New Mayo Jersey - 2017
- Dec 01,2016
Mayo GAA’s new home jersey was unveiled at McHale Park, Castlebar at an event hosted by long term Mayo GAA sponsor, Intersport Elverys. The new home jersey will be worn by Mayo’s male and female footballers as well as the hurlers from January 2017.
This is the first new jersey introduced by Mayo in two years. Designed and produced in consultation with the players as a symbol of the togetherness and community spirit generated by Mayo GAA, #InThisTogether.
Manufactured by O’Neills, the jersey retains the classic green and red combination inspired by traditional Irish rebel song, “The Green above the Red” which, celebrates past efforts to champion the Irish “Green” over the “English” red. The new jersey also features the traditional Mayo red stripe as well as an embossed Mayo GAA crest on the lower back of the jersey.
The jersey will also for the first time incorporate the Intersport Elverys brand, launched nationwide over the last 18 months and reflective of Elverys, Ireland’s longest standing sport retailer becoming part of Intersport, the world’s leading sports retailer with 5,500 stores in more than 40 countries including the x shops on the island of Ireland.
Mayo footballers Colm Boyle, Evan Regan, Keith Higgins, Andy Moran as well as ladies’ footballers Aileen Gilroy and Orla Conlon joined Manager Stephen Rochford and Intersport Elverys to reveal the new playing jersey. Mayo GAA players will also be appearing in Intersport Elverys Stores both in Mayo and Dublin over the next week as part of the launch.
Speaking at the launch Mayo GAA Manger Stephen Rochford said;
“There is a huge sense of pride in playing for Mayo and representing your community on the national stage. The jersey is a hugely important symbol of that. It is to wear this jersey that players across the county put their lives on hold for 10 out of 12 months in every year, for the chance of playing and winning for Mayo. We are already looking forward to re-grouping and meeting the challenges that 2017 will bring.”
Intersport Elverys, Chief Executive Patrick Rowland said;
“Intersport Elverys has its roots in Mayo despite our national and international presence. We feel privileged to have enjoyed a long association with Mayo GAA that goes back to 1999. We are delighted with the new jersey which, builds on the past whilst looking to the future. We look forward to getting behind the county’s football teams again next season and hope that we might see both the men’s and ladies’ teams achieve their ultimate ambitions.”
Available to buy on www.elverys.ie, in Intersport Elverys and other sports retailers nationwide from Friday 2nd December 2016.