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Percy O'Reilly

Full name: Percy Philip O'Reilly
Gender: Male
Born: July 27, 1870 in Colamber, Edgeworthstown, Longford, Ireland
Died: July 2, 1942 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


A solid back and wonderful striker of the ball, Percy O’Reilly was a member of the Ireland team that shared the silver medal with the Hurlingham Club at the 1908 Olympics. He played his club polo with Westmeath Wanderers and won the Irish County Cup with North-Westmeath. He was also a winner of the All-Ireland Open Cup, and the Patriotic Cup against England. In 1911 he was an 8-goal handicap player. A former Captain in the 6th Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own) O’Reilly resigned his commission in 1901. His daughter Viola married General Sir Miles Dempsey, a senior British Army officer who served in both Wars and was a personal friend of Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 37 London Polo Men's Polo Ireland-3 GBR 2T Silver

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1908 Summer 37 London Polo Ireland-3 GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-06-21 Roehampton-1 8, Ireland-3 1 0
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