Eligibility Requirements to Play for Ireland’s National Team
1. Be a member of the Irish Lacrosse Foundation.
A Membership form for the Foundation can be downloaded HERE
2. Register and participate at a selection camp.
3. Be willing to participate in ILF fundraising and other activities to continue the development of lacrosse in Ireland.
4. Meet eligibility requirements as listed below.
Eligibility Relating to Dual Passport Holders
Any competitor who is a national of two or more countries at the same time and holding passports of these countries may represent either one of them as he may elect. However, after having represented one country in a recognized (by the Federation International Lacrosse) event, he may not represent another country unless he meets other eligibility conditions set out in the by-laws.
The lower limit age that applies to all World Championships and FIL sanctioned events is 16 years of age as of the day prior to the championship event.
Prime criteria for eligibility is to be a passport holder of Ireland…… but the following
will also be accepted:
Birth / Naturalization (Born in Ireland or naturalized within Ireland. Effectively becomes a passport holder)
(Note: In any situation of naturalization without becoming a Passport Holder this would be part of the limitation on Non-Passport holders stated at the end of this page.)
One or both parents, adoptive parents or step-parents born in Ireland.
(Note: If not a Passport Holder then this would be part of the limitation on Non-Passport holders.)
One or more birth / adoptive grandparents born in Ireland.
(Note: If not a Passport Holder then this would be part of the limitation on Non-Passport holders.) (Note: Step-grandparents are not acceptable.)
(spouse being born in Ireland) with the qualification that the spouse, and husband, must be resident in Ireland..
(Note: If not a Passport Holder then this would be part of the limitation on Non-Passport holders)
(Note: In the event of death of the spouse this would not prevent the individual from qualifying by this criteria.)
(Note: Divorce from the spouse would disqualify the individual from qualifying by this criteria.)
(Note: This criteria relates to accepted marriage in the context of a civil or religious ceremony. “Common law” situations and/or partnerships without such formal acceptance (and hence supporting documentation) will not be accepted.)
Minimum two year period of residential qualification will be acceptable. (Note: If not a Passport Holder then this would be part of the limitation on Non-Passport holders.)
Limitation on Non-Passport Holders
Any squad for a specific FIL sanctioned event shall have at least 85% (in all cases rounded downwards) of the playing squad qualifying holding a passport of Ireland. Qualification by other than possessing an Ireland passport will limited to 15% on all cases rounded upwards.
In the case of the field game this would be 85% of 23, which is 19.55 rounded down to 19. Consequently the maximum number of non-passport holders would be 4