Why are they called the London Irish?
These clubs offered their countrymen a home away from home in London, a place to meet and relax while employment or education or other reasons took them away from their home country. So it was in 1898 that a group of Irishmen came together to form their own club, the London Irish Rugby Football Club.
Where is London Irish based?
The deal to ground share with London Irish was signed up to in December of 2018 and it was hoped that the building work would be completed in April of 2020, allowing both clubs to use it for their respective 2020-2021 seasons. Work was delayed because of the Coronavirus outbreak, but it was still completed in 2020.
Who owns London Irish?
London Irish is owned by majority shareholder Mick Crossan who led a buyout of the rugby club by a small group of businessmen in 2013. Minority shareholders include Philip Cusack and Glenn Kielty. The three businessmen were longstanding club members before the buyout, and Kielty is a former player.
Who coaches London Irish?
Les Kiss joined London Irish in March 2018 as head coach. Les is vastly experienced with a coaching career covering more than 15 years.
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What does second generation Irish mean?
Second-generation Irish grow up with such a mixed sense of nationality and identity. … Born in North London in the 1970s to Irish parents, I grew up immersed within what I affectionately term the “London Irish bubble”. My parents moved from Ireland to London in the 60s, like so many of their generation, in search of work …