REMINDER: 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 on 29 June-6 July 2019.

The tryout for this team will take place on 27-28 October 2018, from 10am-1pm on Saturday and 10am-12noon on Sunday, at ALSAA (Old Airport Road, Toberbunny, Co. Dublin).

To register, players must complete the Ireland Lacrosse Tryout Registration Form.  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.

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 27 June 2003 (i.e. must be at least 16 years old on the day before the tournament starts).
  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.

The Tryout Registration Fee is €50.  To pay, click the ‘Buy Now’ button below – you will be given the choice to login and pay with PayPal which you can do if you have a PayPal account, or click the button for ‘Pay with a Bank Account or Credit Card’ if you do not have a PayPal account.  Payment must be made in advance of participation in the events.




 

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22 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.

    • maureen gallagher magliocchino

      16/07/2018

      Hi- when are the tryouts for the U20 team ?Czech? I have 2 sons- a goalie and attack. My older son played on the team in Coquitlam.

    • Aidan Dempsey

      30/07/2018

      Hi I am looking to tryout. If you make the team. Are you responsible for paying for the trip to Prague

    • Michael Kennedy

      30/07/2018

      Yes. Players must pay to participate in major tournaments. This is the case throughout international lacrosse.

    • Aidan Dempsey

      24/08/2018

      Are tryouts also for the limerick games in 2020

    • Bill Hall

      23/10/2018

      Michael. My son Liam Hall, who is an Irish Citizen and lives in Denver, Colorado, is very interested in trying out for the U19 team that will compete in Limerick in 2020. Please let me know when that tryout process is solidified. Thank you. Bill

    • Michael Kennedy

      24/10/2018

      Hi Bill – We have not yet set the dates for the 2020 Men’s U19 Team Tryouts. We expect to know (and will publicise) the tryout dates by the end of 2018. We have Liam’s name and email address on our list of eligible players and will be sending an email out once the information is available!

    • Steven Phelps

      08/11/2018

      Will the team be using non passport holders for the 15% allowed by fila rules. We are of Irish descent but to far removed to be eligible to obtain Irish passport.

    • Michael Kennedy

      08/11/2018

      Hi Steven – the FIL rules regarding non-passport-holders restrict those 15% roster spots to individuals who, while not having a passport, must have a parent or grandparent born in the country, marriage with residence, or residence on its own. See section 4 at https://filacrosse.com/wp-content/downloads/competitions_eligibility_men.pdf

      We do have an Éire team which competes in a number of events and tournaments and this team is precisely designed to facilitate individuals with Irish heritage (but who do not qualify for the national team) to get involved with our programme. You can email info@irelandlacrosse.ie for further information.

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