About The All Ireland Polo Club

History

In 1873 Mr. Horace Rochford established the All Ireland Polo Club on the "Nine Acres" in the Phoenix Park. He was 60 years old when he took up the sport of polo.  The club has a fantastic and unique location within the centre of Dublin and has carried out its tradition of this great sports for decades.    

Some highlights you should know about the All Ireland Polo Club:

  • The All Ireland Polo Club is regarded as the oldest club in Europe.
  • At one time Polo was played at 30 locations in Ireland.
  • Today there are many clubs throughout Ireland from Tyrone to Waterford and Wicklow to Limerick.
  • The Federation of Irish Polo is the overarching body which represents the interests of Polo in Ireland and which promotes the sport at home and abroad.
  • Polo  is governed by the Hurlingham Polo Association. The clubs in Ireland are members of HPA and operate to these rules.
  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Year of Establishment
1873
Irish Polo Players
120
Tournaments per Year
18
Polo horses in Ireland
286