UPDATE: Selection Process for the 2019 Irish Women’s National Teams

2019 is a big year for Ireland Women’s Lacrosse! The Irish women’s senior national team will compete in the 2019 European Championships (16-25 July 2019 in Netanya, Israel) and Ireland’s first under-19 women’s national team will compete in the 2019 World U-19 Championships (1-10 August 2019 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada).

Selection events for these two Irish women’s national teams were held in both Ireland (23-24 June 2018 at ALSAA in Dublin) and the USA (3-5 August 2018 at the School of the Holy Child in New York). Based on performance at these events, selected players have been invited to participate in a National Team Training Camp (NTTC) in Ireland.  The details regarding the NTTC are as follows:

National Team Training Camp (NTTC):

  • Friday, 30 November, 6-9pm                                            Belvedere College 4G Rugby Pitch – Distillary Road (https://g.co/kgs/mbdHJq)
                                                                                                          This is an artificial grass pitch with lights.  Footwear: cleats or runners

  • Saturday, 1 December, 9am-4pm                                    Trinity College Sports Grounds – Santry (https://g.co/kgs/Uq6rJG)
                                                                                                          All grass soccer pitch.  Footwear: cleats

  • Sunday, 2 December, 9am-1pm                                       Trinity College Sports Grounds – Santry (https://g.co/kgs/Uq6rJG)
                                                                                                          All grass soccer pitch.  Footwear: cleats

Weather:  Expect the weather in Dublin in late November/early December to be cold and wet.  Dress appropriately.

Local Transportation:  Besides driving, the Distillary Road venue (Belvedere College) is serviced via the Aircoach #700 to within a 10 minute walk to the location.  The #41 public bus also has a route that travels near to Belvedere College.

Accommodation:  Players are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.  Both venues are north of Dublin City, so hotels near the airport (Clayton, Crowne Plaza, Carlton) or properties in Drumcondra are recommended.

Pinnie:  Be sure to bring the pinnie you received at the selection camp (Dublin or New York)

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

The cost of participation and associated payment deadlines for the NTTC has been notified to invited players.  Information about the financial management of Ireland Lacrosse (including the Irish National Teams) is available at Ireland Lacrosse BF&SC Report (v3.0, Sept 2018)



    • Judith Neuman


      Pressing payment button brings me to Paypal. after setting up an account especially for this I have no idea where to find lacrosse ireland to make the payment to.,

    • Michael Kennedy


      go to http://www.paypal.com, click on ‘Personal’ at the top, then click on ‘send money’, then press the ‘Send Money’ again button, login to PayPal, click ‘Send Money to Friends and family’, enter the email address pay@irelandlacrosse.ie, click next, enter the relevant amount, put relevant information on the narrative, press continue, and then continue to follow the process to send the payment.

    • Kathy


      Please could you let me know the age criteria for the U19 World championships in 2019. What is the cutoff DOB for being classed as u19? Thanks

    • Michael Kennedy


      Players must be born on or between 1 September 1999 and 31 July 2004 to be eligible for the Irish U19 team due to compete in the 2019 World U19 Championships. Age eligibility rules and dates are set by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL).

    • Kathy


      Have any further details been issued yet for the trials this weekend? Thank you

    • Michael Kennedy


      An email from National Teams Director John Cavanaugh was issued to all registered player-candidates yesterday. This contains all relevant information for the tryout in Dublin this coming weekend.

    • Lauren


      Hi there, i registered for the 2019 Women’s National team tryout in Rye, New York in August, and i was wondering if there was any way to confirm that I had been registered for this event.

    • Michael Kennedy


      Hi Lauren – yes we can confirm that you are fully registered and paid up for the women’s tryout in Rye, New York on 3-5 August. Further information will be provided to player-candidates closer to the date. We note from your registration form that you do not have an Irish passport (you have maternal grandparents born in Ireland) – we would advise you to continue working on getting your Irish passport. You do not need to have it in advance of the tryout, but your possible selection for the team will depend on it.

    • Jane Andrews


      Hi Michael, Thank you for the email advising that Madeline Andrews had not yet completed the tryout card. She has submitted it today. Can you please confirm that you have all necessary paperwork for the tryout? Thank you for your assistance. Jane

    • Michael Kennedy


      Hi Jane – yes, we got Madeline’s registration form. She’s all set!

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