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

Ireland 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 a separate website with all the news, fixtures and results you need to follow.

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Education Courses

Find all our latest Water Polo Education Courses, from Water Polo Coach to Table Officials and the latest CPD.


National Water Polo Committee

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