With thanks to Claire O’Brien
For the first time ever Ireland will field an under-19 male team at the Lacrosse World Championships in Canada next month.
If your knowledge of Lacrosse is limited to thinking it’s hockey with funny sticks or the jolly game played by girls in an Enid Blyton boarding school story, think again.
It’s the second fastest team sport on the planet and it’s full contact.
Two young men from Carlow will be on that team. They are seventeen year old Ruairi Dunbar and his 21 year old brother Gearoid, who is allowed to play because it’s Ireland’s first time at this level.
Both were selected to represent Ireland at trials in Limerick last summer and have been training and fundraising for the trip since then.
Ruairi is a fifth year student at St Mary’s Academy CBS in Carlow.
They need to raise funds for the travel and if you’d like to get behind the boys, is taking place at Eire Og tonight (Friday 3rd June) at 9pm.
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