The Irish National Indoor Lacrosse Program is happy to announce the inclusion of the U19 Emerald Islanders in the 2016 World Junior Lacrosse Championship. This is the first junior Emerald Islanders team to be assembled. The Emerald Islanders is the official Irish Indoor Lacrosse Development team, that tends to participate in festivals or events outside of the main international tournaments. The team will be coached by current indoor national team Head Coach Jeff Dowling and Assistant Coach Clancy Almas. They will be joined by Coach Matt Firth and Senior National Team Equipment Manager Gus McLaughlin.
The IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship will take place from August 24th through August 27th 2016, and follows last year’s U19 World Lacrosse Challenge. All games are to be held at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena near Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. The tournament welcomes eight teams which include Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic, Ireland (Emerald Islanders), Iroquois East, Iroquois Grand River, Iroquois West, and United States of America. Further details can be found via the tournament website at: http://www.worldjuniorlacrosse.com/
The Emerald Islanders will open their tournament on August 24th against the USA. They will then finish the round robin with games against Iroquois West (August 24th 9:30pm), Iroquois Grand River (August 25th at 5:30pm), and Iroquois East (August 25th at 8:00pm). The teams will then be seeded for the playoff round with the tournament finishing on Saturday August 27th. Click here for the full schedule.
U19 Emerald Islanders Roster