Ireland has been chosen to host the FIL Under-19 Men's World Lacrosse Championships ©FIL

Ireland will host the 2020 Under-19 Men's World Lacrosse Championships, it has been announced.

 The event is due to take place between July 9 and 18 that year at the University of Limerick in Castletroy.

“On behalf of the Federation of International Lacrosse board and our 54 member nations, may I congratulate Ireland Lacrosse on their successful bid to host the 2020 FIL Men's Under-19 World Championships at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.” Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) President Stan Cockerton.

"We are confident that Ireland Lacrosse will host an event that everyone will be proud of and an event that will that help generate further growth and development of our sport in Ireland and throughout Europe.”

The University of Limerick's sports complex includes five synthetic and nine grass pitches.

"“FIL is very excited that Ireland Lacrosse will be hosting it’s first ever lacrosse World Championships," said Terry Harding, the FIL's director of men's lacrosse 

"The University of Limerick is a spectacular venue for the event, and we are expecting to see a record number of countries participating."

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The United States have won every edition of the Under-19 Men's World Lacrosse Championship since it was first held in Adelaide in 1988, including in Turku in 2012 ©USA Lacrosse

The Under-19 Men's World Lacrosse Championships are held every four years and were first staged in Adelaide in Australia in 1988.

Since then they have taken place in the United States twice, Canada twice, Australia again, Japan and Finland.

The 2016 Championship is also due to be held in Canada, in Coquitlam.

The 2012 Championship, held in Turku in Finland, were won the US, maintaining their record of winning all seven tournaments.

Canada have finished runner-up five times and Australia twice. 

Ireland are due to make their debut in the tournament in Coquitlam.

“We at Ireland Lacrosse are thrilled with FIL’s decision," said Michael Kennedy, chief executive of Ireland Lascrosse. 

"This effort was the result of an active partnership between Ireland Lacrosse, the University of Limerick, Failte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority) and Abbey Events, a leading professional event organiser and travel agency and frequent partner of Failte Ireland.

"We also received support from the Irish Government’s Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.”