This article appeared in the
Carlow Nationalist & Leinster Times: 19 September 1891
To-day an interesting polo match will be played at Tiny Park, Carlow,
the contending teams being the County Carlow Polo Club and the 10th
Hussars, which is accounted one of the crack teams of the United
Kingdom. On this account, and also from the announcement that the Duke
of Clarence and Avondale will take part in the game, it is sure to
attract a large number of spectators. The following are the teams:
Carlow - Messrs. Ross, Edge, Grogan and Captain de Robeck. 10th
Hussars, H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Captain Kavanagh,
Hon. G. Bryan and Mr. Bond.
A correspondent writes - “It is announced that the Duke of Clarence
eldest son of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, is coming to take part in a
polo match at Tiny Park here on Saturday. If this is true it may be of
interest to your readers to learn that the first Duke of Clarence
resided in Carlow Castle at the time the title was created by his
father, Edward III, and conferred on him. Prince Lionel, afterwards
first Duke of Clarence, was appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland in 1361. He
came over with the titles of the Earl of Ulster and Lord of Connaught,
and having conquered the county of Clare, the additional title of the
Duke of Clarence (Clare) was conferred on him. He removed the seat of
Government from Dublin Castle to Carlow Castle, together with the Mint.
It is not recorded, but it is thought, that he marched to Clare from
Carlow. No Duke of Clarence has visited this town since.
Nationalist & Leinster Times 1894
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