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Oneills have released retro jerseys for €50.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1349 - 08/04/2021 10:31:26    2336256

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Is there a set amount/percent of sale that County boards get for O'Neill's or other merchandise sold by them and other companies like through Elverys or Lifestyle?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6277 - 08/04/2021 11:05:44    2336265

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Question some people here may know the answer to. In the old days had all GAA jerseys white collars?. Say for example since the time of colour photography the Meath or Longford jerseys I think have always had gold collars to match the gold in the county flags (or if not a collar at least a gold trim around the kneck). But was this the case back in the old days when GAA jerseys had 'rugby' style collars? (it's impossible to tell when looking at black and white photos)?.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 962 - 10/04/2021 12:16:50    2336710

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Bigger clubs in Dublin have their own O'Neills outlets and online stores. None of them sell Dublin Inter-County Apparel. County boards make money from merchandise, clubs same with own brands. It is quite lucrative especially for larger clubs with thousands of members.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4727 - 10/04/2021 13:33:00    2336722

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Question some people here may know the answer to. In the old days had all GAA jerseys white collars?. Say for example since the time of colour photography the Meath or Longford jerseys I think have always had gold collars to match the gold in the county flags (or if not a collar at least a gold trim around the kneck). But was this the case back in the old days when GAA jerseys had 'rugby' style collars? (it's impossible to tell when looking at black and white photos)?."
I dont know the answer to be honest, your question though stoked the memory of teams have unusual coloured numbers on their jerseys...Laois had their traditional two blue hoops top and bottom with a white centre hoop and then a yellow number on the back which was fierce hard to see against the white hoop...Kilkenny had a black square for years with a white number, and when the black square was discontinued they just went with a white number for a few years, again a bit of an eyeful to see against the black and amber stripes...I think Laois might have went with a red number too in fairly recent times...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 11/04/2021 16:00:11    2336868

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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."
"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"

I can't believe nobody picked up on this horrible narrow-minded remark that stinks of post-colonialism. Are you saying that you'd rather see gobbledygook made-up Anglicisations on jerseys than actual meaningful names that do genuinely represent where the club is based? Shameful comment.

DL_Man (Donegal) - Posts: 142 - 19/04/2021 11:50:38    2337829

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Replying To DL_Man:  ""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"

I can't believe nobody picked up on this horrible narrow-minded remark that stinks of post-colonialism. Are you saying that you'd rather see gobbledygook made-up Anglicisations on jerseys than actual meaningful names that do genuinely represent where the club is based? Shameful comment."
Ah come on now, within reason most people can have a hunch what the crest is from the name on it..there are a few tricky ones..suffice to say if you are at a game you surely know who is playing, or if watching a game on the game player live TV you have to book the game and will know then of course who is playing, or TG4, its very easy to see who is playing after a couple of minutes when the score board comes up, etc...If you see a young lad on the street wearing a jersey and you dont know the club thats a different matter, but the jersey cant be changed to English just because one or two may not be able to read the Irish on the crest..we are watering everything we hold dear away...leave the names in Irish I think..each to their own then too..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 19/04/2021 14:11:45    2337873

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "Ah come on now, within reason most people can have a hunch what the crest is from the name on it..there are a few tricky ones..suffice to say if you are at a game you surely know who is playing, or if watching a game on the game player live TV you have to book the game and will know then of course who is playing, or TG4, its very easy to see who is playing after a couple of minutes when the score board comes up, etc...If you see a young lad on the street wearing a jersey and you dont know the club thats a different matter, but the jersey cant be changed to English just because one or two may not be able to read the Irish on the crest..we are watering everything we hold dear away...leave the names in Irish I think..each to their own then too.."
Exaclty - It's not as if people are going to be fit to read the crests half of the time anyway! The language is a massive part of our heritage and the GAA has an obligation to promote it. The Irish names have much more meaning attached. Crossmaglen, Glenswilly, Corofin - these words don't mean anything , where as Crois Mhic Lionnáin, Gleann tSúilí, etc. mean something and say something about the area.

And sure do the counties not all have their crests as Gaeilge?

DL_Man (Donegal) - Posts: 142 - 19/04/2021 14:31:09    2337878

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Congratulations to Aoife! The new Mayo jersey was designed by a 5 year old. It looks mighty.

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GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6277 - 31/05/2021 22:21:51    2347224

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Congratulations to Aoife! The new Mayo jersey was designed by a 5 year old. It looks mighty.

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I'm no fan of Mayo but I have to say they've got their jerseys spot on this season.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1349 - 01/06/2021 13:30:27    2347381

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Congratulations to Aoife! The new Mayo jersey was designed by a 5 year old. It looks mighty.

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Another nice jersey destroyed by sponsors names.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 01/06/2021 13:42:29    2347389

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can someone tell me how Westmeath are now wearing green jerseys....shocking looking yokes they are..I never like maroon as a colour but if thats your colour wear the bloody thing..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 01/06/2021 22:04:35    2347541

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "can someone tell me how Westmeath are now wearing green jerseys....shocking looking yokes they are..I never like maroon as a colour but if thats your colour wear the bloody thing.."
Its known in sport as a change kit. Every team has one and a few Leinster sides have a green one that goes back to the days when you wore the provincial jersey as your change kit . Down still use yellow sometimes and Limerick, Cork and Kerry have all had blues over the years.

Maroon is Westmeaths colour and they do wear the bloody thing

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1232 - 02/06/2021 10:50:19    2347619

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The Carlow jersey, pure class. 3 hoops. Red, yellow, green. Hasn't changed much over the years. They tried an all red jersey with yellow & green cuffs & collar years ago but have thankfully returned to the traditional colours. Having said that I preferred the 2018 version over the current one, too much yellow this time.

carlo (Carlow) - Posts: 115 - 02/06/2021 20:35:44    2347825

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Replying To Breezy:  "Its known in sport as a change kit. Every team has one and a few Leinster sides have a green one that goes back to the days when you wore the provincial jersey as your change kit . Down still use yellow sometimes and Limerick, Cork and Kerry have all had blues over the years.

Maroon is Westmeaths colour and they do wear the bloody thing"
thanks for telling me all I actually know already...I do follow all aspects of GAA for last 40 years...for the record. Westmeath wore their "change kit" versus Galway which was understandble and seen before...but I seen them wearing it in other games where there was no colour clash...thats all..no need to panic.

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 03/06/2021 01:28:21    2347879

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "thanks for telling me all I actually know already...I do follow all aspects of GAA for last 40 years...for the record. Westmeath wore their "change kit" versus Galway which was understandble and seen before...but I seen them wearing it in other games where there was no colour clash...thats all..no need to panic."
Curious to know what games your talking about?

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1167 - 03/06/2021 17:59:46    2348047

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Tyrone tops were always middle of the road. Today's one is excellent i think. sponsor is small and fits in well. nice colour combo. The red away one is even better.

I seen the retro kits from O'Neill - nice as well.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1935 - 09/06/2021 12:52:32    2349189

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Tyrone tops were always middle of the road. Today's one is excellent i think. sponsor is small and fits in well. nice colour combo. The red away one is even better.

I seen the retro kits from O'Neill - nice as well."
the Louth jersey always has a special place with me..I remember watching highlights of Offaly V Louth in Leinster Championship in 1985, Offaly won by 3-16 to 1-08 and that night on our colour television and fine weather/high pressure affecting the picture of one of our first colour televisions the Louth jersey colour was almost a pinkish orange..I remember checking the Irish press the next day to see the exact colour....simple times in a childs mind...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 860 - 14/06/2021 23:10:50    2351003

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Replying To the creeler:  "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."
Sorry Creeler, but perhaps the chap inadvertently hit the 'p' twice. I would have thought that you'd understand that given that you mistook 'saw' for 'say'. Did you actually laugh out loudly??? Good god. You need to get out more often pal.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1813 - 15/06/2021 09:49:03    2351050

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Replying To avonali:  "Sorry Creeler, but perhaps the chap inadvertently hit the 'p' twice. I would have thought that you'd understand that given that you mistook 'saw' for 'say'. Did you actually laugh out loudly??? Good god. You need to get out more often pal."
To meet his AKAs....

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6277 - 15/06/2021 11:17:41    2351086

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