World Lacrosse and the Limerick Organizing Committee announced today the new date and name for the World Championship that will be held in 2021 in Limerick, Ireland. The championship will be called the 2021 World Lacrosse Men’s U20 World Championship. And the competition dates will be June 17-26, 2021 at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland. The new date and name were confirmed by the World Lacrosse Board of Directors today during its monthly call.
In March 2020, in response to the global pandemic brought about by the COVID-19 virus and based upon input from its member-National Governing Bodies and Continental Federations, World Lacrosse made the decision to postpone the 2020 World Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship. The event was originally scheduled for July 9-18, 2020 in Limerick.
In April 2020, World Lacrosse confirmed the World Championship would be staged in 2021 with the following modifications:
The event age eligibility will be raised to U20, with certain dispensations still allowed. The lower age for eligibility will remain 16 years old; National Teams that had not originally entered the event for 2020, but have an interest in doing so for 2021, will be considered by World Lacrosse.
In addition to the 2021 World Lacrosse Men’s U20 World Championship, a record 30 nations are confirmed to compete in the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship from July 7-17, 2021 at Towson (Md.) University in the United States.