The Iroquois Nationals are headed to the men’s lacrosse competition at The World Games 2022 following a remarkable gesture from Ireland.
Despite qualifying for the tournament, Ireland Lacrosse pulled out of the competition after hearing the Iroquois Nationals were denied a spot in the field by the International World Games Association.
The World Games, a multi-sport competition played every four years, was initially scheduled for this summer in Birmingham, Ala., but was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Only eight lacrosse teams were selected for the tournament based on finishing places at the 2018 World Championships, where the Iroquois came in third and Ireland took 12th.
However, the Iroquois Nationals were initially excluded from the International World Games since they are not a sovereign nation and don’t have an Olympic Committee. But lacrosse’s roots trace back to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which consists of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora Nations. The Nations invented the sport and participate in international competitions as an independent team, the Iroquois Nationals.
Ireland Lacrosse Withdraws from World Games, Gives Spot to Iroquois Nationals (Sports Illustrated)
The Funnies and lacrosse.
Catherine Conway writes:
The Irish Women’s National team will play Germany for the 5th place finish in the European Lacrosse Championships on Saturday morning at 9am.
Do it for Greece.
Watch it loive here.
Ireland have beaten Germany 8-4 and finish 5th overall.
Bail that out.
Lacrosse Team Ireland
Previously: Quarter Given
Ireland’s women’s lacrosse team have been beaten by England 23-4 in the European Championships at the Sports Center Nymburk, Czech Republic this morning.
Score not indicative of effort and level of competition apparently.
Orla McCourt writes:
We’re still in it Broadsheet, play tomorrow for 5th/6th playoff game! Keep rallying the support!!
Ireland Women’s Lacrosse
ELF 2015 Women’s Lacrosse European Championship
Yesterday: Meanwhile In Nymburk
The Irish women’s lacrosse side to take on na Sasanaigh [home of lacrosse] tomorrow at the Sports Center Nymburk, Czech Republic.
Flopsy Walsh writes:
Ireland play England in the QUARTER final of the Women’s Lacrosse European Championships tomorrow AM. Send them some love…
Loive stream here
2015 ELF Women’s Lacrosse European Championship
Thanks Flopsy Walsh
The Irish men’s lacrosse team faced their toughest challenge yet when they faced off against a Haka-pumped (above) New Zealand side in Thursday’s action at the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver.
“New Zealand controlled the first face-off and went straight to goal, but the shot was saved by Sweeney, who quickly cleared the ball back up field to Kris Prior who then buried a shot to put Ireland on the scoreboard first, 1-0. New Zealand quickly equalised however when the long-pole #10 headed straight down-field and scored to make it 1-1. A ding-dong ensued, first Tom Riley scored for Ireland to make it 2-2, followed by a New Zealand equaliser, then Mike McTernan scored his first goal of the day on a spinning jumpshot to make it 3-2. Ireland would then go on to score two more goals to make it 5-2 at the end of the first quarter. The Irish team continued to build on its small margin throughout the game, leading 8-3 at half-time and 11-6 at the end of the third quarter. But New Zealand are a team that plays to the final whistle, and they worked hard in the fourth quarter to reduce the deficit to just two goals (11-9) with just over 2 minutes left in the game. Ireland hung on and ran out 12-10 winners
Ireland will face the [gulp] Germans in their final game of the tourney tonight. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 here at MIDNIGHT (Irish time).
A lengthy weather delayed start failed to dampen the Irish march over the Czech Republic at the Lacrosse World Championships in Denver last night.
It was the Czechs who got their noses in front, scoring the first three goals of the game. The Irish team rallied and halfway through the second quarter had it all tied at 4, but the Czechs nudged ahead again and were up 6-4 at half-time. The weather once again wreaked havoc on the game and there was a second delay at half-time, but, once the game started again, the Czechs scored within the first couple of seconds to make it 7-4. The Irish team dug deep.. The third quarter ended 10-7 in favour of the Czechs, but the Irish team went on to score 5 unanswered goals in a spirited comeback to win the game 12-10
Ireland will face Switzerland today after defeating a fancied Wales team in the other ranking game.
At the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver Ireland suffered their first defeat to
occupied Palestine Israel yesterday.
“Ireland came hard out of the traps and scored the first goal of the game through Tom Burke. But Israel was quick to respond and rattled off 5 unanswered goals to make it 1-5 at the end of the first quarter. Ireland had an outstanding second quarter though – Riley scored three goals, and Burke and Gillis each had one, while Israel managed four goals of its own. This left the score at 6-9 to Israel at half-time. Israel turned up the heat though in the third quarter, where a combination of penalties by Ireland and the goal-scoring threat of Israel’s Lee Coppersmith in particular put the game away for Israel. The final score was 19-8 in favour of Israel…”
Ireland will now face the Czech Republic with a high ranking tournament placing at stake.
No bungs, fast cars or unseemly ‘spit roasts’
Just classic lacrosse played by tough, sinewy gentlemen of the old school.
The Irish men’s Lacrosse team (above) compete in the World Lacrosse Championships, in Denver, Colorado, USA this week.
Their first game is on July 11 against Uganda and throughout the tournament Irish player Conor Walsh will be keeping YOU up to date on Ireland’s progress.
This is the same side that came second in the European Championship so much is EXPECTED,
“As a minority sport, we often struggle to garner public support as there are generally other big tournaments taking place in line with ours.The tournament will run until July 19th with the team competing in 7/8 games over the course of the competition. It is a gruelling schedule.The post-group games kick off on July 14th once the action in Brazil has come to a close…
More to follow.
The flag-forming Irish women’s Lacrosse team sing the national anthem (Get Lucky) in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, ahead of their World Championship match against Latvia at 3pm TODAY.
Live stream here.
You may also support the team by tweeting #COYGIG to @LacrosseIreland
Gwan the fancy netball.
Previously: Lacrosse on Broadsheet
Thanks Conor Walsh
They came. They saw. They conquered their way to a very respectable second place.
Ireland’s adventures in Amsterdam.
Conor Walsh writes:
I have spent the last week pulling together a little highlight video of our trip. Some of the Broadsheet massive might find it interesting to see.