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Worst GAA Jersies Of All Time

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Considering the state of the new Kerry jersey (https://www.the42.ie/new-kerry-gaa-jersey-2020-4912400-Nov2019/) which is such a poor showing after the wonderful retro effort Paul Galvin designed it got me thinking.

What are/were the worst GAA jersies of all time?

Off the top of my head they would include, Galvin's mustard away Kerry monstrosity (2017-2019)
https://www.oneills.com/kerry-gaa-away-jersey-2018-gold.html

That awful white jersey Kerry only wore once on that dark day in 2001 (granted my loathing of that jersey might have less to do with its colour or design than with the match scoreline)
https://www.sportsfile.com/id/071862/

And I'm sorry but any Carlow one ...

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5213 - 30/11/2019 11:31:05    2252192

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Wexford jersey 2009-2013, never has a sponsor looked as out of a place on a kit

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1819 - 30/11/2019 11:38:46    2252195

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Every cork jersey that has the chill insurance on it, hate the white box around it

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 75 - 30/11/2019 12:20:29    2252201

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Last years Kerry geansaí was great. Why change to this new horrendous one?!

Dubs geansaí in 2002 was awful, Wexford had a similarly bad one around that time.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12845 - 30/11/2019 13:19:31    2252216

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Last years Kerry geansaí was great. Why change to this new horrendous one?!

Dubs geansaí in 2002 was awful, Wexford had a similarly bad one around that time."
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DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 75 - 30/11/2019 13:27:22    2252220

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Replying To DuhallowRed:  "Every cork jersey that has the chill insurance on it, hate the white box around it"
Destroyed a true traditional jersey the red oval of Avonmore on the Kilkenny jersey is an eye sore also but the Mustard Kerry jersey is the worst of all-time.

gatha (Kilkenny) - Posts: 39 - 30/11/2019 13:34:21    2252228

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Replying To wexico15:  "Wexford jersey 2009-2013, never has a sponsor looked as out of a place on a kit"
Those mostly yellow Wexford jerseys were a joke especially 2010.

Was a lad tried to make a site of all the old kits a few years back it out of date but still pretty good

http://www.prideinthejersey.com/jerseysindex.html

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 475 - 30/11/2019 13:42:16    2252231

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God our mustard jersey was a gowl of a yoke.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10226 - 30/11/2019 13:54:01    2252235

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The new Kerry kit would be great if the sleeves were green no need to mess with an iconic jersey
As for Cork I cant understand why they cant just write Chill in white lake all previous sponsers for Cork

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 475 - 30/11/2019 14:09:51    2252243

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The mayo 1, I can't stand the sight of it.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1397 - 30/11/2019 14:46:17    2252255

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The Tyrone one of a few years ago with the fried egg on the front of it.

tireoghainabu (Tyrone) - Posts: 78 - 30/11/2019 16:31:50    2252297

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The Tyrone one of a few years ago with the fried egg on the front of it.

tireoghainabu (Tyrone) - Posts: 78 - 30/11/2019 16:32:03    2252298

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Replying To tireoghainabu:  "The Tyrone one of a few years ago with the fried egg on the front of it."
Very good :-) that was bad alright although the time ye were running around with target on yer chests that could have dodgy too :-0

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10226 - 30/11/2019 18:16:14    2252328

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I don't like any modern jerseys. Gaelic or soccer, every time I see old plain jerseys (1970s and earlier), be it Iggy Jones, G Best or Jack O'Shea, no sponsors and no intricate details, I think they all look brilliant. I loved the old Carlow jerseys when they were 3 plain horizontal blocks of colour, like a Rasta flag. Now, it's a mess. The 70s Kerry jersey looked very strong. The 1950s and earlier Tyrone jersey had a massive red hand, life sized, nothing else; like someone had dipped their hand in a pot of red paint. Again, looked great. Modern jerseys far too fussy; but I accept it's driven by sponsors and boards want to sell jerseys

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 627 - 30/11/2019 20:51:54    2252369

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Replying To essmac:  "I don't like any modern jerseys. Gaelic or soccer, every time I see old plain jerseys (1970s and earlier), be it Iggy Jones, G Best or Jack O'Shea, no sponsors and no intricate details, I think they all look brilliant. I loved the old Carlow jerseys when they were 3 plain horizontal blocks of colour, like a Rasta flag. Now, it's a mess. The 70s Kerry jersey looked very strong. The 1950s and earlier Tyrone jersey had a massive red hand, life sized, nothing else; like someone had dipped their hand in a pot of red paint. Again, looked great. Modern jerseys far too fussy; but I accept it's driven by sponsors and boards want to sell jerseys"
And they all wore caps too,right out of Peaky Blinders

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 30/11/2019 21:21:30    2252379

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Considering the state of the new Kerry jersey (https://www.the42.ie/new-kerry-gaa-jersey-2020-4912400-Nov2019/) which is such a poor showing after the wonderful retro effort Paul Galvin designed it got me thinking.

What are/were the worst GAA jersies of all time?

Off the top of my head they would include, Galvin's mustard away Kerry monstrosity (2017-2019)
https://www.oneills.com/kerry-gaa-away-jersey-2018-gold.html

That awful white jersey Kerry only wore once on that dark day in 2001 (granted my loathing of that jersey might have less to do with its colour or design than with the match scoreline)
https://www.sportsfile.com/id/071862/

And I'm sorry but any Carlow one ..."
Ouch, some of those jerseys were pretty bad and that's for sure. But I liked the white one from 2001.

Themall1916 (Kerry) - Posts: 87 - 30/11/2019 22:23:59    2252399

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Replying To essmac:  "I don't like any modern jerseys. Gaelic or soccer, every time I see old plain jerseys (1970s and earlier), be it Iggy Jones, G Best or Jack O'Shea, no sponsors and no intricate details, I think they all look brilliant. I loved the old Carlow jerseys when they were 3 plain horizontal blocks of colour, like a Rasta flag. Now, it's a mess. The 70s Kerry jersey looked very strong. The 1950s and earlier Tyrone jersey had a massive red hand, life sized, nothing else; like someone had dipped their hand in a pot of red paint. Again, looked great. Modern jerseys far too fussy; but I accept it's driven by sponsors and boards want to sell jerseys"
And people want to buy them. No one's been held at gunpoint

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 475 - 01/12/2019 00:16:25    2252414

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Replying To Breezy:  "Those mostly yellow Wexford jerseys were a joke especially 2010.

Was a lad tried to make a site of all the old kits a few years back it out of date but still pretty good

>>Was" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.prideinthejersey.com/jerseysindex.html"
>>Was a lad tried to make a site of all the old kits a few years back it out of date but still pretty good http://www.prideinthejersey.com/jerseysindex.html"<<

Now that was a trip down memory lane!

I'd forgotten about the mid-2000s Donegal one with the stripes up the shorts as well - probably for good reason...

Londonish (UK) - Posts: 4 - 01/12/2019 11:10:34    2252442

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Replying To DuhallowRed:  "€€€"
Yeah but a nicer geansaí equals more €€€€

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12845 - 01/12/2019 11:43:33    2252446

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The green Westmeath one with the big yellow Renault logo on the front. The jersey without the logo would probably look good but like the Cork and Chill Jersey, the logo really makes a mess out of it!

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 127 - 01/12/2019 12:53:00    2252453

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