• Morgan Fagg

You'll Never Beat the Irish

You'll never beat the Irish, a common chant you can expect to hear from Irish supporters but when it comes to Lacrosse, a sport I know little about, we can proudly proclaim, "You'll never beat the Irish."

While I know the Irish Lacross team has no chance of winning the World Games in 2022, no one will be able to beat them either after an incredible performance catapulted them and the sport on to the world stage while taking them out of the World Games in one swift move.

It is a story the brings a tear to my eye and a smile to my face as the Irish team took one for the sport.

Considering that the sport was created by indigenous people, it is only right that they compete but that didn't seem like an option until recently as they are not a sovereign country.

Once they secured their position, there was another problem, there was no way to compete as there was no room for another team to be added to the line-up.

Quicker than you can say, "Hold my pint", The Irish team scored a point for humanity and withdrew from the competition so the Iroquois Nationals could play.

The Irish team are out but the tricolour is still being flown as the Iroquois Nationals apparently changed their colours from purple and yellow to green, white, and orange.

Fair play to you, in a sport I know little about and cared nothing about, the Irish team who I have never heard about, delivered a powerful play that will have everyone in Ireland shouting.

"Come on Iroquois"

Source: https://www.irishpost.com/news/irish-lacrosse-team-withdraws-from-international-tournament-to-allow-native-american-team-to-compete-192267

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