Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Medium
Chest Measurement: 36-38 Inches / 92-97 CM
Colour: Green, white trim
Seasons: Early -mid 1980s
Official O’Neills Ireland home long sleeve rugby shirt from the 1985/86 international season (early 1980s).
O’Neills were jersey manufacturers for the Ireland national rugby team from 1977 to 1986.
Condition of this original rugby shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Willie John McBride was coach until 1984. In 1982, Ireland, led by fly-half Ollie Campbell, win the Five Nations and their first Triple Crown in 33 years. Three years later in 1985, Ireland won the Five Nations and the Triple Crown again. It would be Ireland's last silverware until 2004.
Ireland scored 10 tries against Romania in a 60–0 win on 1 November 1986, the biggest win by a Tier One country in international rugby at the time, equalling the French record set in 1967. At the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup, victories over Tonga and Canada saw Ireland through to the quarter-finals, where they were beaten 33–15 by joint hosts Australia.
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