20 January 2020 – Today, the dates and process for the Women’s Senior National Team selection were announced by Head Coach Sarah Walsh. The team, set to compete in the 2021 World Championship, will have two initial rounds of team selection held over the last two weekends of May 2020 in Dublin, Ireland and Rye, New York. Selected player-candidates will be invited to a callback training camp in Dublin, Ireland in mid-August 2020.
- 22-24 May, 2020 @ TBA
- 29-31 May, 2020 @ School of the Holy Child, Rye, New York; full schedule of sessions TBA
- 14-16 August, 2020 @ TBA
The National Team Vision, inclusive of eligibility and selection rules, can be found here. Click here to register for the 2020 selection events. All player-candidates must also be members of Ireland Lacrosse.
The selection process is a departure from previous years, with an earlier timeline and more events for interested player-candidates to attend. The goal of this change being more time to train as a team after final selection, lending to more team unity and identity going into the 2021 World Championship. The 2021 World Championship is to be held in Baltimore, Maryland on the campus of Towson University. A hotbed of lacrosse in the United States, it will have a fantastic atmosphere for all involved: players, staff and fans.
The Women’s Senior National team, affectionally referred to as the “Girls in Green” finished 13th at the 2017 World Championship in Surrey, United Kingdom, defeating Germany. This past summer, the team finished 7th at the 2019 European Championship in Netanya, Israel, defeating Netherlands in the final game. The 2019 EC was the first appearance in the Blue Division for an Irish women’s team. While the Girls in Green finished pool-play with a 2-3 record, the three loses came to the hands of the 2nd place Israeli team and 3rd place Welsh by 2 points each, and the eventual champions, England.
Questions regarding the selection process can be directed to Assistant Coach Catherine Conway firstname.lastname@example.org