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Worst GAA Jersies Of All Time

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Overall I think we have a relatively good record over the years with jerseys in Meath apart from a few one off aberrations, the final jersey in '90 which for some reason had "An Mhí" in big letters across the chest was unnecessary and the short lived O'Reilly Transport jersey in '91 with the gold sleeves bore a resemblance to kitchen curtains of the '70's. Donegal under Azzuri had an awful mustardy yellow kit with vertical green stripes which was pure cat and that Galway away camouflage jersey doesn't do anything for me, I agree that the Chill logo does nothing for the Cork jersey and Wexford had a few ropey efforts too but have returned to more popular styles. I await with interest the unveiling of the new Meath jersey in mid December which is rumoured to be a throwback to the late 80's design with the squares on the front, sometimes retro is good if done properly, we shall see.

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3520 - 01/12/2019 13:54:13    2252464

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Replying To Breezy:  "And people want to buy them. No one's been held at gunpoint"
Well yes. I wasn't attacking anybody's taste, merely expressing a personal view that modern jerseys are over-designed and fussy looking.

Also, retro or modern, no fan (me included) should wear a jersey unless they've been on a few training runs. Beer guts, moobs and flabby arms never look great, but at least you can half disguise them with normal clothes - they look even worse in a sports top!

And don't get me started on Antrim's new sponsor. Fonacab? Cue the jeers after every missed point: "taxi for [insert name of bloke having an off-day]"

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 627 - 01/12/2019 14:35:56    2252473

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Alot of mention of awful sponsors but would most counties have a particular iconic one.Barrys tea/Cork would be the stand out for me with Antrim/Bushmills being another.

As for Limerick Shaw's jerseys are pretty iconic bit due to the time not the sponsor.
Also had 2 charities in the health board "drug free cúl" and Sporting Limerick which is nice.

Always hated the red cow ones as the logo is way too busy

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 475 - 01/12/2019 15:37:28    2252482

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Replying To Breezy:  "Alot of mention of awful sponsors but would most counties have a particular iconic one.Barrys tea/Cork would be the stand out for me with Antrim/Bushmills being another.

As for Limerick Shaw's jerseys are pretty iconic bit due to the time not the sponsor.
Also had 2 charities in the health board "drug free cúl" and Sporting Limerick which is nice.

Always hated the red cow ones as the logo is way too busy"
I think we're the only team in the country to have our original sponsor in Kerry group.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10226 - 01/12/2019 15:46:38    2252485

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Jeepers, Kerry could be in big trouble, if the Mighty Ducks notice they have pinched there Jersey. ;)

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3166 - 01/12/2019 15:58:05    2252488

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I think we're the only team in the country to have our original sponsor in Kerry group."
A perfect fit as a sponsor.
I think Galway have always had Supermacs too but only in hurling also theyre the only county I can think of that used to have completely different designs for hurling and football

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 475 - 01/12/2019 16:01:51    2252492

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Offaly have always had Carroll's too I think.
They just released 2020 kit over the weekend and the home Jersey has the same different colour sleeves as Kerry so I feel this could be a trend for the year. The away kit looks amazing though would make a lovely Ireland or Celtic change too

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 475 - 01/12/2019 16:09:17    2252495

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I think Offaly have had the same sponsor.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12845 - 01/12/2019 16:28:10    2252499

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Replying To Breezy:  "A perfect fit as a sponsor.
I think Galway have always had Supermacs too but only in hurling also theyre the only county I can think of that used to have completely different designs for hurling and football"
Ya it's a great fit for sure we're very lucky to have them,

Did Galway have Air Arann at one stage?

I liked the way limerick had no sponsors on their jersey this year it reminded me of the way Barcelona did semilar years ago.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10226 - 01/12/2019 16:37:34    2252500

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Replying To Breezy:  "Offaly have always had Carroll's too I think.
They just released 2020 kit over the weekend and the home Jersey has the same different colour sleeves as Kerry so I feel this could be a trend for the year. The away kit looks amazing though would make a lovely Ireland or Celtic change too"
You could be right about the sleeves , so Galway could have white sleeves the same with limerick if that's what the theme O'Neills seems to be going for.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10226 - 01/12/2019 17:46:32    2252507

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya it's a great fit for sure we're very lucky to have them,

Did Galway have Air Arann at one stage?

I liked the way limerick had no sponsors on their jersey this year it reminded me of the way Barcelona did semilar years ago."
Ya Aer Arann were on the football kits which were a different design back then but hurlers have always been Supermacs

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 475 - 01/12/2019 21:04:53    2252556

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Replying To MesAmis:  "I think Offaly have had the same sponsor."
Clare ran off to Eircell/Vodafone in the early 00s when our stock was high but back we trotted to Pat O Donnell after that.

In fairness to Pat bar the two or so years we had a different sponsor his company has been unreal to clare

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1988 - 02/12/2019 09:32:34    2252608

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Our own jersey last year is doing nothing for me tbh

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 507 - 02/12/2019 09:47:15    2252611

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Just looking at the sponsors per County and it is an eclectic mix from the family run/local business up to the multinationals.

Antrim: FonaCab (Belfast Taxi Company)
Armagh: Simply Fruit Naturally (Fresh Fruit)
Carlow: Institute of Technology Carlow
Cavan: Kingspan (Building Insulation)
Clare: Pat O'Donnell (Plant Machinery and Equipment)
Cork: Chill Insurance
Derry: H&A Building Specialists
Donegal: KN Group (Telecoms Networks)
Down: EOS IT Solutions
Dublin: AIG (Finance and Insurance)
Fermanagh: Tracey Concrete
Galway: Supermacs
Kerry: Kerry Group (Food Company)
Kildare: Brady Family (O'Briens Fine Foods)
Kilkenny: Avonmore (Dairy Co-op)
Laois: MW Hire
Leitrim: JP Clarkes NY (Bar)
Limerick: JP McManus
London: Clayton Hotels
Longford: Glennon Brothers (Timber)
Louth: STAT Sports (Sports GPS trackers)
Mayo: Intersport Elverys
Meath: Devenish Nutrition (Agri-Technology animal feed)
Monaghan: Investec (Banking and Asset Management)
New York: Navillus Construction
Offaly: Carrolls (Food Manufacturers)
Roscommon: Ballymore (Property Development)
Sligo: Abbvie (Biopharmaceutical)
Tyrone: Tyrone Fabrication (Steel Fabricators)
Tipperary: Teneo (Executive Advisory Firm)
Westmeath: Renault
Wexford: GAIN Animal Nutrition
Wicklow: Renualt

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3941 - 02/12/2019 10:54:54    2252630

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "Clare ran off to Eircell/Vodafone in the early 00s when our stock was high but back we trotted to Pat O Donnell after that.

In fairness to Pat bar the two or so years we had a different sponsor his company has been unreal to clare"
Clare were briefly sponsored by Aeroflot, the Russian State Airline, too!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12845 - 02/12/2019 12:01:05    2252650

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "Just looking at the sponsors per County and it is an eclectic mix from the family run/local business up to the multinationals.

Antrim: FonaCab (Belfast Taxi Company)
Armagh: Simply Fruit Naturally (Fresh Fruit)
Carlow: Institute of Technology Carlow
Cavan: Kingspan (Building Insulation)
Clare: Pat O'Donnell (Plant Machinery and Equipment)
Cork: Chill Insurance
Derry: H&A Building Specialists
Donegal: KN Group (Telecoms Networks)
Down: EOS IT Solutions
Dublin: AIG (Finance and Insurance)
Fermanagh: Tracey Concrete
Galway: Supermacs
Kerry: Kerry Group (Food Company)
Kildare: Brady Family (O'Briens Fine Foods)
Kilkenny: Avonmore (Dairy Co-op)
Laois: MW Hire
Leitrim: JP Clarkes NY (Bar)
Limerick: JP McManus
London: Clayton Hotels
Longford: Glennon Brothers (Timber)
Louth: STAT Sports (Sports GPS trackers)
Mayo: Intersport Elverys
Meath: Devenish Nutrition (Agri-Technology animal feed)
Monaghan: Investec (Banking and Asset Management)
New York: Navillus Construction
Offaly: Carrolls (Food Manufacturers)
Roscommon: Ballymore (Property Development)
Sligo: Abbvie (Biopharmaceutical)
Tyrone: Tyrone Fabrication (Steel Fabricators)
Tipperary: Teneo (Executive Advisory Firm)
Westmeath: Renault
Wexford: GAIN Animal Nutrition
Wicklow: Renualt"
Wexford changing to Zurich insurance in 2020

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1819 - 02/12/2019 12:45:05    2252667

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Replying To wexico15:  "Wexford changing to Zurich insurance in 2020"
Good man - likely one or two more in there due to change. My scientific research involved looking at the current jerseys available on the O'Neills website so depends on who have launched their new jerseys for next season then.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3941 - 02/12/2019 13:02:41    2252671

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Clare were briefly sponsored by Aeroflot, the Russian State Airline, too!"
I've just googled this - the jerseys had Aeroflot written in Cyrillic. Gas!

Morty (Westmeath) - Posts: 63 - 02/12/2019 13:03:40    2252673

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Kildare jerseys with the big ignorant Brady family logo stuck on it

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 804 - 02/12/2019 15:08:17    2252721

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "Our own jersey last year is doing nothing for me tbh"
Not one of the best design on a roscommon Jersey but the worst ever I think not.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2611 - 02/12/2019 16:23:35    2252734

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