Sir George Beamish (1905 - 1967)
THE FLYING NUMBER EIGHT WITH THE WIDEST OF HORIZONS
Beamish won his first international cap in 1925, at the age of 19, representing Ireland in that year's Home Nations Championship in a six all draw with England. At the time he was representing Coleraine at club level. During the 1927–28 season, and now playing club rugby for Leicester, Beamish was approached to play for invitational touring team the Barbarians.
Beamish is also credited with getting the green of Ireland represented in the kit currently worn by the British and Irish Lions on the 1930 tour to New Zealand.
position No 8 (8)
height 6ft 1"
weight 13st 4lb
debut IRELAND V ENGLAND Twickenham 14TH FEB 1925
Ulster No.8 George Beamish was described 'as immovable as a rock' during their clash with the All Blacks in 1935
From 1923, Beamish attended the RAF College at Cranwell as a flight cadet, later commissioning in 1924. Beamish progressed quickly through the ranks, making squadron leader in 1936 and Senior Operations Officer for Palestine and Transjoradn in 1939. After serving in World War II, Beamish received the distinguished flying cross oin June 11th 1940. Post war, he later went on to be the Commandant of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell in 1949, Air Officer Commanding, Air Headquarters Iraq in 1950 and Director-General of Personnel in 1952. In 1955 he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of Bath, later to retire in 1958.
A vintage reproduction of the classic 1925 international Ireland rugby shirt
Made from 100% cotton, this George Beamish jersey is a study of the original worn by the renowned No. 8.
Its highly woven cloth delivers supreme quality with a contrast twill collar and featuring nape embroidery commemorating the player’s signature characteristics.
The particulars of the original were carefully studied and reproduced culminating in an accurate representation of the mid-20s shirt, colour-matched to stunning effect and featuring a cutaway collar. We’ve incorporated the 3-leaf shamrock framed within the shield emblem on the chest with unparalleled detail, delivering an authentic vintage jersey that is tailored for a contemporary audience.
100% British made in our manufacturing facility here in the Midlands, with yarn spun in the same building.
Limited Edition range with only 250 jerseys available!