REMINDER: Selection Process for the 2018 Irish Men’s National Team (field)

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Ireland Lacrosse will be holding a number of Irish senior men’s national team selection events in 2017 – in New York, Boston and Dublin.  These events will be used to select the Irish men’s senior national team (field) which will compete in the 2018 World Championships in Netanya, Israel (12-21 July 2018), and they will also be used to select the Éire team which will be competing in the ‘Festival’ tournament taking place alongside the World Championships.

To register, players must complete the Ireland Lacrosse Tryout Registration Form.  Please designate which of the three events you intend to attend (player-candidates should only attend one event).

Event Details:

  • Sunday, 25 June 2017, 9am-1pm:                              Suffolk PAL Complex, 700 Furrows Road, Holtsville, New York 11742, USA

  • Saturday, 1 July 2017, 9am-1pm:                             Babson College, 231 Forest Street, Babson Park, Massachusetts 02457-0310, USA

  • Saturday, 30 September 2017, 9am-1pm:              ALSAA, Old Airport Road, Toberbunny, Co. Dublin, Ireland

It is recommended that players based outside of Europe attend either (not both) the New York or Boston event, and players based in Ireland and the rest of Europe are advised to attend the Dublin event.  Where a non-European-based player wishes to attend the Dublin event, they should email info@irelandlacrosse.ie outlining the reasons why.

Based on performance at these events, selected players will be invited to Dublin to participate in a Final Tryout/Training Camp at the end of October 2017.  Following this, final selection will be made for the 2018 Irish national and Éire teams.  Attendance at the Final Tryout/Training Camp is mandatory to be considered for selection for either the Irish national team or the Éire team.

The Ireland Lacrosse – National Team Vision provides information regarding Player Eligibility and the Player Selection Policy.

In order to participate in any Ireland Lacrosse events, including any tryouts, you must also be a registered and paid member of Ireland Lacrosse. You can register for Ireland Lacrosse membership through the Ireland Lacrosse Membership Registration Form.

The Tryout Registration Fee for the New York and Boston events is €100. The Tryout Registration Fee for the Dublin event is €20. Selection the relevant fee below and click the ‘Pay Now’ button to make this payment. Payment must be made in advance of participation in the events.


Tryout Registration Fee



12 Comments

    • Greg Murphy

      23/02/2017

      What are the eligibility requirements?

    • Coach Arnold

      24/02/2017

      Even if you don’t qualify for the Men’s National Team, you can try out for the Eire team.

    • edward bell

      24/08/2017

      USASir / Madam.

      I would like to advise you of my nephew Aidan Vizi who is an exceptional Lacrosse player. He is an Irish citizen but has grown up lived and plays in the USA in the state of Connecticut. He is a very strong LSM. He is currently entering his last year in high school and plays in the Connecticut Interscholastic athletic conference. Aidan went to the under armour American conference day. Aidan has been recruited pre junior year by a number of leading lacrosse colleges including Holy cross , Acquinas, Ancilla , JOhnson college , Hood college, Suny jefferson and Concordia University amongst others. he is currently making his choice from amongst these fine a educational institutions and leading sporting programmes I feel he is a strong contender to be to an excellent addition to the team. I eagerly await your reply regards Edward.

    • Michael Kennedy

      25/08/2017

      Hi Edward – could you please send Aidan’s exact date of birth and confirmation as to whether he has an Irish passport (not just citizenship but a passport) to info@irelandlacrosse.ie ? Also, we would encourage you and Aidan to become members of Ireland Lacrosse via http://ila.membery.io/#

    • John F Marrs

      24/09/2017

      Michael,
      We missed the tryouts in the US, but my son would be very interested in trying out/playing for Ireland. My son, John Patrick Marrs is 15 years old and is an Irish Passport holder. He plays for the Laxachusetts 2021 team and will play for Dexter High School.
      I am not sure if he is Too young for your team, but he is a lefty long pole Defenseman and is 6’1″ 165lbs. If he can add value, please let me know, and we will register. If not, you will see us at tryouts next year.
      Thank you

    • Michael Kennedy

      25/09/2017

      Just sent you an email regarding possible future events that your son may be eligible for.

    • Brian Bradley

      26/10/2017

      Any more spots open. My son plays for UAlbany Lacrosse and is 18. Could actually become an Irish citizen.

    • Michael Kennedy

      26/10/2017

      Hi Brian – not at present. We would suggest that your son obtains an Irish passport if he is indeed eligible for one so that he can tryout for future Irish national teams. We would also recommend that you become members of Ireland Lacrosse via http://ila.membery.io/#

    • Jane Vizi

      26/10/2017

      Hi Michael I am following up about my son Aidan Vizi whom my brother had mentioned. His date of birth is April 7th 2000 and he does have an Irish passport. He is a senior this year, and I would love to get some information about the team and tryouts.

    • Michael Kennedy

      02/11/2017

      Hi Jane – we also got your email and will respond directly that way!

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