DUBLIN, IRELAND – Ireland Lacrosse has announced its roster for the Women’s Senior National Team, which is set to compete in the ELF European Championship, in Netanya, Israel from 16-25 July 2019. The Ireland team enters the tournament ranked 5th in Europe. The Green Machine will compete in the Blue Division against other women’s lacrosse powerhouses including England, Wales, Scotland, Israel and Germany.
The team returns nine players from the 2017 World Cup, and two players from the 2015 European Championship. Six players will be seeking their first cap as members of the Irish National Team.
Cacki Helmer has taken the reins as Head Coach, and will lead the team in her 3rd tournament on staff. Hilary Bowen O’Dougherty and Catherine Conway also return for their 3rd international tournament. Alyson Neagle returns as Athletic Trainer/Physio after a superb performance at the 2017 World Cup.
Coach Helmer “Our 2019 European Championships team will feature several key veteran players, as well as some fresh faces to the National Team. The promise of our program’s potential rises each year, and with new players working their way onto our Senior National Team, we are reminded of the rewards of hard work and the growth of the game of lacrosse. Much of the growth of our game in Ireland is due to the passion and motivation of our senior players. It is with this drive and determination to spread lacrosse throughout Ireland that we have high hopes as a coaching staff for a successful 2019 European Championship run.”