Pennsylvania Shamrocks

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Pennsylvania Shamrocks
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Founded 2011
Colors Kelly green, orange, hunter green, cream
                   
Head Coach Barry Powless
General Manager TBD
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The Pennsylvania Shamrocks were an American professional indoor lacrosse team based in Pennsylvania. They were a charter member of the Professional Lacrosse League (PLL). They were previously known as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Shamrocks and planned to play in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area before losing their lease to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

History[edit]

A franchise of the upstart North American Lacrosse League based in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area was announced in June 2011, the first of five total teams announced.[1] The name and logos were announced on July 14, 2011 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort in Wilkes-Barre. Jim Jennings, former commissioner of the National Lacrosse League is the owner and team president of the club.[1] They were initially scheduled to play in the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.[2]

On December 31, 2011, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and three of the four other teams announced the NALL had fired its acting commissioner and would move to a fall schedule. This measure led to a rift in the organization that was resolved in court, with the fall faction organizing as the Professional Lacrosse League.[1][3] On February 6, 2012, the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority announced it has terminated the agreement for the Shamrocks to play in the Mohegan Sun Arena.[2] Now known as the Pennsylvania Shamrocks, the team is reportedly seeking a new venue for the 2012 season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Andy Crossley (January 8, 2012). "Is This The Nuttiest League in America?". funwhileitlasted.com. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Bombulie, Jonathan (February 7, 2012). "Arena authority pulls plug on Shamrocks". The Citizens' Voice. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Laurel Pfahler (January 8, 2012). "North American Lacrosse League Splits In Two". laxmagazine.com. Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Jack N. Goods (May 2, 2012). "PLL: Paul Stewart Named VP of Lacrosse Operations". inlaxwetrust.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.