The new Ireland home jersey has received mixed reviews online and some have compared it to a Rangers kit

The new Ireland home jersey has received mixed reviews online and some have compared it to a Rangers kit

THE NEW IRELAND HOME KIT was released this week by the FAI (Football Association of Ireland), and it has received a mixed reaction for its design.  

Created by the FAI’s recently appointed official kit supplier Castore, the new kit will be worn for the first time by the Ireland Men’s National Team against Latvia in Aviva Stadium on Wednesday 22nd March.  

The away kit will get its first outing when the Ireland Women’s National Team take on the USA, in St Louis, Missouri on the 11thApril.  

The new kit incorporates the new Ireland Football crest, with its a shamrock design.  


The new kit has been likened to Rangers fourth kit, which is also made by Castore, and this has not gone down well with some fans of the Irish football teams  

Social media users offered their feedback on the new Ireland kit on Monday. Some feedback was complimentary, and some feedback was not so complimentary.  

One user on Twitter said, "Golden opportunity to support a uniquely Irish designer like O'Neill's missed and they would have produced a much better effort than this too."  

"Just incase you haven't seen it yet, Castore's new Ireland jersey is a reskin of a Rangers jersey from this season, just in different colours. Of all the teams... This isn't going to go down well with fans."

"Please tell me somebody is reading these comments! 99% of your fans hate this jersey/brand! For once listen and do something about it!" said another Twitter account

Other fans on offered a kinder take on the new shirt, "It’s not that bad…. I thought it would be much worse than it is. Looks better on the players," said one. 

"Jesus wtf is everyone going mad about the new Ireland kit leak. It’s only a f****g sponsor get over it. Celtic and Rangers had the same sponsor for years. It doesn’t matter as long as we get results and qualify for the Euros," said another account.  

The men’s and women’s home kits are now available for pre-order on