2022 World Lacrosse Men's U21 World Championship
10-20 August 2022
2022 Lacrosse World Festival
16-19 August 2022
New Dates Confirmed for 2022 World Lacrosse Men's U21 World Championship
World Lacrosse confirmed the new dates for the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship, which will be staged from
August 10-20, 2022 in Limerick, Ireland at the University of Limerick.
The new dates were approved by the World Lacrosse Board of Directors following a review of possible dates and consultation with the member-National Governing Bodies expected to send teams. The World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship will be hosted by Ireland Lacrosse, the National Governing Body for Lacrosse in Ireland.
The age-group World Championship was originally scheduled for the summer of 2020 in Limerick but was postponed to August 2022 due to safety concerns arising from the global pandemic, along with limitations on team training and travel.
Ordinarily, the upper age of eligibility for the age-group World Championship would be U20, but on a one-time basis in 2022, in order to make certain athletes are not deprived of the opportunity to compete, it is being raised to U21.
The dates for the Lacrosse World Festival are also now confirmed as 16-19 August 2022.
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 nations 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!
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.
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