Men’s Indoor National Team

2015 Indoor National Team – 15.01.2015

Dublin, Ireland……Ireland Lacrosse today announced the 23 player squad that will represent Ireland in the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.  The WILC will be hosted by the Iroquois Nationals at Onondaga Nation (near Syracuse), and Buffalo New York, USA  18-27 September 2015.

The 2015 Ireland National Indoor Lacrosse Team will once again be lead by Head Coach Jeff Dowling, assisted by Tom Howe and Geoff (Abe) Conn.

“After seeing the increase in talent level at our tryout camp in October from where it was 4 years ago”, says Dowling, “we are extremely encouraged about our prospects at the 2015 World Games.  We had to make some tough decisions at every position and truly believe that we will be a much more balanced team than we were in 2011.  Adding players like Stephen and Andrew that compete at the highest level of our sport will be a big boost for our players and we expect that the growth of the sport in Ireland will also be greatly influenced by their participation.”

Position Name Residence
Offence Michael Kennedy Dublin, IRL
Offence Drew Wichmann Dublin, IRL
Transition Ben Snider Edmonton, Alberta CAN
Transition Mike Shea Bronx, NY USA
Defence Tyler Roche Whitby, Ontario CAN
Defence Conor O Brien Malahide, IRL
Offence Tim O Connor Rochester, NY USA
Offence Kevin Owens Fairfield, CT USA
Defence Paul Murran Waterford, IRL
Goalie Colm Murphy Bray, IRL
Defence Andrew McBride Calgary, AB CAN
Offence Stephen Keogh Toronto, Ontario CAN
Defence Tadhg Bolger Dublin, IRL
Offence Daniel Kelly Peabody, MA USA
Transition Zak Jordan London, England UK
Offence Brian Gillis N. Vancouver, BC CAN
Transition Sean Gibson Dublin, IRL
Transition Conor Dockery Athlone, IRL
Defence Ryan Doran Galway, IRL
Goalie Michael Cregan Georgetown, Ontario CAN
Transition Sonny Campbell Galway, IRL
Offence Ciarán Boylan Dublin, IRL
Defence Mike Bradshaw Scarborough, Ontario CAN

Position Name Residence
Head Coach Jeff Dowling
Assistant Coach Geoff Conn
Assistant Coach Tom Howe

Check out this short documentary of the Indoor Team Selection Camp produced by Tom Beary.

‘Playing the Creator’s Game’ from oneshotBeary on Vimeo.

Brief History

The Irish Men’s Indoor National Team has been in existence since 2007. The team has played in the following fully-sanctioned tournaments:

Year Tournament Location Result
2007 World Indoor Championships Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 8th place
2011 World Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 7th Place
2015 World Indoor Championships TBD TBD

For information on eligibility for the Irish national team, check the ‘National Team Eligibility’ section of this website. Individuals who are interested in trying-out for the Irish national team must attend the relevant selection camp – information about these selections camps will be posted on this website.

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