(WILC2015 NEWS) A pair of NLL veterans — Syracuse University grad Steven Keogh and 13-year pro Andrew McBride — headline Ireland’s roster as new additions to jolt the seventh-ranked world indoor team heading into the 2015 Championships in Syracuse.
Ireland will once again be coached by Jeff Dowling, who also serves as Exec. VP and Director of Lacrosse Operations of C-Lax. Dowling will be 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 four years ago, we are extremely encouraged about our prospects at the 2015 World Games,” said Dowling. “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.”
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Check out a short documentary of the Ireland Indoor Team tryouts, produced by Tom Beary.
2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Website: http://wilc2015.com/
About Ireland Lacrosse
Ireland Lacrosse shall, first and foremost, work to develop the sport of lacrosse throughout the island of Ireland for both men and women and at all levels from youth to adult. Arising out of this development, Ireland Lacrosse shall also oversee, manage and support the Irish national teams – for men and women and at under-age and senior levels.
In pursuit of this mission, Ireland Lacrosse works closely with the Irish Lacrosse Foundation (http://www.irishlacrossefoundation.org), an organisation based in the USA which helps to raise awareness of our programmes, generate support for our national teams, and provide expert advice and assistance to the members of Ireland Lacrosse.
About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 52 member nations and holds five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.