'Boys in Green' will keep same strip for Euro 2012
THERE was good news for cash-strapped football fans after the FAI revealed it will not be changing the Irish team's home kit ahead of next summer's European Championships.
In a bid to reassure Christmas shoppers wary of the frequent kit changes in the past, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) released a statement on its website. "With the Christmas period coming up and presents being purchased we wanted to clarify the situation for you all," it said.
Ireland only launched their current strip last summer ahead of the Carling Nations Cup but usually release a revised version before the finals of major tournaments.
The FAI did not clarify whether it intended to revamp its away jersey but did say that Umbro, the kit manufacturer, would launch new training and leisure products "as usual" around next March.
However, as the 'Boys in Green' line out for the group stages of Euro 2012, they will do so in the same strips worn against Estonia earlier this month. Currently, home jerseys for men and women cost €60, while baby kits can be bought for €35.