|Senior (1st XII)|
|Junior (2nd XII)|
|Collegians 2nd XII||1||0||1||0||2||7||0|
|Instonians 2nd XII||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ormeau 2nd XII||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Friendly Round 1|
|Friendly Round 2|
|30.05.1900||Instonians 2nd XII||7||Collegians 2nd XII||2|
In preseason Irish Lacrosse Union friendlies in 1900, Instonians won two matches against Ormeau and Collegians 2nd XII, whilst Ards defeated Collegians. In all there were four clubs in the ILU in 1900, with three of them fielding 2nds teams during the season.
The Irish Lacrosse Union was the Men’s Lacrosse Association in Ireland from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries. The Junior Shield was the second level league competition.
Like the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Irish Lacrosse Union season was divided into an opening season (Shield – League Competition), and closing season (Flags – Knockout / Elimination Competition). The Irish Lacrosse Union had two levels, and a representative competition between County Down and County Antrim. It was Men’s only.
 The Belfast News-Letter “Lacrosse: Instonians v Ormeau” Friday, May 26, 1900. pg. 3
 The Belfast News-Letter “Lacrosse: Instonians 2nd XII v Collegians 2nd XII” Friday, June 1, 1900. pg. 3
 Newtownards Chronicle & County Down Observer “Lacrosse: Ards v Collegians” Saturday, June 9, 1900. pg. 3
Past editions of the Belfast Newsletter are available to view on the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/
Past editions of both the Belfast Newsletter and Newtownards Chronicle and County Down Observer are available to view on the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
Thanks to Cillian Murphy, Ireland Lacrosse and Brian Bird.
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