The Football Association of Ireland and Umbro take inspiration from the country’s leafy, rustic landscape as inspiration for their national teams’ new home kits.
Unveiled on Friday, the kit’s base is green, with abstract tonal patterns on the front meant to evoke the “unsystematic shapes and varying sizes of the fields of our homeland”.
The raglan sleeves and back are solid green except for a few small patterned panels on the back shoulders, while the wide sleeve cuffs feature diagonally divided white and orange sections. The front of the collar is solid green, while the back contains the tone-on-tone patterns and the word “Éire” embroidered on it.
The shorts that go with the jersey are white, with small green and orange inserts on each side. The socks are green with a white and orange band that mimics the jersey cuffs.
Interestingly, among the kits offered for sale on the The FAIreland online store, the women’s outfits are the only ones to feature a sponsor logo on the front. The others – men’s, children’s and long sleeves – have blank fronts.
diffuser sky signed an agreement in September 2021 to become the main stand-alone partner for Irish women’s teams until 2025. Due to FIFA rules, the Sky logo is unlikely to appear on kits during official matches, but it will appear on training equipment.
Heaven as recently launched a scholarship to support Ireland Women’s National Team players in careers outside of football.
The new home kit follows the unveiling of Ireland’s new away kit in November 2021. These kits are predominantly orange – the first time this color has been used as a base color since 1996 – with a black paint splatter effect on each sleeve.
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