Updated 21 July 2020 – The dates and process for the Women’s Senior National Team selection were updated, and announced, by Head Coach Sarah Walsh. The team, set to compete in the 2021 World Championship, have team selections in Dublin, Ireland the weekend of 9-11 October 2020.
UPDATED (21 July 2020)
Initial Selection Event
- 9-11 October, 2020 – Dublin, Ireland
Callback & Final Selection
- 4-6 December, 2020 – Dublin, Ireland
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, affectionately 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 National Team Manager Laura Stokes firstname.lastname@example.org