Photo Credit: Newport Polo

The Newport International Polo Series, presented by Turkish Airlines, will welcome back fan-favorite Team Ireland this Saturday, July 9 at 5 pm.

The match comes after a 2-year pandemic pause in the Hibernian rival’s unmatched run since the 1992 inaugural season.

The Emerald Isle’s top competitors are on the roster, to go head-to-head against Team USA in a splashy comeback, not to disappoint long-standing followers from throughout New England for a fierce 6-chukker competition, concluding with a field-side celebration of Irish inspiration.  

“We are thrilled for the return of our rivals from Ireland. They are masterful players with excellent horsemanship and technical skill, so we welcome the challenge that we know they will bring on game day. It has been several years to overcome travel restrictions for the Irish team to make it over to Newport.  Team USA and all the fans are really looking forward to their return, and have a special itinerary planned for the occasion,” said Dan Keating, International Polo Series founder and president.

While in Newport, Newport Polo says that the Irish team will tour the famed Newport Mansions, experience Newport by land with Newport Jaguar Tours, sail with On Watch Sailing, enjoy a tour by air with Newport Helicopter Tours, experience the opening round of the Hall of Fame Open at International Tennis Hall of Fame, experience a world-class concert during Newport Classical, and sample extraordinary wines at Newport Vineyards.

The polo grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth. Tickets and reservations to the polo match and associated events are available online at

Remaining 2022 Schedule

July          9   USA vs. Ireland                                   5pm     Après Polo: Irish Feast    
                16   Newport vs. Pittsburgh                     5pm    Modern Luxury Lounge      
                23   USA vs. Italy                                       5pm     Après Polo: Amano Neapolitan Pizza Party 
                30   Newport vs. Washington DC             5pm    Modern Luxury Lounge        

Aug         6    USA vs. New Zealand                         5pm    Après Polo: Lobster Boil 
               13   Newport vs. Palm Beach                    5pm    Modern Luxury Lounge 
               20   USA vs. Jamaica                                 5pm    Après Polo: Jamaican Jerk Grill     
               27   Newport vs. New York                        5pm    Modern Luxury Lounge 

Sept         3   USA vs. England                                  4pm   Après Polo: Lobster Boil    
               10   Bentley vs. Rolls-Royce                     4pm    Modern Luxury Lounge 
               17   USA vs. Egypt                                      4pm    Après Polo: Pharaoh’s Feast 

               24   Turkish Airlines Finals                        4pm    Modern Luxury Lounge