Sesquicentennial next up for polo in Ireland

THE style stakes were high at the All Ireland Polo Club end-of-season ball with award recipients and presenters turned out in their finest to mark the close of the 149th year of what is affectionately known as ‘Hurling on Horseback’.

The AIPC has hosted tournaments since 1873 but for national emergencies when the polo ground in Phoenix Park, Dublin was turned over quite literally to provide fruit and vegetable allotments. The annual ball and awards presentations mark the end of the summer season of polo at the AIPC.

Polo returns to the ground in June next year for the 150th year in Phoenix Park.


Tags: Arts & Culture Irish Polo All Ireland Polo Club Sesquicentennial Phoenix Park

Image credits: Kim Mullahey


Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’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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