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Final Standings Green Group
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The Irish National Team for the 2002 World Championships consisted of Americans, Canadians, Australians, South Africans and Englishmen from Irish backgrounds. The team was the brain-child of Goalie Joe Garvey and its purpose in competing at the Championships was to raise the profile of Lacrosse in Ireland. A Tout of Ireland to promote the game would follow. Ireland competed brilliantly in the Green (third) Division, winning all five matches, finishing in 13th Place
Ireland 16 Hong Kong 1 – 6 July 2002This was the first full men’s International played by Ireland in 70 years, and they got off to a roaring start, scoring 10 goals in the first half. Hong Kong pulled one back however Ireland ran out easy winners under the consistent attack of Peter Soden, Kevin Dowd, Brian McGettigan, and Dan Daley.
Ireland 14 Korea 5 – 7 July 2002Ireland rattled off five goals in the first quarter to keep up the momentum from Day 1. Brothers John and Dan Daley both found the net in a fast-paced game which Ireland dominated, going in 8-0 up at the half. Three more goals were scored in the first three minutes of the second half before Korea managed to steady themselves and get on the scoresheet, leaving the score 12-2 at the end of the third quarter. Pat McGee in attack and Kevin Dowd in midfieeld were tireless throughout. Ireland relaxed late in the last quarter letting the Koreans score three more goals, however Ireland ran out easy 14-5 winners.
Ireland 19 New Zealand 3 – 8 July 2002Ireland showed good communication, passing and movement in their third game of the Championships against New zealand with the confidence running high. Dan Daley and Pat McGee scored 10 goals between them as coach Richie Moran ensured the stayed fired up, running out easy 19-3 winners.
Ireland 15 Hong Kong 0 – 9 July 2002Ireland took their time getting into this match as it wasn’t until the fifth minute that Kevin Dowd opened the scoring , and then 12 minutes had elapsed before Dan Daley set up brother John for the second goal. It was a hot-tempered match with one Hong Kong player sentoff for cracking his stick off the back of an Irish players head. The second goal, however, seemed to settle the Irish team and they went in 6-0 up at half-time. John Daley had six goals in total, as Pat McGee and Dan Leidl got on the scoresheet before half-time. More goals came in the second half as Kevin Moran and John Daley got on the scoresheet. Dan Nolan scored late from a Mike Conway pass to finish off the shutout win.
Ireland 16 Korea 3 – 10 July 2002Ireland’s last match of the tournament was a re-match against the Koreans. Ireland scored four gosals in each quarter as the teams played in heavy showers. Ireland’s defence made the difference early on as Korea stuggled to get on the scoreboard until netting two in the second quarter. The Daley brothers teamed up in the last quarter to finish off Korea, and finish the tournament with a 100% record. 
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 2002 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup02/index.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2002 – report, 7th July 2002 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup02/reports07.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2002 – report, 8th July 2002 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup02/reports08.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2002 – report, 9th July 2002 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup02/reports09.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2002 – report, 10th July 2002 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup02/reports10.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
 Activity Workshop (2018) Lacrosse World Championships 2002 – report, 11th July 2002 [Internet] Available from: https://activityworkshop.net/lacrosse/worldcup02/reports11.html [Accessed 12 January 2018]
Thanks to Cillian Murphy (Ireland Lacrosse Commissioner)
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