Rain storms Wexford Ireland polo tournament and the craic was mighty

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WHILE the polo tournament in Wexford Ireland faced off against Storm Elsa and lost 1-nil, the cold and rainy evening that followed the first day of polo in fine, if overcast weather earlier this month was made all the warmer with an evening barbecue under cloud-covered stars.

Paddy Casey and the team from Wexford Ireland were on their way to the higher goal final before heavy rain postponed the rest of the tournament at Bunclody Polo Club

Luca Moore for the Wexford Ireland team (centre) was one of the main players in the higher goal tournament for Wexford Ireland before heavy rain postponed the tournament

John Roche kept busy between league tournaments at Bunclody Polo Club in Wexford, holding the bell to end the chukka while Margaret Hogg did the honours

Bunclody Polo Club hosts Robert and Margaret Hogg laid on a magnificent barbecue in the grounds of Bunclody Polo Club in Wexford Ireland

With everyone sated on great food laid on at Bunclody Polo Club no one made much of a move to head away into the misty wet night, away from the warmth of the fire and good company.

Hats off to Sinead and Jennifer Doyle (l-r), Jennifer Healy, Hazel Valentine, Wexford professional polo player Tom Small, Emily Beere and Tom Harris for capping off the evening barbecue at Bunclody Polo Club with fun headgear!

Sisters Sinead and Jennifer Doyle had as much fun at the evening barbecue in Bunclody Polo Club as they did playing polo in their tournaments

A cold and rainy night at Bunclody Polo Club in Wexford Ireland was a good reason to get up and dance to the music for Hazel Valentine (left), Jennifer Healy, Emily Beere and Jennifer Doyle

All good things must come to an end, but it wasn’t until next morning the decision was made to postpone the outcome of the tournament when better weather prevails.


Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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