Waterford duo Sebastian Dawnay and Richard Le Poer-Beresford have helped the Irish Polo team to victory against a very strong English side in the Chestersons Polo in the Park being held this weekend in Hurlingham Park in London.
The game, which is now an annual event, was played in the original Polo ground which was converted into a public park after the Second World War. Over 30,000 spectators will attend this Polo Fest over the three days.
Ireland were presented with the famous 1908 London Olympic Cup.
The team consisted of Ryan Pemble, Richard Le Poer and captain Sebastian Dawnay – whose Grandfather from Waterford Major-General Sir David Dawnay, played in the Berlin 1936 Olympics for England winning the Silver medal. Sebastian Dawnay’s father, the late Major Hugh Dawnay, was a world renowned International Polo player and coach who founded Whitfield Court Polo School in Waterford just outside Kilmeaden.
Richard Le Poer Beresford from Curraghmore is the son of the current Marquis of Waterford, Henry Nicholas de la Poer Beresford.