The World Lacrosse Men’s U20 World Championships, which were due to take place at the University of Limerick (UL) next year have been postponed until 2022.
The decision is a blow for the Castletroy based college and for Limerick with the potential for visitors to the city which would lead to additional revenue.
After COVID-19 caused disruption for much of the hospitality sector, this will be disappointing news for the local economy.
A statement on the World Lacrosse website says: “The World Lacrosse Men’s U20 World Championship is also being postponed from 2021 to 2022. It is expected the event will still be held in Limerick, Ireland at the University of Limerick. The dates for the rescheduled event are to be confirmed, but likely will be late July / early August 2022.”
“In making the decision, the World Lacrosse Board of Directors examined the continued impact, uncertainty and disruption to preparations for these events brought about by the global pandemic, along with input provided by its member-National Governing Bodies and participating teams regarding athlete health and safety, team training, travel and other logistical considerations.
“These are extremely difficult decisions, particularly given the need to provide our members with as much advance notice as possible whilst managing the risk and uncertainty brought about by the pandemic.”