Lacrosse

We are the University of Galway Lacrosse Team! We play women's style 6s and field, but all players of any gender are welcome to join. Open to players of all skill levels, no experience required. Lots of craic to be had, fitness and fun in one! We also have opportunities to play box lacrosse in partnership with Dublin based clubs. Players not apart of the University are welcome to join as well!


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We are the University of Galway lacrosse, with currently a mixed team playing the women's style. We train once a week and provide gear for all members of the club. Participation in training is vital as picking up lacrosse skills requires practice, especially for most as it can be a new sport. We enter the Irish Lacrosse Leagues every year and play all over Ireland. In 2016, the women's team won the ILL and had the opportunity to represent Ireland abroad in a national tournament. These experiences have enriched the lacrosse team at University of Galway and motivated us in #growingthegame. We love the craic at our club and encourage team activities and social events. Creating a good experience with the club ensures a successful and memorable team we hope to keep at University of Galway Lacrosse. We also compete in international events apart of Ireland Lacrosse and Team Eire, with some of our members being selected to play on national teams at World Championships!

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In 2021, two of our teammates, Julia Egan and Sarah Hontz, were selected for the Elite developmental team on the Ireland Women's Lacrosse team after attending Ireland Lacrosse trials. They participated in tournaments for Ireland Lacrosse, including the World's festival held in Towson, Maryland summer 2022.  In 2024, Sarah Hontz was selected to be apart of the first ever women's box lacrosse team for Ireland Lacrosse, and will be competing the the inaugural world championship in Utica NY, Sept 2024.

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Each college year we select members from the team to become a part of the committee. The positions within the committee include Women's Captain, Men's Captain, Treasury, Secretary, Public Relations Officer (PRO), and Ordinary Committee Members (OCM). 

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Give the medicine game a try and come out for Lacrosse!  

History

Founded in 2009, the club is continuously growing. A sport invented by the Native Americans, it has grown extremely popular in the United States and the number of countries participating increases each year. The men's version of the sport is known for its speed, skill, and physicality, while the women's game is extremely exciting and skilful.  There are currently 3 disciplines of lacrosse, field, sixes, and box lacrosse.  We currently play sixes and field, although members do play box lacrosse apart of team ireland.

Achievements

3rd in the inaugural season of the Irish Lacrosse League (ILL).

Reached the Semi-Finals of the Dublinfest tournament, beating some of the strongest teams from all over the UK. The men's team have continuously grown and improved, with players going on to represent Ireland at World Championships on the Men's U19 National Team, Men's Senior National team and Indoor National Team.

The University of Galway Lacrosse Women's team is one of the most successful women's clubs in the brief history of the Irish Women's Lacrosse League (IWLL), having won the Newtownards Cup on three occasions, most recently in 2019, and winning the IWLL in their second season. They have also represented Ireland at European competitions and on the World stage at World Championships. The club won Most Improved Club at the 2014 University of Galway Sports Awards.

The women's team successfully defended their IWLL title in 2016.

In 2021, two of our teammates were selected for the Elite development Ireland Women's Lacrosse team; Julia Egan and Sarah Hontz.

In 2024, our club captain, Sarah Hontz, was selected to represent Ireland at the inaugural Box Lacrosse Championship.

Meetings

Training takes place every Thursday at the cages in Corrib Village from 6:30 to 8 pm. 

We provide the gear so no need to bring your own lacrosse stick, just bring yourself and clothing suitable to run around in! 

 

Contact Us

Drop an email to us at lacrosse@clubs.universityofgalway.ie or a DM on instagram: universityofgalwaylax

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We are the University of Galway Lacrosse Team! We play women's style 6s and field, but all players of any gender are welcome to join. Open to players of all skill levels, no experience required. Lots of craic to be had, fitness and fun in one! We also have opportunities to play box lacrosse in

Committee Members
Vice Captain:Kara Wilson
Vice Captain:Sarah Hontz
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