May 31, 2007
Notre Dame, Ind. – The 2007 regular season may be over for the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team, but the Irish will stay together as a team for 12 more days as they make a postseason trip to Ireland and England between May 30 and June 10th.
Head coach Tracy Coyne and her squad will spend six days touring Ireland and four in England while playing a pair of exhibition contests along the way. On Saturday, June 2, Notre Dame will face an Irish lacrosse team at the University College in Dublin at 4:00 p.m. (local time). The second game of the trip will come on Saturday, June 9 when Notre Dame will play England’s Under-19 team at the Cobham Rugby Club in London at 3:30 p.m. (local time).
The remainder of the trip will have the women’s lacrosse team capturing the sites and sounds of both countries as they spend time touring the Irish and English country sides. Und.com will provide updates of the women’s lacrosse teams trip to Europe through reports provided by sophomore goalkeeper Mary Veith (Silver Spring, Md.) and senior midfielder Lena Zentgraf (Charlottesville, Va.) will provide photos.
Here’s a look at some of the places the Irish will visit during their 12-day trip to Europe:
Wednesday, May 30th - Depart New York - JFK International Airport at 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 31st - Arrive Shannon Airport - 6:00 a.m. Travel to Bunratty Castle before driving to Galway, Ireland.
Friday, June 1st - Take Rossaveal Ferry to Irishmore and Isle of Aran Tour for the day and return to Galway in the evening.
Saturday, June 2nd - Travel to Dublin. Game vs. Ireland Lacrosse at University College in Dublin; 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Centre.
Sunday, June 3rd - 10:00 a.m. mass at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral; Guided tour of Dublin during day; trip to Dublin Mountains and Johnnie Fox's Pub for the evening.
Monday, June 4th - Trip to Glendalough Estate for Lunch and Team Building Activity.
Tuesday, June 5th - Take Dublin Ferry to Holyhead, North Wales. Visit city of Chester, England; visit Stratford-upon-Avon; finish day in Oxford, England.
Wednesday, June 6th - Free day in Oxford, England.
Thursday, June 7th - Travel to London for guided tour of England's capital, including the Tower of London and Madame Tussauds.
Friday, June 8th - Free day to tour London. Evening visit to The Apollo Victoria Theatre for performance of "Wicked."
Saturday, June 9th - Travel to Cobham Rugby Club for 3:30 p.m. game versus England's Under-19 Lacrosse Team.
Sunday, June 10th - Depart London for return to New York and JFK International Airport.