New Balance today officially revealed the Republic of Ireland’s latest away kit. The launch of the new Ireland 2017-18 away kit is part of the ‘Is Féidir Linn Le Cheile’ (‘Together We Can’) campaign.
Maintaining the Republic of Ireland’s traditional white away kit color, the jersey features a tonal jacquard hoop throughout the body. The polo collar and cuffs are dark eden green, while the Irish national colors appear on the tip of the collar and on the inside of the cuffs. The cuffs can be worn either way to show the tricolor detail or to remain in eden green.
The shorts are dark eden green with a alpha orange applications and a single white stripe down the side, echoing the colors of the Irish flag. The tricolor is repeated across the socks, which are white with an eden welt, tipped with alpha orange.
‘Éire’ (‘Ireland’ in Irish) is written on the back of the nape. #COYBIG is featured on the inside of the collar, while #COYGIG appears on the womens’ jerseys.
“We’re really proud of our first set of kits for the Republic of Ireland team. This new away shirt will be worn during some challenging matches away from home over the coming year and we can’t wait to see the team play in it. We look forward to seeing the fans reaction to the shirt and for them to wear it with pride while supporting the team.”
– Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football.
The kit has been developed using NB Dry technology, a moisture wicking fabric that helps keep players cool and dry whilst wicking sweat from the body, making it fast drying. 3D stretch mesh under-arm regions and a body map mesh to the back of the shirt have been incorporated to aid movement and airflow around the body.
The 2017/18 Republic of Ireland Home Kit will be on sale from August 24th from selected retailers worldwide and online at www.newbalance.com/football (US residents) and www.newbalance.co.uk/football (UK residents).