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We always fancied ourselves as rather adapt polo players.

Something about all that champagne and Pimm’s and jolly-good fun seems to appeal hugely.

It’s a little Pretty Woman when she wears the amazing polka-dot dress and on-fleek Nineties white gloves; it’s a lot Prince Harry racing around on a noble steed giving us the eye during occasional breaks in play.

And it seems that polo events are not just for royalty (cinematic, aristocratic or otherwise).

Because at the All Ireland Polo Club on the grounds of the Phoenix Park, there are plenty of good-natured equine larks to be had.

Case in point: the glamorous Pink Polo In The Park event, which was successfully held last week.

Glamorous guests, all of whom were supporting Breast Cancer Ireland, comprised of the likes of Michelle Harrison, Norah Casey, Leigh Arnold, Roisin Tierney Crowe, and Gavin Duffy.

Watching the polo from the comfort of a marquee. they were treated to on-pitch action from a talented Irish squad who played against Team Canada… and we’re glad to report that Ireland emerged victorious in a fast-paced show of horsemanship.

The day had began with a pink prosecco reception followed by a sumptuous three-course luncheon prepared and served by the team from the swish Tinakilly House.

TV presenters and stylist entrepreneurs Darren Kennedy and Cathy O’Connor judged the keenly-fought best dressed competition, which was eventually won by Naomi Mulderry and Eoin Likely – both of whom received prizes from Harvey Nichols, Louis Copeland and Ireland’s Blue Book


Lovely lunch with Claire Bear! Thank you #pinkpolointhepark #breastcancerireland

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In the second match of the day, Team Breast Cancer Ireland narrowly beat Team Nissan with a score of 6-5 and afterwards CEO of Nissan Ireland, James McCarthy, presented beautiful Galway Crystal trophies to both teams.

During the afternoon, guests furthermore enjoyed a Veuve Clicquot champagne reception and once all the excitement in the park was over, teams and guests were brought to Residence on St Stephen's Green in a cavalcade of Nissan cars for the after-party celebrations.

Certainly, it was a fitting end to the summer polo season and raised much-needed funds for the charity. And in the meantime, roll on the 2016 season, we say! Now, where did we leave our white gloves…

You can also view the Breast Cancer Ireland website here for more detail on forthcoming events and fundraising efforts.


Are you sitting around the house finding it oh-so difficult to get up, get out, and get exercising?

Well, we may just have the perfect solution for you. 

The Great Pink Run 2015, all in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland, is taking place on Saturday August 29 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

And among the stars participating is Kerry footballer, Paul Galvin.

“It’s my pleasure to help promote this event for a very worthy cause," he said 

"With 13 weeks to go it sounds like a great way to set yourself a training target, or just mark it down in the diary as a great, fun, and colourful event for all the family to get involved at the end of the summer holidays.”

Model Karena Graham and TV3 presenter Sinead Desmond have also joined Paul in raising awareness for the very special cause.

And as well as the 10km challenge, there is a 5km Family Fun Run for those who reckon the longer distance might be a little optimistic. 

An amazing cause AND a great way to get fit: the Great Pink Run is sponsored by Avonmore Slimline Milk and all the information you need is on the event's official website.