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London Irish RFC T-Shirt Exiles Match Navy

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London Irish RFC T-Shirt

London Irish Rugby T-Shirt Exiles Fixture Green design is inspired by the formation of the London Irish RFC Club. Also the clubs first fixture and the star player of the period Louis Magee.
Beyond dispute, Magee’s presence opened the door to fixtures with most of London’s leading clubs of that period. Blackheath, Rosslyn Park, Saracens and Wasps. There was, too, that early fixture against London Welsh, the first of what would become one of the highlights of the club’s season. It took place on 19th November 1898 at a new ground being tried by the Welsh Exiles – Cambrian Park, Hampstead, next to Hampstead Cricket Club.

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London Irish RFC T-Shirt Introduction

London Irish RFC T-Shirt Exiles Match Navy design is inspired by the formation of the London Irish RFC Club. Also, the club’s first fixture and the star player of the period Louis Magee.

The First-Ever London Irish Game

The first match was played on 1st October 1898. It was against the Hammersmith club at Herne Hill Athletic Ground in southeast London. This was the first of many grounds where the club resided over the years. Through the enterprise of Lord Russell. And Martin Doyle. Also, the generous assistance of the Irish Rugby Union. The new club had negotiated a five-year lease at the Herne Hill ground. The ground would later host the London Welsh club after the Irish had moved on.

London Irish RFC celebrate inaugural victory

That first game, which Lord Russell started by kicking off. It was won by London Irish by eight points to three. The team for that opening match was led by Army Officer, R.S.V. Dyas. He would go through two world wars and then become president of London Irish for the 1946-47 season. In that first-ever London Irish team. There was Martin Doyle, who was honorary secretary. He was a man who would become one of the stalwarts at the club. He served them in a variety of roles over an equally long period of time. The Hon. Southwell-Fitzgerald became honorary treasurer.

Magee makes debut against Saracens

Louis Magee was installed at once as vice-captain. And he appeared for the first time in a match against Saracens which resulted in a 3-3 draw. A penalty goal apiece. Some weeks later, at the end of October. The Wasps club, which had been formed 31 years earlier in 1867. Agreed to a fixture with the new club south of the Thames. The men of Wasps were astonished. As they suffered a 9-8 defeat. Three tries to a goal and a try.

London Irish RFC crowd pullers

Magee’s presence created excitement through the Irish rugby community. His style of play and unique skills could always attract crowds to any game he played. Soon his presence brought spectators not only to Herne Hill. But, also any other grounds in which London Irish were playing.

Manufacturing the London Irish RFC T-Shirt

Manufactured from 100% cotton, the Ellis Rugby, London Irish RFC T-Shirt Exiles Match Navy features a classic print design. It celebrates the first-ever game played by the London Irish RFC Club. Also, this garment includes the Ellis Rugby shield on the arm and herringbone side vents. It also has a tape trim on the neck, plus a decorative woven label.

This T-Shirt is available in sizes S – 3XL.

Also, as well as the Ellis Rugby, London Irish RFC T-Shirt Exiles Game Navy. We offer this design in Green. We offer this design in a Green T-Shirt. In addition a London Irish Rugby Shirt 1898 Green. Also, the Vintage London Irish Rugby Shirt 1898 Navy.

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