Pennsylvania Shamrocks

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Pennsylvania Shamrocks
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Team logo
Founded 2011
Colors Kelly green, orange, hunter green, cream
                   
Head coach Barry Powless
General manager TBD
Owner(s) Joe DeLuca, Jim Jennings, John "Jack" Manzella, Aaron Musselman, Anthony "Chip" Santye, Ron Costello and Tom Cataldo

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.