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

NEW Water Polo Website!

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!

irelandwaterpolo.ie
Water Polo Education Courses

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.

Latest Courses
Ireland Water Polo Fixtures 2020/21

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

COVID-19 Return to Water

National Water Polo Committee


  • Munster Rep: VACANT
  • Ulster Rep: Wally Clarke (Cathal Brugha WPC)
  • Leinster Rep: Mick Kelly (St Vincents WPC)
  • Connacht Rep / National Fixtures Secretary: Eamon Caulfield (Corrib WPC) - wpfixtures@swimireland.ie


Water Polo News

Water Polo contacts

Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Discipline Support Manager

Aveen Colvin

Aveen Colvin

Water Polo Education / Support

+353 1 6251120

Contact for queries regarding Education for Water Polo clubs