International Rules Hurlacrosse Club Internationals 2009-2018

Hurlacrosse Club Internationals 2009-2018

DateHurling TeamLacrosse Team
03.12.09QUB Hurling5QUB Lacrosse5
25.09.17Darmstadt GAA Hurling5-16 (31)Darmstadt Demons Lacrosse11-3 (36)
2017Darmstadt GAA HurlingDarmatadt Demons Lacrosse
08.10.18Darmstadt GAA HurlingDarmstadt Demons Lacrosse
03.11.18Orange County Wild GeeseTeam Eire Lacrosse


The first Hurlacrosse International Rules Hurling v Lacrosse match took place in 2009 in Queen’s University Belfast between the QUB Hurling and Lacrosse Clubs. With a vague set of rules, the match finished 5-5 with a last minute equaliser for the Hurlers.

In 2017 the Darmstadt GAA and Lacrosse Clubs in Germany started a biannual series with the first set of rules drawn up. The first match finished with a Darmstadt Demons Lacrosse team win of 33 points to 31 (3pts for a goal; 1 for a point).

In 2018 the first Hurlacrosse match was organised in North America, between the GAA Club based in Orange County, California and a Team Eire (Irish-American Lacrosse players).


A Full Set of Rules, drawn up by Darmstadt GAA and Lacrosse clubs is available here:

[5] Darmstadt GAA (2018) Hurlacrosse Rules [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 May 2019]



[1] Ireland Lacrosse (2009) Hurlacrosse [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 December 2017]

Social Media:

[2] Darmstadt GAA (2017) Post September 28 2017:”Hurling/Shinty, Gaelic/Australian Football… Why not Hurling-Lacrosse-Compromise-Rules?” [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 16 March 2019]

[3] Darmstadt GAA (2018) Post October 9 2018:” Still with sore muscles from last weekend’s tournament in Amsterdam we competed in the third biannual Hurling-Lacrosse-Compromise-Rules match against the Darmstadt Demons yesterday. “ [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 16 March 2019]


[4] Play Hurling | You Tube (2018) Hurling v Lacrosse | Hurlacrosse | Los Angeles November 3rd 2018 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 16 March 2019]


Thanks to Shane Mulcahy, Cillian Murphy, Austin Purton & Ciaran Simms.

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