London Irish prepare ‘welcome back’ St Patrick’s Day rugby party in March

London Irish prepare 'welcome back' St Patrick’s Day rugby party in March
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For the London Irish, their St Patrick’s Day rugby celebrations are fast approaching. It is a very exciting day that the club celebrates annually, and after a pandemic induced hiatus, 2022 is going to be one year to remember.

Here is a look at the proposed plans for upcoming celebrations that include the club’s promotions, their home fixtures, and the big game scheduled on March 26. This includes the reveal of the Irish’s club festive new shirt design.

London Irish will welcome back St Patrick’s Day rugby party

It’s always earmarked as one of the biggest days of the season when London Irish celebrates St Patrick’s Day each season. However, this season’s festivities look set to be one of those that will be forever remembered as they welcome fans to their first-ever one at their new home and what the club has planned is very exciting, to say the least.

After a two-year absence, it’s that time of the year again where all Exiles fans come together to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Only this time around, it will be with a difference and at the Brentford Community Stadium for the first-ever time.

Speaking ahead of the day which is set for Saturday 26th March, where Irish will entertain Northampton Saints, London Irish coach Declan Danaher has said that he expects the Brentford Community Stadium to be rocking on the day. Also, Danaher hopes those who have experienced the game previously can help those who haven’t, understand what it’s like to play in the game.

Danaher said: “I think there’s that opportunity to play in front of, hopefully, a rocking Brentford Community Stadium and go out and do your stuff. On days like this, many things combine, and there are people like us, other staff, and former players who always feed it into the playing group, so they understand what it means to play in this game.”

Of course, as much the day will be about what happens on the pitch, it’s also very very much about the atmosphere around the ground which is then carried into the ground itself and in particular, what the club has planned for the fans. So here’s what you can expect if you are heading to the game on March 26th.

London Irish’s St Patrick’s Day plans on March 26

The club will have a supporters village set up for before and after the game where you will find many food vendors to satisfy your eating needs and there will, of course, be drink vendors serving many many gallons of Guinness (as well as other brands and soft drinks if preferred). There will also be live music before the game that will help build the pre-match atmosphere very nicely as the celebrations get underway. This will also be in the same location after the game where live music into the night will ensure the day doesn’t just end at the referee’s final whistle.

It’s also not only just about the adults, as there will be various activities around for the younger ones to get involved in and join the celebrations which provide guaranteed entertainment for the whole family on the day. There will be a ‘London Irish Lotto’ which will be drawn at the game, with a £1,000 cash prize and an opportunity for one lucky fan to win a signed Exiles jersey.

Talking about the day as a whole, Danaher spoke about the buzz that’s generated around the place when Irish celebrate St Patrick’s Day and also spoke about previous days from experiences in Reading.

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He said: “People are excited for the game, and there’s a pre-match buzz because of what goes on before. I can only speak for what went down at Reading, but there was music, there were bands, there was good food, and obviously, there was plenty of Guinness. Winning these matches helps, but the atmosphere that gets created pre-game and post-game by the staff is great.”

Of course, no St Patrick’s Day rugby game for the Irish would not be complete without the traditional shirt for the occasion. As voted for by the fans, this was released today and it’s a beauty!