An Introduction to London Irish Rugby Sweatshirt Zipper
London Irish Rugby Sweatshirt Zipper. Our design inspiration. The legendary London Irish players.
In the 1929-1930 London Irish season. A most distinguished Irish international appeared in London Irish colours. WE. Crawford, who had won 30 caps for Ireland. Between 1920 and 1927. Crawford, was born in 1891 and educated at Methodist College, Belfast. Also, was regarded as one of Ireland’s finest full-backs. He captained the Malone Rugby Club in 1913.
A Distinguished War Career
But when war broke out in 1914 he enlisted in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (Ulster Division). In addition, he served later in the 3rd-18th London Regiment, the London Irish Rifles. Also, the 1st-4th London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). All his service was in France. And in 1917 he was severely wounded. When he was demobilised in 1919. He returned to Ireland and embarked upon a distinguished legal career.
London Irish Rugby Great WE Crawford Retires
Crawford played most of his club rugby for Lansdowne. But made his final appearance in a London Irish shirt. In the Exiles match against London Welsh. A small cutting. Under the heading ‘Crawford’s Swan Song’, records the historic end to a fine career:
I was sorry to hear that Ernie Crawford. One of Ireland’s very greatest rugby full-backs. Probably played his last game in London last Saturday. He turned out for London Irish. Against the Welsh and played a surprisingly good game. His penalty goal was a fine effort.
Ireland Rugby International Star
Crawford was a remarkable 28 years old when he had made his debut for Ireland. ‘His debut was characterised by a splendid display in the art and craft of full-back play,’ said one account. Thereafter, he earned 30 caps. Playing at international level until he was 36. And captaining his country. By the time of that appearance for London Irish, he would have been 38.
London Irish Rugby Sweatshirt Zipper – Manufacturing
The Ellis Rugby London Irish Rugby Sweatshirt Zipper is a full zip sweatshirt and features detailed embroidery on the original badge. Also, includes matching heavy-duty rib cuffs. The zipper itself features a full YKK zip is also Bronze Antique. In addition, we’ve included velvet strip-lined and cut-in jetted pockets. Also, there is a Louis Magee 1898 Exiles Legend embroidery on the chest.
Available in sizes M – XXL Green
Along with the LLondon Irish Rugby Sweatshirt Zipper, we also off a Vintage London Irish Rugby Shirt.