Selection Process for the 2019 Men’s U20 Irish National Team

Ireland Lacrosse will be participating in the inaugural European Lacrosse Federation (ELF) Men’s Under-20 Championships to be held in, Prague, Czech Republic in the summer of 2019 (28 June-7 July (if more than 10 teams) o1-7 July (if less than 10 teams)).

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

Additional Player Eligibility per the ELF for the U20 European Championships:

  1. Players must have been born between 1 September 1998 and July 2003 (exact date in July to be confirmed – must be 16 years old on the day before the tournament starts, and the tournament dates have not yet been set).
  2. No player may have NCAA experience. This applies to both passport and non-passport holders. MCLA (or club lacrosse at a D1/2/3 school) is acceptable.

Further information about the selection process for this team will be posted here in July/August 2018.

 

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13 Comments

    • Bill Hall

      18/05/2018

      Is the team that plays in the U20 European Championship in Czech in 2019 the same team that will be competing in the World Championships in Limerick in 2020?

    • Michael Kennedy

      18/05/2018

      There are slightly different eligibility criteria for the two different teams (U20s in 2019 and U19s in 2020) – obviously the age range will be different, and for the Euro U20s in 2019 there is an added provision that no active NCAA D1/2/3 player is eligible (club or MCLA is acceptable) – this won’t be the case in 2019. The coaching staff for the Irish team is expected to be the same for both teams.

    • Bill Hall

      21/05/2018

      Thanks for the feedback Michael. When and where are the tryouts for the U19 team that will be competing in Limerick in 2020?

    • Michael Kennedy

      22/05/2018

      We haven’t yet defined the selection process for the men’s U19 team for the 2020 World U19s in Limerick – details will be posted on our website as and when they are available

    • Will Beake

      30/05/2018

      Hello, I am a lacrosse player of Irish decent living in North America and I am very interested in playing for team Ireland. Ironically, I am actually going to be in Ireland during the tryout in New York. I have attached my highlights from this season. Please contact me back and hopefully we can work something out. Thank you.

    • Michael Kennedy

      31/05/2018

      Hi – do you have an Irish passport? Or a parent or grandparent born in Ireland?

    • Will Beake

      31/05/2018

      Yes, my grandmother was born and raised in Dublin. Lots of close relatives still in Ireland.

    • Garvin McKee

      05/06/2018

      Hi,
      My son Patrick is really interested in playing for Ireland in the U20s next year and the U19s in 2020. He is an Irish passport holder already ( I am from Tyrone) so that’s, not a problem. He currently plays for Long Island Express, Long Island Sting and Deerfield Academy as a defenseman. You can check out his highlight reel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJa3lGZ09kM . He will try to make it to the tryouts on Sunday but he is already committed to play at a tournament at Sachem High School LI on Saturday and Sunday this week end.

    • Sharon Fearey

      05/06/2018

      Hi. My sons are Irish citizens living in U.S. and interested in trying out for selection but are not able to be at the Bayville tryout. Is there another way for them to tryout?

    • Liam Gately

      12/07/2018

      What is the reason that players cannot have any NCAA experience? I will have one year of experience next summer but would still love to play.

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