A Rugby souvenir from 1905 showing the four "Home" nations Rugby football teams of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England. Gone were the hats, long trousers and huge handlebar moustaches of yesteryear and the strip were more identifiable with the current style.
Over the past couple of days the Rugby family in Ireland and the community of St. MIchaels School have been rocked with the loss of Andrew O'Donnell and Max Wal in Greece while Munster coach and father of an Ireland Under 20 player Greig Oliver died in South Africa. Sport is a great unifier and a creator of memories and so today we remember the two young men and the dedicated coach, their families and their communities. Ar dheis Dé!
Collection: NLI Ephemera Collection
Date: England 1905
NLI Ref.: EPH A247
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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