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Ireland rugby jersey being sold to raise money for wounded British servicemen and women

Published 09/12/2015 | 08:35

The Help For Heroes Irish jersey
The Help For Heroes Irish jersey

An Ireland rugby jersey is being sold online to raise money for the Help The Heroes charity which supports injured members of the British armed services.

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The jersey, which is not endorsed by the IRFU, features a logo on the left breast which is very similar to the union's official crest.

The kit, developed by LovellRugby, in conjunction with the charity, is being sold online for €59.98 (including postage and packaging), with 10pc of the money raised from the sale going to Help The Heroes.

They claim on their website: "The famed green look needs no introduction and is joined by white beneath the arms and around the collar/neckline. With the Help For Heroes charity prominently stitched across the chest, Ireland's shamrock shield is embroidered aside the buttoned neckline."

The manufacturer also have similar English, Scottish and Welsh jerseys for the same purpose.

The charity came into existence in 2007 to help British soldiers injured during the course of their duties.

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