Fantastic to see university students playing at Polo Wicklow

IT was fantastic to see university students playing in the Intervarsity Tournament at Polo Wicklow recently (3 May), UCD (University College Dublin) and RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland) beginners and the more advanced novices putting to the test the work of almost every Saturday morning since last autumn.
Polo Wicklow will host the opening tournaments of the 2024 season in the all-weather arena and the grass field

Polo Wicklow manager and coach-instructor Siobhan Herbst (right) provided on-the-spot advice to RCSI and UCD during the Intervarsity Tournament in Wicklow.

And with match commentary provided by Polo Wicklow founder Mickie Herbst the tournament was non-stop action from the first throw-in by umpire Siobhan Herbst to the prize presentations in the clubhouse. The tournament wins were split evenly between UCD’s novice team taking their league against RCSI, and the beginners from RCSI besting UCD.

Training Award recipient Kristina White at the 2022 awards ceremony, presented by James Kennedy of the IPF

Full-on tournament action in the arena at Polo Wicklow for the Intervarsity Tournament.

“It was fantastic to see 12 university students playing,” said Siobhan Herbst just before the prize presentations. “Everyone who has dedicated their Saturday mornings to come down (to Polo Wicklow), the whole way from Dublin to learn how to play our wonderful sport, it’s worth it, I think you can agree.”

The 2024 season will open with the Novice Cup in the arena at Polo Wicklow

Teams from RCSI and UCD put in a fantastic effort in the Intervarsity Tournament at Polo Wicklow, lining out beginners new to the game and the more seasoned novices.

The Irish summer polo season opens at Polo Wicklow with the Intervarsity Novice Cup tournament and a tournament between the USA and Ireland. See for the full story. For ticket information visit Eventbrite at the USA V Ireland Polo Festival.

The 2024 season will open with the Novice Cup in the arena at Polo Wicklow

UCD novice team Zoe Day (right) presented flowers to Polo Wicklow manager Siobhan Herbst for her work in coaching and instructing new players to polo since last autumn.

Action from the day’s polo games.

Article by Kim Mullahey

Image credits: Kim Mullahey

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