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18 March, 2022

Downs Polo To Start In April

The Downs Polo Club based in Clifton will start season 2022 with the revival of the Eagers Shield Downs Fixtures first played in 1958. The winning team that year was West Haldon Whites with players Dave MacGinley, Joe Macginley, Herb Cook, Pat O’Sullivan and Hoey Cook.


Successful Polo player Jack Mantova who started his career in Clifton.

This year the Shield will be played over two weekends on 2nd and 3rd April and the following weekend 9th and 10th April.

The tournament has a history of being hard fought and difficult to win.

A number of the players who started their careers on the Downs have progressed to playing in many countries all over the world with some of the families playing into their 3rd and 4th generations.

Other Polo events to put on your calendar -

• Downs Low Goal  23rd & 24th April

• Downs Shield Annual Tournament 4th & 5th June

• Cooke O’Leary 16th & 17th July

• Silvershop 23rd & 24th July

• Sapphire Shield 30th & 31st July

Catering will be available on all weekends.

The Downs Polo Club invites any past players, spectators, potential players - in fact anyone interested to come along to the Clifton Recreation Grounds to enjoy some top class action.


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