FIL World Championship Manchester 2010
|Final Record: 9th Place||P||W||L||GF||GA||Pct|
Final Standings Orange Division
|Date||Ireland / Round||Opposition|
|Intermediate Round (Top Division)|
|Consolation Round (9-12 Place)|
Every attacker and midfielder got on the scoreboard over 8 days for the Ireland Men’s National Team in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Manchester, england in 2010, as as what was described as a “special group” by Team Director John Cavanaugh showed “great character” to win six of their seven games and finish in 9th place.
Ireland 21 South Korea 3 (Group Phase) – 16 July 2010
Paddy O’Leary scored Ireland’s opening goal as they ran out comfortable 21-3 winners over South Korea. They were 12-1 up at half-time as both offense , midfield and defence all played their part in the victory. Kevin Owens top-scored with 5 Goals, and there were contributions from Brian Gillis (3G), Sean Gibson (2G), Tom Riley (2G), Paddy O’Leary (2G), and one from Kris Prior.
Ireland 23 Slovakia 4 (Group Phase) – 17 July 2010
Ireland had a second good win with a “total team effort” as coach Tim Weir commented. Kris Prior top-scored with 6 goals, and Tom Riley netted 4, as there were contributions from Matt Walsh (2G), John O’Connor (2G), Sean Bodie (2G), and one apiece from seven players: Martin Scanlon, John Ryan, Dan Leidl, Michael Kennedy, Zak Jordan, Brian Gillis, Sean Gibson.
Ireland 16 Switzerland 3 (Group Phase) – 18 July 2010
Ireland built up a ten-goal half-time lead on their way to capturing the Orange Division title with victory over Switzerland. Kris Prior was again top-scorer, with 5 goals, as Brian Gillis and Matt walsh netted three each, and Tom Riley scored two. John Ryan, Kevin Owens, Sean McTernan each scored once, as Ireland won their Group outscoring opponents 60-10.
Ireland 12 Sweden 7 (Play-In Round) – 19 July 2010
Ireland built up a 6-0 first quarter lead under the stellar display of Matt Walsh who scored 5 goals in the quarter alone, out of his total of 6, as Ireland shutout Sweden in the last quarter to halt a comeback, to win by 12-7. Other scorers were Brian Gillis with three, Kris Prior with two and a single goal from Kevin Owens.
Ireland 9 Scotland 15 (Play-In Round) – 20 July 2010
ireland’s fifth game in five days saw tiredness creep in as they surrendered a 6-5 half-time lead to lose 15-9 to a Scottish second-half comeback. Kris prior was again Ireland’s top-scorer with three as John Ryan, Brian Gillis, Sean McTernan each netted two. It was Irelan’s first defeat of the Championships and meant the team had to settle for the 9th-12th Place Playoffs.
Ireland 17 Finland 6 (Placement Games) – 22 July 2010
After a well desreved days’ rest Ireland came out fired up for the meeting with Finland, building up a 10-1 half-time lead. In what was described as a “super effort” by Team Director John Cavanaugh, Ireland won 17-6 with Matt Walsh top-scoring on six and other contributions from Kris Prior (4G), Sean Gibson (2G), Brian Gillis (2G), and one each from Paddy O’Leary, Kevin Owens and John Ryan.
Ireland 15 Sweden 8 (Placement Games) – 23 July 2010
Ireland beat Sweden for the second time to clinch 9th spot in the Final standings. Sweden appeared frustrated by the Irish, giving up numerous penalties, as Ireland scored in three straight man-up situations to overturn a two-goal Swedish lead and go 9-2 up in the second quarter. Ireland would finish out the game, with Conner Sweeney excellent in goal, for a 15-8 victory. Kevin Owens top-scored on 4 goals as John Ryan scored three, and Walsh, Prior and Gillis two each. Tom riley and Paddy O’Leary also got on the scoresheet once, Paddy O’Leary scoring Ireland’s last goal as he had the first of the Championships.
Team Roster (Players and Coaches)
 Ireland Lacrosse (2015) Ireland Lacrosse Logo [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ireland_logo1_text-Revised2015.png [Accessed 6 November 2017]
 Manchester 2010 World Lacrosse Championships – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2010) Group Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20100917073646/http://2010worldlacrosse.com/results/?cmd=group-standings [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Manchester 2010 World Lacrosse Championships – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2010) Game Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20100917073757/http://2010worldlacrosse.com/results/?cmd=game-schedule [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Manchester 2010 World Lacrosse Championships – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2010) Ireland Roster [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20100917105057/http://2010worldlacrosse.com/results/results/?cmd=team-about&teamid=irl [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Manchester 2010 World Lacrosse Championships – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2010) Ireland Game Schedule and Statistics [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20100917095023/http://2010worldlacrosse.com/results/results/?cmd=team-schedule&teamid=irl [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Ireland Lacrosse (2010) WC 2010 GROUP PHASE [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/2010/07/15/wc-2010-group-phase/ [Accessed 13 January 2018]
 Ireland Lacrosse (2010) WC 2010 PLAY-IN GAMES [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/2010/07/18/wc-2010-play-in-games/ [Accessed 13 January 2018]
 Ireland Lacrosse (2010) WC 2010 PLACEMENT GAMES [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/2010/07/21/wc-2010-placement-games/ [Accessed 13 January 2018]
Thanks to Cillian Murphy (Ireland Lacrosse Commissioner)
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