CORK GAA HAVE released a new home jersey for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.
The O’Neills-manufactured shirt is a spin on several Cork jerseys of old, featuring a white collar and incorporating a white sleeve trim.
This is the third year of official sponsorship of Cork GAA by Sports Direct.
The new jersey incorporates a number of new features that resonate with classic jerseys from a different era.
The three lines on the white sleeve represent the three pillars of Cork GAA – club, school, and county. The corresponding stylish white shorts offer the same pattern in reverse.
The new jerseye is a throw-back to the 1990s, with a dramatic return of the red and white stripes worn by the goalkeepers on the All Ireland double winning team.
— Cork GAA (@OfficialCorkGAA) November 30, 2022
Features from the Cork GAA logo have been subtly added to the back of the jersey, featuring Shandon Bells with Queen’s Old Castle and King’s Old Castle on either side, and Bandon Bridge to the foreground.
Marc Sheehan, Chairperson Cork GAA, said, “Our partnership with Sports Direct has really borne dividends in the past two years, and we really look forward to seeing this new design on the pitches and in the stands when the league and championship begin in earnest in 2023.”
Leonard Brassel, Managing Director of Sports Direct Ireland said, “Now coming into year three of our partnership with Cork GAA we are proud of what the teams have achieved, not just at senior level but also with their minors and under 20s. As before, the new jersey will take pride of place in our Cork stores, and we expect there to be strong demand from some of the most passionate GAA supporters in Ireland. We wish the players, management and all in Cork GAA the very best of luck in the season ahead, we look forward to seeing this new jersey coming to life on the field and on the Rebel fans for the League and All-Ireland Championship in 2023.”
Kevin O’Donovan, CEO Cork added, “Cork fans are tremendously proud of their jerseys, and we hope that this year’s design will join the list of classics worn by the Rebels over the decades. The design has been carefully crafted by O’Neills to incorporate the best elements of jerseys from times past, and we are particularly proud of the return of an iconic goalkeeper design. We look forward to seeing our teams succeed in this new jersey.”
The new Cork Kit – manufactured by O’Neills – went on sale exclusively in Sports Direct Stores or online at https://ie.sportsdirect.com/ and oneills. earlier today