London Irish T-Shirt Rugby Introduction
London Irish T-Shirt Rugby Vintage 1898 Navy design is inspired by the legendary Louis Magee. Who was instrumental in the growth of the London-based club. Since the club’s formation. London Irish has been one of the capital’s leading rugby clubs. For well over a century. The team’s new home is back in West London at Brentford. The Brentford Community Stadium
is just a few miles from London Irish’s training base and spiritual home at Hazelwood, Sunbury. Also, it is an ideal location to be reached from the club’s traditional area in southwest London. For those who have begun following the team in the Thames Valley. And new rugby supporters from across the capital.
Louis Magee a London Irish Rugby Legend
It was of course Louis Magee. The star Irish rugby international was so influential in the club’s early history.
Ireland Rugby International 1895
Magee first played international rugby for Ireland in the Home Nations Championship of 1895. in an encounter with England. He played alongside his brother Joseph. But, Joseph’s international career ended after only two games. He played in only the first two matches of the 1895 season only.
Magee scored his first international try in the game. And, although Ireland narrowly lost the opening game. It was an epic encounter with the old enemy. Magee’s form was such he was reselected for the next two games of the Championship. Unfortunately, Ireland lost both narrowly in two tight matches. This left Ireland end bottom of the table for the season.
4 Nations Success for London Irish Rugby star
However, in 1896 there was a turnaround in fortunes for Ireland. They beat both Wales and England. And then drew 0–0 with Scotland. This provided Ireland with its second Championship in three years. Magee played in all three games of the season making him a Championship-winning player.
Exiles Louis Magee selected for the British Lions
Magee was approached by Johnny Hammond towards the end of the 1896 season. To see if he would be interested in joining the British Isles team on their tour of South Africa. Magee along with his brother James accepted the invitation.
Irish players had previously been poorly represented by the Lions. However, there was a notable contingent of Irish players chosen. These included Thomas Crean, Robert Johnston, and Larry Bulger. Also, Jim Sealy and Andrew Clinch. In addition Arthur Meares and Cecil Boyd.
Magee played in all four Test games against the South African Springboks. He was partnered with half-back Matthew Mullineux in the first Test. But, for the final three tests, he was accompanied by Sydney Pyman Bell the Cambridge University player. He played in fourteen of the 21 tour games.
Manufacturing the London Irish T-Shirt Rugby
Manufactured from 100% cotton, the Ellis Rugby, London Irish T-Shirt Rugby features a classic print design. It celebrates the achievement of Louis Magee. The Exiles legend of 1898. 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 – 4XL.
Also, as well as the London Irish T-Shirt Rugby Vintage 1898 Navy. 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.