Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hardcourt Polo is reborn in Dublin

Resident energiser bunny Kropa has taken the bull by the horns and started organising polo again for all us lazy sods.

We also have a sweet court to play in, it's actually quite incredible, it's smooth, flat, grippy, has corners, all in all perfect, apart from the basketball hoops you can crash in to, but that's a small price to pay.

Games are every Saturday from 1pm.
Court is located in Eamon Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road. It's behind the velodrome, behind the kids playground.

We have mallets etc., but these break so if you can make and bring your own please do. The best materials are aluminium ski poles and abs piping, but whatever you can do that works is fine.
There's a good how-to here from the New York Hardcourt guys.
Also a rough guide to rules.

See you Saturday!


leashalauri said...

Hey Pologamists!

This is just what I've been looking for-- hardcourt in Ireland! I'm from Seattle and have been part of the Polo Crew here for a few years, just got my own bike and started playing more seriously within the last six months or so. I am coming (back) to Ireland for a few months this time (I was outside of Cork for 3 weeks in September) and I have the chance to spend time in Dublin before heading back to Cork. I am arriving March 16th and hope to make some cycling friendlies and stay in the city through the weekend. I'm sure Dublin will be madness that week and I can't wait.

I would love to play some polo or at least kick it with ya'll. Is there some way I can arrange that? Is there someone with a couch I can possibly surf, maybe even a bike I can borrow? I am a super chill, engaging and relaxed individual, a cook, a good guest and approved alcoholic (like I said, a cook). I can bring some ski poles, I heard they're rare round there... I can do whatever, I just wanna chill. ;]

I'll show you how we do it in Seattle.


19Johnny said...

it would be interestin to see you play on a single speed, its handy going backwards sometimes