New Balance today revealed its first ever kit for the Football Association of Ireland. The launch of the new Ireland 2017-18 home kit is part of the ‘Is Féidir Linn Le Cheile’ (‘Together We Can’) campaign.
The new FAI home kit takes inspiration from the 1924 Irish side that made their debut at the Olympic Games with a 1-0 win against Bulgaria, featuring a subtle striping on the front in two shades of green. Orange and white trim adorns the buttoned collar and sleeve cuffs, while the FAI crest is featured with an orange outline.
‘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 are delighted with the design of our first kit with the FAI, it delivers a classic looking shirt featuring cutting edge tech from our design team. The Republic of Ireland fans are world renowned, so we are excited to see their reaction and look forward to both the team and supporters wearing the colors with pride.”
– 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 10th from selected retailers worldwide and online at www.newbalance.com/football (US residents) and www.newbalance.co.uk/football (UK residents).