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county jerseys changing over the years.....for example, Clare were traditionally a yellow shirt with a full blue hoop, not now...Wexford had purple waist up upto chest level then gold/yellow for top half with a purple collar...not now..I could go on..some teams have even dropped a colour in these new ultra designs, Meath were green and gold when I was a child, they are primarily green now with gold trim...Donegal and Kerry had the same jersey when I was growing up..now Donegal is mainly yellow with green shoulders and trim..I have an old 1980s Offaly jersey and the quality and the colours are so real, I have a fairly recent one and the quality is so different, the green is now traffic light green as opposed to the grass green shade of the 1980s...anyone else think the old jerseys were nicer looking...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 19/03/2021 13:48:37    2334519

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "county jerseys changing over the years.....for example, Clare were traditionally a yellow shirt with a full blue hoop, not now...Wexford had purple waist up upto chest level then gold/yellow for top half with a purple collar...not now..I could go on..some teams have even dropped a colour in these new ultra designs, Meath were green and gold when I was a child, they are primarily green now with gold trim...Donegal and Kerry had the same jersey when I was growing up..now Donegal is mainly yellow with green shoulders and trim..I have an old 1980s Offaly jersey and the quality and the colours are so real, I have a fairly recent one and the quality is so different, the green is now traffic light green as opposed to the grass green shade of the 1980s...anyone else think the old jerseys were nicer looking..."
No- this topic is boring and pointless-

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 19/03/2021 14:35:41    2334521

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There's no doubt jerseys were nicer back years ago, and of better made quality too, 100% cotton as opposed to the synthetic nightmare they are made from now. That is why the white and green hooped Tipperary jersey went down so well last year I think, it actually looked like a proper throwback jersey with an identifiable nod towards where the jersey actually comes from and not the usual walking billboards that jerseys have become now that aren't very good fitting for non toned athletes to wear!

It always amuses me that clubs put their name in Irish on their jersey crest so the vast majority of people haven't a clue where it represents.

On a related point these replica jerseys are priced now at €70 plus which is shocking in my opinion. There seems to be a monopoly on the making of gaa wear at inter county level and that should be concerning too.

leitrimguy1985 (Leitrim) - Posts: 57 - 19/03/2021 14:51:20    2334522

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "county jerseys changing over the years.....for example, Clare were traditionally a yellow shirt with a full blue hoop, not now...Wexford had purple waist up upto chest level then gold/yellow for top half with a purple collar...not now..I could go on..some teams have even dropped a colour in these new ultra designs, Meath were green and gold when I was a child, they are primarily green now with gold trim...Donegal and Kerry had the same jersey when I was growing up..now Donegal is mainly yellow with green shoulders and trim..I have an old 1980s Offaly jersey and the quality and the colours are so real, I have a fairly recent one and the quality is so different, the green is now traffic light green as opposed to the grass green shade of the 1980s...anyone else think the old jerseys were nicer looking..."
Not sure about the baggy ones of the late 90's/00's but yeah I'd agree with you.

thegadfly (Cavan) - Posts: 260 - 19/03/2021 17:05:08    2334529

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Replying To tonguey:  "No- this topic is boring and pointless-"
get over the childish spat last week over you spelling and my missing appostrophe last week...I have...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 19/03/2021 17:49:30    2334534

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Replying To leitrimguy1985:  "There's no doubt jerseys were nicer back years ago, and of better made quality too, 100% cotton as opposed to the synthetic nightmare they are made from now. That is why the white and green hooped Tipperary jersey went down so well last year I think, it actually looked like a proper throwback jersey with an identifiable nod towards where the jersey actually comes from and not the usual walking billboards that jerseys have become now that aren't very good fitting for non toned athletes to wear!

It always amuses me that clubs put their name in Irish on their jersey crest so the vast majority of people haven't a clue where it represents.

On a related point these replica jerseys are priced now at €70 plus which is shocking in my opinion. There seems to be a monopoly on the making of gaa wear at inter county level and that should be concerning too."
replica prices are a disgrace and the current jerseys are just about priced ok...thanks for your postive response.

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 19/03/2021 17:51:48    2334535

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The new Mayo jersey doesn''t look great. A bit too much going on with it, having a red color

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2363 - 19/03/2021 20:27:16    2334540

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "The new Mayo jersey doesn''t look great. A bit too much going on with it, having a red color"
and when counties clash or near clash, these dark blue/navy (look a shade of black almost) are woeful looking altogether...when worn, the alternative all white worn by Galway and Cork with the maroon or red stripe on side is nice I will say..while plain colours, the white jersey and black togs or Sligo always looked well regardless of design, as do Kildares all white strip...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 20/03/2021 01:24:56    2334567

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "county jerseys changing over the years.....for example, Clare were traditionally a yellow shirt with a full blue hoop, not now...Wexford had purple waist up upto chest level then gold/yellow for top half with a purple collar...not now..I could go on..some teams have even dropped a colour in these new ultra designs, Meath were green and gold when I was a child, they are primarily green now with gold trim...Donegal and Kerry had the same jersey when I was growing up..now Donegal is mainly yellow with green shoulders and trim..I have an old 1980s Offaly jersey and the quality and the colours are so real, I have a fairly recent one and the quality is so different, the green is now traffic light green as opposed to the grass green shade of the 1980s...anyone else think the old jerseys were nicer looking..."
Didn't Sligo ware an all white Jersey with black cuffs as well fair play,

when I was growing up we used to have some atrocious Jerseys at under age that were to big for every1 bar a couple of big lads, the sleeves would have to be turned up and there was enough material for 2 people.

I remember if a fella was lucky enough to have a pair of mikasa gloves (the yellow gloves with the black rubber dots ) you'd be giving him half your sandwich at lunch so he might give you the left 1 as it would improve your contribution in the game by about 50% ( maybe that's the answer to beating the dubs) back to basics :-)

Can you remember the Power football boots? They had the backward facing white arrow on the side, They were the cheapest of the cheap but they'd be no end to them.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13447 - 20/03/2021 09:45:01    2334569

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Personally, I think most county GAA jerseys are fairly bland and there seems to be a lack of scope to come out with anything other than the ordinary.
Perhaps it's the design restrictions that hamper anything more groundbreaking but most if not all, are generally quiet basis and unimaginative.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2312 - 20/03/2021 12:15:26    2334581

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Teams changing colours and designs is nothing new and anyone who thinks the 100% cotton ones were better has only ever worn them sitting on the couch and has never played sport

Lots of old men shouting at clouds round here

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1232 - 20/03/2021 12:26:53    2334583

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Personally, I think most county GAA jerseys are fairly bland and there seems to be a lack of scope to come out with anything other than the ordinary.
Perhaps it's the design restrictions that hamper anything more groundbreaking but most if not all, are generally quiet basis and unimaginative."
The gaa should allow Addidas Nike Puma and Under Armour into the Jersey Market they do a great job with the soccer jerseys, although the Manchester utd away Jersey is a crime against nature.. It looks like some1 drove over a zebra.

Adidas did some sweet Kerry Jerseys in the past before the gaa put a stop to it.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13447 - 20/03/2021 12:47:34    2334585

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "The gaa should allow Addidas Nike Puma and Under Armour into the Jersey Market they do a great job with the soccer jerseys, although the Manchester utd away Jersey is a crime against nature.. It looks like some1 drove over a zebra.

Adidas did some sweet Kerry Jerseys in the past before the gaa put a stop to it."
Definitely would make a better hand if it than what we generally get. There's little or no competition in the GAA jersey market and that's never good. Same old stuff rehashed every few years.
New ideas and designs could only be a good thing but that just doesn't seem to be the way they think.
I'd love to see something different personally.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2312 - 20/03/2021 13:20:43    2334587

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Was looking forward when chill insurance left cork jersey because I never liked the big white box around chill, but instead it's another big white box this time Sports Direct. Prefer older cork jerseys when the sponsor was Barry's Tea and no major design to it, bought that replica this year in a retro instagram page. I loved the Limerick one a few years ago when they went for a plain retro look

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 163 - 20/03/2021 13:58:06    2334591

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Replying To DuhallowRed:  "Was looking forward when chill insurance left cork jersey because I never liked the big white box around chill, but instead it's another big white box this time Sports Direct. Prefer older cork jerseys when the sponsor was Barry's Tea and no major design to it, bought that replica this year in a retro instagram page. I loved the Limerick one a few years ago when they went for a plain retro look"
Correct.I also preferred the Cork jerseys that were nearly all red.The big white boxes take away from the jersey.County jerseys have changed a lot over the years.Some for the better and others not.The Dubs blue and Navy only came in the 70s but its class. (the old dubs colours were just blue and white).I have a real gra for the maroon of Galway and think the Red and black of Down is brilliant also.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2679 - 20/03/2021 14:45:06    2334595

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Replying To Breezy:  "Teams changing colours and designs is nothing new and anyone who thinks the 100% cotton ones were better has only ever worn them sitting on the couch and has never played sport

Lots of old men shouting at clouds round here"
Isn't that we are here for ?

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1333 - 20/03/2021 15:03:51    2334598

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "The gaa should allow Addidas Nike Puma and Under Armour into the Jersey Market they do a great job with the soccer jerseys, although the Manchester utd away Jersey is a crime against nature.. It looks like some1 drove over a zebra.

Adidas did some sweet Kerry Jerseys in the past before the gaa put a stop to it."
You'd see Dublin decked out in Nike kits and the likes of poor old Leitrim in Sondico

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1349 - 20/03/2021 20:35:52    2334618

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Replying To Bon:  "You'd see Dublin decked out in Nike kits and the likes of poor old Leitrim in Sondico"
Or Leitrim might be rocking some nice Adidas gear and a nice pay check with it Bon, I wonder how much from Jersey sales goes to the counties.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13447 - 20/03/2021 22:03:09    2334622

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "get over the childish spat last week over you spelling and my missing appostrophe last week...I have..."
Spat?? I would not call that a spat buddy- I call it a disagreement- that is it. I don't take things personally or attack posters personally- might disagree with their opinions and views but that is what this forum is for. I thought the thread was pointless and boring and said so. However I was wrong as other people seem to be interested by it. That is it- nothing personal lad- if I disagree with opinions I saw so but certainly have no grudge against you or anyone else here.

By the way you spelt apostrophe wrong...sorry couldn't let it slide!! Lol.

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 20/03/2021 22:18:42    2334624

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Replying To DuhallowRed:  "Was looking forward when chill insurance left cork jersey because I never liked the big white box around chill, but instead it's another big white box this time Sports Direct. Prefer older cork jerseys when the sponsor was Barry's Tea and no major design to it, bought that replica this year in a retro instagram page. I loved the Limerick one a few years ago when they went for a plain retro look"
nothing personal to Cork, but the Chill jersey was a woeful looking article..Barrys Tea was a class jersey...Limerick had a lovely shade of green jersey and excellent looking quality with "Maddens Milk" on it many many years ago, and it was a nice jersey..Wexford with the "Buckler" was strangely nice for some reason..The Blue and nave Dublin jersey with the red Vodafone logo does nothing for me at all..shocking array of colours...Kilkennys Mahon-McPhillips (their first ever sponsor I think) wasnt great looking but at least the jersey itself was kept intact design wise...The Laois jersey now too has the hoop gone, just a half hoop on the front the back is all blue...The Tipperary "Finches" jersey I liked...again, the blue and gold hoop kept intact, with finces on the gold hoop only...Roscommon has a sponsor 747 or something along those lines, and it looked well on the jersey too...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 20/03/2021 22:51:49    2334626

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