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Ards and Instonians were level on points after Instonians won 4-1 against the former on 19th June 1900. Ards subsequently won another two matches, although the full list of results is unknown at present.
The Irish Lacrosse Union was the Men’s Lacrosse Association in Ireland from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries. The Senior shield was the first 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: Senior Shield Competition” Thursday, June 28, 1900. pg. 3
 The Belfast News-Letter “Lacrosse: Instonians v Collegians Thursday, June 21, 1900. pg. 2
 Newtownards Chronicle & County Down Observer “Lacrosse: Ards v United Belfast Saturday, June 2, 1900. pg. 3
 Newtownards Chronicle & County Down Observer “Lacrosse: Ards v Ormeau Senior Shield” Saturday, June 23, 1900. pg. 3
 Newtownards Chronicle & County Down Observer “Lacrosse: Senior Shield Competition Ards v Collegians” Saturday, July 14, 1900. pg. 3
 Newtownards Chronicle & County Down Observer “Lacrosse: Instonians v Ards” Saturday, July 14, 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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