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Long Sleeve GAA Jerseys

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It's no longer the trend that teams have a pair of Long sleeve Jerseys, even during winter months. Skins or Under Armour under a short sleeve Jersey a kind of replacement.
Rare enough you'd see soccer players wearing long sleeve now too. Giggs and Beckham always had long sleeve

Are O Neiils just not bothering making them or no longer necessary to produce?

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2042 - 28/07/2020 11:40:29    2285533

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "It's no longer the trend that teams have a pair of Long sleeve Jerseys, even during winter months. Skins or Under Armour under a short sleeve Jersey a kind of replacement.
Rare enough you'd see soccer players wearing long sleeve now too. Giggs and Beckham always had long sleeve

Are O Neiils just not bothering making them or no longer necessary to produce?"
In today's world of "being ripped", with "abs" and "guns" the long sleeved jerseys don't fit in with the sleeve tattoo look and the "I spend more time doing weights than you do and only take water on my porridge" fad.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4245 - 28/07/2020 11:55:19    2285540

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Good question. Global warming?!!!

I suppose wealthy soccer clubs can get jerseys custom fitted per players. The short sleeved jereys are cheaper to produce than long sleeved ones. Less material, no cuffs, less labour.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5707 - 28/07/2020 12:00:07    2285543

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They were horrible to be fair. Was glad to see the back of them. Give me a short sleeve shirt with a L/s baselayer any cold day.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 898 - 28/07/2020 13:00:28    2285555

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Replying To Joxer:  "In today's world of "being ripped", with "abs" and "guns" the long sleeved jerseys don't fit in with the sleeve tattoo look and the "I spend more time doing weights than you do and only take water on my porridge" fad."
True all about vanity those tight jersey's look so uncomfortable.

gatha (Kilkenny) - Posts: 120 - 28/07/2020 13:10:36    2285563

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Replying To gatha:  "True all about vanity those tight jersey's look so uncomfortable."
A jersey that's too tight would be uncomfortable of course. But a jersey that fits well is much better to play in than something very baggy with loads of extra material. Some of the older jerseys were like a parachute on a very windy day. :)

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 750 - 28/07/2020 13:33:16    2285567

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They were baggy alright, but they would be able to design a better fit long sleeve jersey nowadays.
It looks a bit idiotic watching a league game in February when it's lashing rain with short sleeve.
The game in Omagh this year Dublin and Tyrone in particular stood out.

Would be more expense for clubs, 0but Counties could manage it

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2042 - 28/07/2020 13:43:33    2285569

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I don't think it is about vanity, skins just don't take on water half as badly as long sleeve jerseys.
If the choice was long sleeve or short sleeve with no skins, I would rather freeze than wear long sleeves

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 714 - 28/07/2020 13:44:37    2285570

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One reason for the tight jerseys in football especially is to make them harder for opponents to grab. Base layers are better than longsleeve because multi layers are better than one heavy top for retaining heat.

Love the fellas on here moaning about the youth of today. Sure is it not better that they are obsessed with thee gym and nutrition than obsessed with drink and fags like we all were

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 898 - 28/07/2020 21:25:38    2285625

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St Kierans college wear long sleeve jerseys still only one I can think of.

ceatharlach.abu (Carlow) - Posts: 23 - 28/07/2020 22:01:50    2285629

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "They were baggy alright, but they would be able to design a better fit long sleeve jersey nowadays.
It looks a bit idiotic watching a league game in February when it's lashing rain with short sleeve.
The game in Omagh this year Dublin and Tyrone in particular stood out.

Would be more expense for clubs, 0but Counties could manage it"
If it's lashing rain it would be better for the player to be in the short sleeve,at least that's what I'd think. Maybe some of you younger lads who are still playing have a thought on this?

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 4214 - 29/07/2020 04:45:37    2285644

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I remember long-sleeved jerseys, certainly at club level, in the 1970s but not much after that. I have old pictures of my Dad's team, 1930s and 1940s, club and county, and mostly long-sleeved. Certainly the ones I remember in the 70s were heavy, baggy and you could have used them as a tow-rope, they were that strong. The thing that strikes me most about older jerseys is tha lack of sponsorship; always looks far better without it.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 717 - 29/07/2020 09:25:50    2285647

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as a former corner back i loved the long sleeve,could get a little tug on the elbow part and the referee might not notice.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3729 - 29/07/2020 12:45:20    2285670

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Replying To Breezy:  "One reason for the tight jerseys in football especially is to make them harder for opponents to grab. Base layers are better than longsleeve because multi layers are better than one heavy top for retaining heat.

Love the fellas on here moaning about the youth of today. Sure is it not better that they are obsessed with thee gym and nutrition than obsessed with drink and fags like we all were"
I think you're right on all points.

Would it be fair to say the tight fit trend started with Armagh around 2002?

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1394 - 29/07/2020 14:51:05    2285697

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Replying To Suas Sios:  "I think you're right on all points.

Would it be fair to say the tight fit trend started with Armagh around 2002?"
I thought so to with Armagh but was afraid to say it cause I wasn't sure. It was just starting to become a thing in rugby round the same time look at Brian O'Driscoll in 2001 where he looks like a kid who stole his dad's top compared to about 2005

Was there a thing for cutting sleeves even shorter a while back too or am I dreaming that?

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 898 - 29/07/2020 16:17:55    2285719

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Trevor Giles started cutting the sleeves for a while.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2042 - 29/07/2020 17:14:26    2285734

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Replying To Breezy:  "I thought so to with Armagh but was afraid to say it cause I wasn't sure. It was just starting to become a thing in rugby round the same time look at Brian O'Driscoll in 2001 where he looks like a kid who stole his dad's top compared to about 2005

Was there a thing for cutting sleeves even shorter a while back too or am I dreaming that?"
Trevor Giles wore a jersey with no sleeves at all (similar to Aussie Rules) for a while. The rest of the Meath team had the standard short sleeves.
Not sure what his reason for it was.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 750 - 29/07/2020 17:30:56    2285738

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I can remember john mullane cutting his sleeves at one point.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 898 - 29/07/2020 17:39:36    2285740

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Trevor Giles wore a jersey with no sleeves at all (similar to Aussie Rules) for a while. The rest of the Meath team had the standard short sleeves.
Not sure what his reason for it was."
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A combination of AFL jerseys, a hot summer and Ollie Murphy's wishes! The podcast down the page is well worth a listen.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5707 - 29/07/2020 20:29:36    2285760

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