Tuesday 12 December 2017

Does it come in green and gold? Kerry's Paul Galvin to launch his own fashion line

Paul Galvin. Photo: VIPIreland.com
Paul Galvin in action for Kerry

Independent.ie reporters

KERRY footballer and blossoming men’s fashion icon Paul Galvin is planning to create his own range of sportswear.

The former teacher, famed for his fighting spirit on the pitch, revealed his love for fashion to RTE two years ago and writes a weekly style column in the Irish Independent ‘Weekend’ magazine.

The 32-year-old has now applied for a trademark for the work ‘Galvinise’, stating in his application he intends to use the brand to launch a range of sportswear.

Among the items he hopes to design are jerseys, gloves, wristbands, underwear and a range of sweat absorbing underclothing.

The sporting star had previously said how he would frequently fly to Dublin to purchase a new outfit ahead of a big game. He also confessed to owning 70 pairs of shoes and spending hundreds on exclusive clothing brands.

His new clothing brand is not his first involvement with the fashion industry – he writes a weekly fashion column as well as briefly enrolling in a fashion course in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

The Kerryman had also briefly agreed to present his own fashion show on RTE television however had to drop out of the project citing ‘time commitments’. He has been dating Today FM’s Louise Duffy for the past year, but the pair shun the Dublin party circuit in favour of low key gigs.

His fiery disposition has got him into trouble both on and off the field. In 2008 he famously knocked a notebook out of a referee’s hand, while last year he was involved in an altercation with comedian Oliver Callan in a Dublin Pub. Callan had frequently ridiculed Galvin on his satirical radio show ‘Nob Nation’.

On Saturday he donned his county’s colours and lined out for Kerry in their defeat of Tyrone in Killarney.

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