Irish Lacrosse Union Championship of Ireland 1890-1897

Finals 1890-1897

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Reference: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


North won the Championship of Ireland 6-4 against Ards in 1890, who then went on to lose the next two finals against Rugby (3-2 & 6-4) before winning at the fourth attempt in 1893, defeating Rugby handsomely 8-2.

North of Ireland won the following year, and then Ards won it back in 1895, winning 9-4 against North this time. Rugby won 3-0 against Ards in 1897, their third victory in the Final against Ards in the 1890s.



[1] The Belfast News-Letter “Lacrosse: N.I.L.C. v Ards LC – The Flag Championship of 1890” Monday, September 22, 1890. pg. 8.

[2] The Belfast News-Letter “Lacrosse: Final Match of the Champion Flag of Ireland: Rugby v Ards” Monday, September 28, 1891. pg. 8.

[3] The Irish News and Belfast Morning News “Lacrosse: Championship of Ireland” Monday, October 3, 1892. pg. 7.

[4] The Belfast News-Letter “Lacrosse: The Irish Shield Competition – Ards v Rugby” Monday, October 2, 1893. pg. 8.

[5] The Belfast News-Letter “Irish Lacrosse Union” Saturday, April 6, 1895. pg. 8.

[6] The Belfast News-Letter “Lacrosse: Championship of Ireland – Ards v North” Monday, September 18, 1895. pg. 8.

[7] The Belfast News-Letter “Lacrosse:” Wednesday, October 6, 1897. pg. 8.


Thanks to Cillian Murphy, Ireland Lacrosse.

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