Lacrosse is a Native American Iroquois sport, that was used as symbolic warfare to honour the Creator. While the original pitch length could have been anywhere from 500 meters to 3 kilometres long, with teams ranging from 100 to 1,000-a-side, the modern day game boasts a more standard 100m pitch with 11 players on each team for men’s lacrosse, and 12 for women’s lacrosse.
The game consists of passing and catching the ball in the air with a lacrosse stick (or crosse), to keep possession and ultimately score against the opposition. While the ball is allowed to touch the ground, you are not allowed to handle the ball and it must be picked up using the stick. There are dedicated positions similar to other sports, divided into attack, midfield, defence, and goalkeeper. Women's lacrosse is a mostly non contact sport.
Dublin Lacrosse competes within the Irish Lacrosse league ( ILL) and has regular games both within the pre season ( October - December) and the Season ( January - April). The team is made up of beginners and experienced players. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday @ 9:00 - 10:30pm
Location: RaILWAY UNION HOCKEY CLUB IN Sandymount
Starts: aUGUST 30TH 2017
What you need: Dress in activewear and bring a mouthguard, we will provide the sticks for beginners