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2022 World Lacrosse Men's U21 World Championship

10-20 August 2022

2022 Lacrosse World Festival

16-19 August 2022
Limerick, Ireland

2022 World Lacrosse Men's U21 World Championship

The  2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship will be take place from 10 - 20 August 2022 at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland. 


A record 23 teams will compete in the Championship and it will be the largest ever age group World Championship staged by World Lacrosse.

Originally a U19 World Championship, the World Lacrosse membership in 2020 approved a change in the upper age of eligibility, raising the event to U20. Due to postponement brought about by the global pandemic, the upper age of eligibility for the men’s age group World Championship is being raised on a one-time basis to U21 for 2022.

The dates for the Lacrosse World Festival are also confirmed as 16-19 August 2022.

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Info Pack


View the Info Pack for extensive event information.

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The Men’s Under-19 World Championships commenced in 1988 with Australia, the USA, Japan and Canada playing host. The championship tournament runs every four years. The USA has won all seven previous championships, but with two losses in the tournament in 2012 held in Turku, Finland, during the round-robin stage, signs of increased parity were showing. ​


Twelve teams attended the 2008 and 2012 U-19 championships, with Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Iroquois Nationals, Japan, Korea, Scotland, USA and Wales in 2008, and the Czech Republic and Netherlands replacing Bermuda and Japan in the 2012 event in Turku.  


The 2016 tournament was once again hosted by Canada, with an expanded field of fourteen teams which included previous participants Canada, USA, Iroquois Nationals, Australia, England, Germany, Korea and Scotland, as well as newcomers Israel, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mexico, China and of course Ireland.  In a close final, the USA came back from an 8-2 deficit to Canada at halftime to win 13-12, scoring the winning goal with 8 seconds remaining in the game to retain their gold medal. Let's hope for an equally thrilling 2022 event!

More Information


Visit the Championship web page for more information on the

World Lacrosse Men's U21 World Championship

Visit the Festival web page for more information on the World Festival.


Follow us on social media@2022worldU21lax for all the latest info!


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