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County Colours And Jersey Designs Now Adays

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "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."
I'd imagine its based on units sold per county in any given year.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1349 - 20/03/2021 23:43:10    2334630

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "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..."
Limerick have been lucky with sponsors with the exception of the Red Cow which was a bit busy but thankfully we never had any that were not stupid colours like Avonmore or Vodafone and had 2 charities in Sporting Limerick and Drug Free Cul. Kerry have been lucky too with Kerry Group as it fits nicely and is mostly just the word Kerry anyway

The Laois hoop seems to have been coming and going for a good few years now at least back to the 90s which is a pity as the all blue is a bit boring and Donegal, Sligo and Derry have all reversed their main colours in living memory but Derry switched back pretty quick

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1232 - 21/03/2021 08:56:57    2334636

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Replying To Bon:  "I'd imagine its based on units sold per county in any given year."
Ya I'd say you'd have to take what they give you and no negotiation which is wrong in this day and age when money is so important to winning things, I read somewhere last year that O'Neills had broken into the soccer market in England (lower leagues) not sure its true or not but if it is it would be interesting to compare what those soccer teams get compared to gaelic football teams and if O'Neills are allowed go into other sports why can't the other big sports companies try for our business?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13447 - 21/03/2021 11:24:37    2334642

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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"
"Old man yells at cloud" was exactly what came to my mind as well reading here reading nostalgic yarns about how old jerseys had better designs, colours, materials etc.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1460 - 21/03/2021 12:14:16    2334644

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Replying To CastleBravo:  ""Old man yells at cloud" was exactly what came to my mind as well reading here reading nostalgic yarns about how old jerseys had better designs, colours, materials etc."
Mmmm them lovely cotton jerseys soaking up all your sweat

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1232 - 21/03/2021 14:40:15    2334650

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya I'd say you'd have to take what they give you and no negotiation which is wrong in this day and age when money is so important to winning things, I read somewhere last year that O'Neills had broken into the soccer market in England (lower leagues) not sure its true or not but if it is it would be interesting to compare what those soccer teams get compared to gaelic football teams and if O'Neills are allowed go into other sports why can't the other big sports companies try for our business?"
They make a lot of jerseys for Rugby League too across Europe.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1349 - 21/03/2021 16:18:48    2334655

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Replying To Bon:  "They make a lot of jerseys for Rugby League too across Europe."
So they're well and truly an international sportswear company now.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13447 - 21/03/2021 16:49:46    2334657

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "So they're well and truly an international sportswear company now."
Yeah! Great to see it. I've heard it from good source that they need to grow the company on a global basis so they can pay for their logo on the Dublin jerseys!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 117 - 21/03/2021 19:40:11    2334665

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya I'd say you'd have to take what they give you and no negotiation which is wrong in this day and age when money is so important to winning things, I read somewhere last year that O'Neills had broken into the soccer market in England (lower leagues) not sure its true or not but if it is it would be interesting to compare what those soccer teams get compared to gaelic football teams and if O'Neills are allowed go into other sports why can't the other big sports companies try for our business?"
I know they made a remembrance day jersey for Hartlepool United which had a spitfire on the front of it. Which caused some of our more rabid republican folk conniptions. Not sure how many spitfires were used against the Irish population here but I would imagine it was somewhere down at zero. They also make Wycombe Wanderers gear as far as I know.

leitrimguy1985 (Leitrim) - Posts: 57 - 22/03/2021 08:34:12    2334685

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You can also get GAA jerseys from a well known chinese website for peanuts.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1349 - 22/03/2021 17:15:06    2334727

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "So they're well and truly an international sportswear company now."
Yes, besides soccer they make sport kits for rugby (union and league, cricket, Australian Rules football, basket ball and lots more. See the following link: link

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1452 - 22/03/2021 18:04:19    2334731

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Replying To Bon:  "You can also get GAA jerseys from a well known chinese website for peanuts."
Nah! Can't see Charlie Brown and Snoppy in a Carlow jersey to be honest with you!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 117 - 22/03/2021 19:13:10    2334738

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yes, besides soccer they make sport kits for rugby (union and league, cricket, Australian Rules football, basket ball and lots more. See the following link: link"
That's good to hear, so they're not totally reliant on the gaa market, it's time county boards started negotiations on better deals for their counties.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13447 - 22/03/2021 22:45:47    2334770

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya I'd say you'd have to take what they give you and no negotiation which is wrong in this day and age when money is so important to winning things, I read somewhere last year that O'Neills had broken into the soccer market in England (lower leagues) not sure its true or not but if it is it would be interesting to compare what those soccer teams get compared to gaelic football teams and if O'Neills are allowed go into other sports why can't the other big sports companies try for our business?"
They actually make the jerseys for Wycombe Wanderers who are in the Joe Mcdonagh of English football

butterfly (Meath) - Posts: 112 - 23/03/2021 09:50:15    2334786

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The new Limerick jersey out today was always going to be a big seller but they have really came up trumps with all 65 clubs names appearing on the jersey, Limerick gaa often got things wrong but this new jersey is very well done.

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 333 - 24/03/2021 19:33:55    2334960

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Replying To OpenStand:  "The new Limerick jersey out today was always going to be a big seller but they have really came up trumps with all 65 clubs names appearing on the jersey, Limerick gaa often got things wrong but this new jersey is very well done."
It's a lovely Jersey.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13447 - 24/03/2021 20:30:43    2334970

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It looks class, it had big shoes to fill, the last 2 shirts were lovely too! Fingers crossed there'll be a man wearing it lifting Liam Mc Carthy again later in the year.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1349 - 24/03/2021 22:20:47    2334976

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Replying To CastleBravo:  ""Old man yells at cloud" was exactly what came to my mind as well reading here reading nostalgic yarns about how old jerseys had better designs, colours, materials etc."
Some of the jerseys of the last few years have been lovely. Simplistic but modern. Fantastic compared to the garish efforts of the 00s

thebronze14 (Donegal) - Posts: 17 - 25/03/2021 23:04:18    2335040

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I think the Wexford jersey which I remember from my earliest matches, in 2003-2004, is the worst attempt ever at a jersey.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1348 - 26/03/2021 10:42:29    2335054

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "I think the Wexford jersey which I remember from my earliest matches, in 2003-2004, is the worst attempt ever at a jersey."
it was certainly one to remember alright...was looking it up there earlier...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 07/04/2021 23:00:01    2336226

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