The Victoria Shamrocks were inducted into the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame on their 50th anniversary .The team was born with the opening of Memorial Arena in 1950 and they have enjoyed a storied, almost fabled, existence. The Shamrocks can boast that some of the greatest lacrosse players in the world were proud to wear the famous green and white. The Shamrocks won the Mann Cup Canadian Senior "A" championship six times --in 1955, 1957, 1979, 1983, 1997 and 1999 along with twelve league titles and eleven playoff finals. There was the heyday of the 1950s, the dry spell of the 1960s, the renaissance of the 1970s, evolution of the 1980s and the days of thunder in the 1990s. Through it all, the Shamrocks have provided us with so many memorable summer nights at Memorial Arena and have become an integral part of the Greater Victoria community.