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Gilbert Ireland Vintage Leather Rugby Ball


Gilbert Ireland Vintage Leather Ball 1875

Dating back to 1875, the Irish Rugby Union team has slowly cemented themselves as strong contenders in international rugby. The Irish hold 14 outright Six Nation Championships, along with 11 Triple Crown victories against the home nations.

Celebrate the storied history of the IRFU with this wonderfully made vintage Irish embossed ball. Crafted in beautiful, high-quality leather, it is the perfect gift for that rugby fan in your life.

A wonderful rugby memorabilia that makes a great decorative piece for any lover of the game.


  • Leather
  • Officially licensed by the Irish Rugby Football Union
  • Premium leather ball embossed with team logo and year of formation
  • Color: Black
  • By Gilbert Rugby, original rugby ball manufacturer

Ships from the United States.

For information on how to care for rugby balls, Visit our Ball Care Guide



1. In order to get the needle into the ball, dampen the needle with water.

2. The valve for the ball is situated in the main panel, but on the match balls the valve is hidden in the seam.

3. Make sure there is enough space for the needle to go all the way in without touching the facing inside wall of the ball. Not doing this may puncture the ball from the inside. Hold the neck of the valve with two fingers. Pinch it, wet the needle and slide it in.

4. It also helps to grip the entry point from underneath to make sure the needle goes all the way in.

5.The most mentioned problem when inflating balls is that the needle isn’t inserted into the bladder. If you hear air escaping, you haven’t put the needle all the way into the bladder of the ball.


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