US Lacrosse Convention 2015 Report
|Part of the US Lacrosse display at this week's convention (Photo / T. Flynn)|
Baltimore - The 2015 US Lacrosse Convention concluded Sunday after several days of exhibits, displays and demonstrations. The material covered and instruction offered is too extensive for a single article but suffice to say it was significant. I had the opportunity to welcome in guests while volunteering for US Lacrosse, and assisted several from as far distant as Japan, as well as many from across the country. It was great to see the enthusiasm they were bringing to the event despite long flights and weather reminiscent of an Irish winter: raw, cold, and the sun making only cameos, if at all.
Turning to the Emerald Isle, a level below the registration desk I visited Ireland Lacrosse at their Ireland Lacrosse Foundation booth and met members of the women's team, as well as several other Foundation coaches/administrators. The women's next major event will be held in Prague later this year; unconfirmed, but they may be making a go at the Prague Cup, which appears to have Czech teams and a growing ensemble of international competitors. I'll update the comments section once I confirm.
Michael Kennedy was here from Ireland, and has had a pivotal role in developing a feeder structure in Dublin to fill out the Irish roster. Former Cornell coach Richie Moran was also on hand with the Irish contingent.
|Several members of the Ireland Lacrosse women's side (Photo / T. Flynn)|
The firm will be providing their helmets to the 2015 Notre Dame squad and fans of the Domers will certainly recognize and appreciate both the tradition and skillful design acumen that went into their production.
|Mock-up of a Maryland helmet design on display (Photo / T. Flynn)|
|Assistant Matt Brown instructs DU during a break (Photo / T. Flynn)|