Wednesday 23 April 2014

Dublin stars unveil new jersey as Blues look to next season

THE boys (and girls) in blue are back – just weeks after claiming the Sam Maguire, Dublin are already looking to next season with their new jersey.

Dublin players Sinéad Goldrick, Liam Rushe, Bernard Brogan and Louise O’Hara posed in the official geansai, which carries the logo of new sponsor AIG.

The Dubs have signed a five-year deal with the insurance firm to replace Vodafone, which ended its relationship with Dublin last season.

GAA County Board chairman Andy Kettle said: “This sponsorship deal is a massive boost to Dublin GAA and all its clubs and members. The last few years have been very positive for Dublin GAA on and off the field but success cannot be achieved without the support of key partners.

"We are confident that Dublin fans will be proud to wear our latest jersey."

The Dubs’ thrilling win over Mayo in the All-Ireland football final on September 22 made them champions for the second time in three years. Meanwhile, Dublin's hurlers are Leinster champions  for the first time since 1961 and the ladies footballers are also the reigning provincial champions.

The jersey, which features a new rich shade of blue, is manufactured in Ireland by O’Neills, features “Koolite” fabric which allows breathability and removes moisture from the wearer’s body.

Dublin's Michael Darragh MacAuley celebrates his side's All-Ireland victory. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
The former jersey: Dublin's Michael Darragh MacAuley celebrates his side's All-Ireland victory 2013. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

The shirt will be available to buy from sports shops nationwide and from Friday.

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