Michael Kennedy


      Hi Michael,

      I just emailed you regarding the status of your registration for the upcoming tryouts.

      Mike Kennedy

    • Kelley Spillane


      Good morning:
      My son Jimmy Spillane just finished his freshman season at RIT in the U.S and was one of two freshmen starters on a team that lost in the Division 3 national championship. He was All State and Player of the Year in his league his final year of High School. I am 100 percent of Irish descent. His mother has no Irish descent. Is it possible for him to try out for a national team? We are all US citizens

    • Michael Kennedy


      Kelley – we do not have any further tryout events in the USA for the Irish national team competing in the 2018 World Championships.

      There is an opportunity to participate in an indoor (box) event in Syracuse, New York in September with our indoor development team (Emerald Islanders). You can contact for further details of this opportunity.

      We would also encourage you to become a member of Ireland Lacrosse:

    • Matt Wright


      My great great grandmother is from Ireland and I was wondering if I would be eligible for the team and tryouts with that. I am also curious as to when the next tryouts would be held and where.
      Thank you,
      Matt Wright

    • Timothy McMahon


      My son Corey McMahon was on 2018 world team,at last game a nice picture of team was taken on field by a event photographer. Been looking around no luck. Any idea were it can be

    • Eamon Scott


      Hi, have a young relative on the way to Ireland visiting from Vancouver. He’s a big fan and player of lacrosse….is there any games being played in AUGUST 2019?

      Just checking if there is any involvement that he could engage in. He’s just 11 but if a regular competition back home and if there was a match I could bring him to, that would be great,

      In anticipation,

      Thank you,

      Eamon Scott.

    • Michael Kennedy


      Hi – August is usually quiet as it is out of season, but there is an open training session on Wednesday, 21 August at Railway Union Sports Club in Sandymount, Dublin 4. The session is actually being filmed for a documentary. For more info see

    • Kenneth Delaune


      Hey Michael I am aware its early I just wanted to confirm you had my information for the 2021 Masters Div

    • Steven Curtis


      I have never been more proud to be of Irish descent than I was when I read the news about the level of sportsmanship shown by the Irish National lacrosse team, in giving their slot in the world championships to the Iroquois Nation. This is a perfect example of the kind of sportsmanship that is sorely lacking in the world today. This example of sportsmanship is how all sports should be. Play hard, play fair, & accept the result of the game. When you see an injustice in your sport, do something about it.

    • Carter Straub


      If my grandmother has a passport but was not born in ireland am i still eligible to play. I already looked at the link and it didn’t seem to clarify that.

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