The London Irish St Patrick’s Party fixture has become a standout moment in the rugby calendar and a favourite amongst supporters since the first was played at the Madejski Stadium on 17 March 2001, when Irish prevailed 13-10 against Northampton Saints.

It has since gone on to establish itself as a standalone fixture in the rugby diary and is attended by supporters from all over Britain and Ireland. This season will see the last ever St Patrick’s Party in its original format at the Madejski Stadium, when Northampton Saints return as the opponents on 28 March 2020.

For several years, the squad have worn a special St Patrick’s Party shirt for the fixture displaying a number of unique designs, with replica jersey’s becoming a collectible item amongst supporters. To mark the final game of its kind in the Thames Valley, London Irish are giving supporters the opportunity to design this season’s St Patrick’s Party shirt.

The only stipulation is that the shirt must be predominantly green, but aside from that supporters have complete free rein with the design of the shirt. The shorts and socks will be the same as the usual home kit.

The deadline to submit your design is midday on Wednesday 27 November. To download a template, please click here. Templates can also be found in the match day programme’s at the Leicester Tigers and Bayonne home games.

How to enter:

  • Email your design (digital, photo or scan) to [email protected]
  • Hand in your design to hospitality reception at the Madejski Stadium at the Leicester or Bayonne games
  • Post your design to: St Patrick’s Shirt Design, London Irish, Hazelwood, Hazelwood Drive, Sunbury, TW16 6QU

Please be sure to include your name and contact information when you submit your design. If your style is selected, you will receive a free St Patrick’s Party shirt.

Tickets for the iconic St Patrick’s Party match are on sale now, book online by clicking here or calling 0118 968 1016.


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