Ireland’s first World Championship with Irish based players, captained by UCD’s Michael Kennedy, saw them storm through the opening group games before losing to Australia and Japan in the knockout stages. Ireland finished 7th with a win over Germany in their last match.
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ILF World Championship London Ontario 2006
Red Division Results
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|Semi-Finals Day (5-8 Place)|
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Ireland ran out easy winners of the division, defearing Hong Kong, Italy, scotland and Wales, notching up double figures in each match while holding their opponents to single figures.
Ireland 5 Australia 21 – 18 July 2006
Topping the Red Division saw Ireland face-off against Australia in the Quarter-Finals. With more expierence and better conditioning Australia ran out 21-5 winners, although it was not until the final quarter, when Australia ran off 12 unanswered goals, that Ireland were finally dispatched, as Ireland held them close for the first three quarters, the scores 5-2, 8-3, 9-5 at the end of each quarter. Connor O’Rourke netted two for Ireland and Tim Chryssikos, Brian Murray, and Michael Hartfolis one each for Ireland.
Ireland 9 Japan 11 – 20 July 2006
Japan raced out to an early lead against Ireland, leading 3-1 after the first quarter and 8-2 at the half.It was a lead the would hang on to despite a second half Irish comebac, bringing the scores to 10-6 after three and 11-9 by the final whistle.
Ireland 13 Germany 5 – 22 July 2006
Ireland played Germany for the first time since the 2001 European Championships, where Ireland debuted and lost every match, in the match for 7th Place. Ireland ran out comfortable 13-5 winners to finish off a successful tournament for the team.
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]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2006 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup06/index.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2006 – report, 14th July 2006 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup06/reports14.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2006 – report, 19th July 2006 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup06/reports19.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2006 – report, 20th July 2006 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup06/reports20.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Pointstreak (2006) SCOREBOARD [Internet] Available from: http://pointstreak.com/framed/prostats/scoreboard.html?leagueid=336&seasonid=1285 [Accessed 12 January 2018]
Thanks to Brian Bird & Cillian Murphy (Ireland Lacrosse Commissioner)
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