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 the Czech Republic during the summer of 2019 (dates TBC).

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.

A selection camp for North American players interested in trying out for the U20 National Team will be held 10 June 2018 at Centre Island Beach Field, Bayville, New York (USA) from 9am to 1pm (click here for exact location). The top players from this camp will be invited to the Men’s U20 National Team Training Camp (NTTC) that will be held at Gormanston College, Co Meath, Ireland from 27-28 October 2018.

Domestic players and players residing in the UK and Europe interested in trying out for the Men’s U20 National Team can try out at the NTTC at Gormanston College in October.  Following the NTTC, the team will be selected.

To register for the 10 June selection camp in Bayville, New York, players must complete the Ireland Lacrosse Tryout Registration Form (tick the box marked ‘M(U20)-Bayville, 10 June’). The fee for the event in Bayville is €100 and can be paid via the ‘Buy Now’ button below.

Players must also be registered and paid members of Ireland Lacrosse (membership is renewable annually) – you can register for Ireland Lacrosse membership through the Ireland Lacrosse Membership Registration Form.

Registration information for the NTTC at Gormanston College on 27-28 October will be posted here following the 10 June event in Bayville.




    • Bill Hall


      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


      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


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

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