Sport: Internationalist

Mourned on four continents last week was Irish-born Captain Charles Thomas Irvine ("Pat") Roark, retired British Army officer, considered by many the greatest of the world's great polo players. Knocked unconscious when his mount stumbled and rolled over on him during an International test match at California's Midwick Country Club, 43-year-old Captain Roark died of a brain concussion two days later.

In Eire's County Carlow, natives recalled the day Pat Roark first played polo, at the age of nine, along with his famed polo-playing father in a county tournament. Londoners remembered best that memorable...

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