LGFA unveils 50th anniversary commemorative jersey

May 29, 2024

LGFA Chief Executive Officer Helen O'Rourke and Uachtarán Cumann Peil Gael na mBan, Mícheál Naughton, centre, with, from left, Niamh Carmody of Kerry, Avril Holmes, Roísín Whelan, age 3, Aryia Holmes, age 10, Joan O'Reilly and Clodagh McCambridge of Armagh at the LGFA launch of the 50th anniversary commemorative jersey at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

The LGFA has unveiled its 50th anniversary commemorative jersey – which is now available to purchase.

The jersey, manufactured by O’Neills, has been released as the LGFA prepares to mark 50 years in existence on July 18, 2024.

Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, Mícheál Naughton, along with CEO, Helen O’Rourke, were present at Croke Park to mark the announcement.  

Armagh Senior team captain Clodagh McCambridge and Kerry captain Niamh Carmody also had the chance to try on the new jersey, and they were joined by Joan O’Reilly (Gaelic4Mothers&Others player), Avril Holmes (Senior) and Aryia Holmes (Juvenile), three generations of family members from the Ballymun Kickhams club in Dublin, and Róisín Whelan (Whitehall Colmcilles) for a pitchside photocall.

The jersey design features the names of all counties and international units, while it also features the silhouette of the figure from the current LGFA logo and the outline of the ball from the surround of the previous LGFA logo.

The jersey brings in gold to symbolise purity and success, while also incorporating the pink and purple from the LGFA logo, which the Association will revert to following 50th anniversary celebrations.

Other design features include the LGFA’s official 50th anniversary logo, incorporated into a merch logo on the lower part of the jersey.

Another feature of the O’Neills jersey is the new knitted trim on the collar, incorporating the pink, purple and gold, and three silicone stripes on the sleeves.

Speaking to mark the jersey unveiling, Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, Mícheál Naughton, commented: “We are delighted to reveal our 50th anniversary jersey, which is a very special piece in what is a very special year for our Association. The LGFA has been on an incredible journey since its formation in Thurles on July 18, 1974, and we are fast approaching a landmark day in July. We believe that this new jersey showcases some of the very best elements of the LGFA, and we hope that it’s a big hit with our many supporters in Ireland and around the world. Having worked closely alongside O’Neills on the jersey design, we are now incredibly proud to bring this creation to life.”

The 50th anniversary commemorative jersey is sure to be a big seller and is now available to purchase at https://www.oneills.com/women/popular/lgfa.html


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