World Lacrosse Men's U-19 World Championship
& Lacrosse World Festival
9-18 July 2020, Limerick, Ireland
The World Lacrosse Men's U-19 World Championship comes to Limerick in July 2020. A record 20 world teams have confirmed their participation so far!
The World Festival Tournament will run alongside the World Championship and will feature youth, adult and masters men's and women's teams.
If you are interested in registering a team for the Festival, visit the Festival page for further details.
To purchase Fan/Supporter tickets, visit the Fan page.
The match schedule for the World Championship will be announced in March.
All the latest information about the event is available in the published Newsletters
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Statement regarding COVID-19
World Lacrosse is closely monitoring developments related to the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including the response and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and leading public health authorities around the world.
We strongly encourage our member-National Governing Bodies and Continental Federations to do the same by regularly visiting the WHO web site, which provides useful recommendations and practical advice on how best to help contain the spread of the virus:
At present the event will go ahead as planned and will be organised in line with the guidelines we receive from the relevant healthcare authorities. A final decision on the event will be made in April. We will notify all attendees of any change in this situation.
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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 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 is being once again hosted by Canada, and includes an expanded field of fifteen teams which includes previous participants Canada, USA, Iroquois Nationals, Australia, England, Germany, Korea and Scotland, as well as newcomers Israel, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mexico, Spain, China and of course Ireland.
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 2020 event!
Ireland wins bid to host 2020 Men’s
Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships!
Michael Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of Ireland Lacrosse, is pleased to announce that Ireland has been successful in its bid to host the 2020 Men’s Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships. The bid was developed in partnership between Ireland Lacrosse (the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse in Ireland), Event Ireland (a division of Failte Ireland), Abbey Events and the University of Limerick.
The tournament will take place from 9-18 July 2020 at the University of Limerick. UL provides an outstanding venue for this event, with its top-class sports facilities, residential accommodation and extensive food options, all co-located on a beautiful campus along the River Shannon.