The Limerick Polocrosse Club is one of the 8 polocrosse clubs in Ireland, and also the second oldest polocrosse club in Ireland. Polocrosse first came to Ireland in 1990 when brothers, David and Ivor Young, decided to introduce the sport to Ireland as an additional activity at their equestrian holiday business based in their home in Horetown House, Co. Wexford. In the early days they had the help of Bernie Uechtritz, an Australian coach, who taught the brothers the basic skills, competencies and rules behind polocrosse.
It was not long before Brian McMahon, of Rathcannon Equestrian Centre, Co. Limerick, heard of this new exciting game played on horseback. Upon seeing the game played, Brian decided to introduce the game to his own business and the Limerick Polocrosse Club was established. When the equestrian centre at Rathcannon closed in the early 2000’s, the game moved a few miles down the road to Collins Equestrian Centre in Athlaca, Co. Limerick. From here the club went from strength to strength.
The club is based 2 minutes outside the scenic village of Athlaca, Co. Limerick found approximately 25 minutes from Limerick city. People of all ages, riding levels and abilities are welcome to come and try this exciting, fast-paced game that has often been compared to hurling on horseback. It is a great way for beginners to become comfortable riding a horse, and also for experienced riders looking to improve their balance and overall riding.
Facilities at the club include a full size flood-lit sand arena, and 2 full size grass polocrosse pitches. There are 32 stables on site and full livery, half livery, breaking, training and tuition is available on request from Michael Collins.