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This outrageous shirt design can first be seen again in a cigarette card series which depicts William Moore, Glentoran's leading goalscorer wearing the shirt in 1917. Interestingly the collar is co-ordinated in the same style as the shirt and black appears in the pattern for the first time. Striped jerseys were popular during this period as they made players looked taller, whilst hooped shirts had a tendency to make the wearer look bulkier. Hence the frequency with which rugby teams opted for hoops. Against the trend however this was the first hooped shirt worn by Glentoran Football Club. In it's time as the official playing strip, this jersey was worn by legendary names such as Billy Emerson, George Ferritt, and Johnny Scraggs, the most famous half-back line in
the history of the club. The Glens earned some notoriety by walking off the pitch in Dublin in the 1919/20 season against Bohemians and completed the double during the 1920/21 season all in the hoops.
In a letter to the Glentoran Gazette in 1950 a gentleman called S. McMillan wrote the following. Glentoran, as a gift, received a complete set of red, white and blue jerseys in 1918. This, of course, was at the conclusion of the First World War, but they never at any time played in them, although some of the players of that time who are still alive could show you such a shirt which they retained as souvenirs.” As it was provided to Glentoran at the Oval this shirt has been included in the series. Based on the design styles of the time the shirt would most certainly have been a hooped jersey with a granddad style collar. It's presentation probably more to do with a celebration of the end of the Great War than any affinity with another club.