One ball. 13 players. No room to think.
Water polo is a team water sport. The game consists of four quarters in which two teams attempt to score goals scoring by throwing the ball into their opponent's goal. A team consists of 13 athletes, with six field players and one goalkeeper in the water at any one time.
Swim Ireland has a vibrant Water Polo division, with teams catering for all ages and abilities.
Regional and National Leagues and Cups are contested each year, with both male and female teams competing at underage and senior levels.
If you would like to join a Water Polo club, click here to find the one closest to you
Water Polo AGM
The Ireland Water Polo Virtual Annual Conference 2021 will take place on Tuesday 9th February 2021 via online webinar commencing at 7.00pm.
This is an important date on the Water Polo Calendar and an opportunity for Clubs to express their views and contribute to the decision-making process for our sport.
Further detail including Agenda, Motions/Recommendations, Elections and Reports will be sent to all Clubs in due course.
For more information, please see the AGM Notice HERE
NEW Water Polo Website!
Ireland Water Polo, the part of Swim Ireland responsible for the administration, development and promotion of the Olympic sport of Water Polo on the island of Ireland, has just launched a brand new website!
Water Polo Education Courses
To find all our latest Water Polo Education Courses, from Water Polo Coach to Table Officials and the latest CPD, click the button below.
Ireland Water Polo Fixtures 2020/21
Ireland Water Polo Fixtures for the 2020/21 season have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the most up to date Return to Water information, please visit: COVID-19 Return to Water
Affiliated Water Polo Clubs
- Clontarf SC
- Drogheda WPC
- Half Moon SWPC
- North Dublin Winter Swimming Club
- Sandycove SC
- St Vincents WPC
- Trinity College WPC
- Bangor Barracudas WPC
- Cathal Brugha WPC
- Clonard WPC
- Cú Chulainn WPC
- Diamonds WPC
- Newry & Mourne ASC
- Athlone RSC WPC
- Corrib WPC
- Tribes WPC
National Water Polo Committee
- Chair – Barry Magill - email@example.com
- Secretary – Vacant
- Treasurer – Keith Lynch – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ulster Rep – Wally Clarke, Cathal Brugha WPC
- Leinster Rep – Mick Kelly, St Vincents WPC
- Connacht Rep / National Fixtures Secretary – Eamon Caulfield, Corrib WPC – email@example.com
- Munster Rep – Suzanne Clarke, Drogheda WPC
- Swim Ireland Discipline Support Manager – Sarah Kelly – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Swim Ireland Water Polo Education Support Officer – Aveen Colvin – email@example.com
Water Polo Rule Book 2020 updated June 2020