Pure polo at the AIPC Dublin Ireland for the Wicklow Stolen Spurs

THE All Ireland Polo Club Dublin Ireland hosted a tournament of pure polo recently for the Wicklow Stolen Spurs trophy, and it became a momentous occasion for fans divided between the CJLaw/Workpal team and LHK/Keelings.

Caroline Keeling for LHK/Kellings clears the ball in the qualifier for the Stolen Spurs trophy against Wicklow at the AIPC Dublin Ireland

The team lining out for CJLaw/Workpal had battled through a series of four tournament finals against LHK/Keelings, marginally losing in each before the final in July.

As the chance in the final match of sudden death in overtime loomed CJLaw/Workpal’s Will Clarke delivered the tie goal while teammate Ian Magahey scored the win on 7 goals to 6 from LHK/Keeling’s to end the series lockout.

“We were delighted with it!”, CJLaw/Workpal captain Will Clarke said later. “We have played in five finals and we finally got there. We are very happy.”

CJLaw/Workpal captain Will Clarke (l-r) Sienna Moore, co-captain Ian Magahey and Michael Connolly, the winners of the Wicklow Stolen Spurs trophy

CJLaw/Workpal and LHK/Keelings were two of six teams to face off at the AIPC for the Wicklow Stolen Spurs trophy, the rest earlier relegated in the two-day tournament to the subsidiary and consolation finals.

Polo continues in Europe’s oldest polo grounds and largest walled park at the AIPC in Phoenix Park, Dublin Ireland until September.

Tags: All Ireland Polo Club, #wicklowstolenspurs, #visitireland

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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