The biggest college lacrosse tournament of the year, Dublinfest, ended yesterday. It was a big success for the UCD Lacrosse program. The Men's A-team went undefeated the first two days but lost to Nottingham University in the semi-finals. The Men's B-team went 3-4 losing to the UCD-A team in the quarter finals. The girls team, although shorthanded, played great ending up in third place after two days but losing in the quarter-finals to Manchester University.
The UCD men's team entered two squads in the tournament racking up a combined record of 6 wins 4 losses and 1 tie. A great showing considering most of the guys are first year players.
Dublinfest is just an excuse for the English kids to come to Dublin and party. The UCD kids were very well behaved during the tournament, but as soon as the games were over on Day 3 they cut loose.
After 7 months of practices & games the UCD kids played extremely well. They made their coach very proud.
Our teams tournament MVP had to be our goalie, Kevin Quinn who only started playing lacrosse 4 months ago, but played as goalie for both UCD men's teams during the tournament ! He played in 13 games in 3 days...holy moly !
After the Championship game, where Nottingham beat Munich, my UCD knuckleheads charged onto the field to bring beer to the German guys...and help them celebrate a great tournament. Video below.
While the team who won the tournament was taking their team picture before heading back to England, The Irish kids thanked them for coming and gave them a warm sendoff.