Umbro has today unveiled the new Republic of Ireland Away Kit
The main change from last year, the Republic of Ireland away kit has been given a complete makeover with a darker shade of green or ‹Ĺ›St Patrick˘ Green˘€žË, being used as the secondary colour and the new version of the FAI crest trimmed in green and gold; The new ”tailored” design smashes performance and style together.
The new design tailored by Umbro looked at all the elements that are important to the player and fans alike including heritage, identity, performance, effortless function and a tailored fit.
According to the guys at Umbro, their design team wanted to understand the motion of the football player and looked at ergonomic football forms rather than having a garment created on an existing muscular body form.
The result is the creation of a football specific form which takes into account the shape of the body when playing football, which is interesting, as the shape of my body when playing football is usually keeled over and gasping for breath within the first 20 minutes!
Commenting on the new kit Jonathan Courtenay Director Of Football at Umbro Ireland, said:
”At Umbro we pride ourselves on innovative kit design, I believe that this new ”Tailored by Umbro” Ireland change kit has achieved a modern look and feel while maintaining many of the identifiers that make the kit instantly recognisable as Irish.
Through an individual fitting session with the Ireland Team last year we were able to create a bespoke smart fit for the kit and identify the specific size for each player. The players loved the kit concept when we showed it to them at a squad session last year and I know from some focus group feedback that the fan reaction is very positive”.
Fan˘ can pre-order their kits from Wednesday 8th September.
Why does this Ireland kit have a sponsor on the shirt if it’s a national team kit?
its a shame because the only excuse for having a sponsor on a national kit is that umbro are serious lacking on a financial scale, this also links with their decision to realease another england kit so soon after its release.
Talking to Ryan: I think that’s demonstrating the font that the numbers on the jerseys will be.
@ Jake : That’s the logo for the “3” mobile operator in Ireland (among other countries).
Jake I don’t think so, it looks the same as the three mobile logo. Sad days in football are ahead.
Actually, that is the logo for Three mobile, which is Ireland’s new sponsor. So again the fact this is a national team kit with a logo is troubling.
Perhaps this is simply showing what the players may wear during training? You tend to see that with many countries, however, they also tend to have training specific kits…
its there for display. actual game jerseys wont have the Tre logo, as FIFA will not allow national jerseys to have sponsors.