There will be a whole new generation of Boys in Green showing their sporting colours this St. Patrick’s Day, with O’Neill’s launching 22 inter-county GAA jerseys in green to mark the occasion.
Fans of Louth, Dublin, Antrim, Down, Tipperary, Cork, Kilkenny, Galway, Kildare, Longford, Tyrone, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow, Roscommon, Armagh, Cavan, Clare, Fermanagh, Offaly, Limerick and Kerry can get their hands on the €35 special editions on the O’Neill’s website.
Some of the shirts work; particularly Dublin’s and Kilkenny’s; whose amber stripes have been replaced with green. However; Clare or Tipperary fans won’t want to look as if they’ve come up from Tralee on big inter-county days. The GAA have made these shirts in the colours of every county that does not normally wear a green shirt – sorry Kerry, Limerick, Mayo etc. It’s not known how long these shirts will be on sale but given that they could double as Ireland shirts for those wanting to stick out from the crowd at Euro 2012 - they are likely to be popular.