With the new season upon us as of tomorrow we thought we would run a piece on our top League of Ireland jersies for the 2016 season.
Our reporter Conall Meegan put the below together.
25 – Finn Harps Away
Very bottom of the list is Finn Harp’s away kit. I can only assume they have the same kits as last season as they haven’t seemed to announce new fashion for the season anywhere. The kit’s colourway is nice enough but it the design is definitely sub-standard. Looks a bit baggy as well.
24 – Sligo Rovers 3rd
At number 24 we have Sligo Rover’s alternate jersey for the season, made by Joma. The standard of kits this year is pretty good and this is a tad bit harsh as it’s not too bad. The design is nice but I’m not a fan of navy and red together. At all.
23 – St. Pat’s Away
Following Sligo’s navy and red effort is basically the exact same jersey from St. Pat’s. They wore this last season too and I didn’t like it anymore then. Poor from Umbro.
22 – Longford Town Home
Not a fan of this one. I’m not sure what is exactly that turned me off it but I think it’s a bit tacky. It could be the weird blue font on the sponsor or the unsightly Legea logo on the sleeves.
21 – Galway United 3rd
I tried to be generous with this one as it was actually voted for by the fans, which is a nice touch. It is however an Uhlsport template, which hinders it. The colourway is okay with black and light green, but overall, it’s too simple for my liking.
20 – Wexford Youth’s Away
The Youth’s first Premier Divisions kits use the same design from manufacturer Bodibro., so it’s literally just the case of colour preference. All the writing makes it look a bit messy. (Black shirt on the right)
19 – Bray Wanderers Away
Bray haven’t released a new away kit for the 2016 season so we’re just guessing they’ll use last season’s. It’s a Nike template that is pretty common so we can’t put his striking effort any higher.
18 – Bohemians Away
Another away kit used last season. It’s a decent effort from Hummel, not too fancy. Nice shade of green.
17 – Wexford Youths Home
We’ve been over this already. Pink works a bit better with this design though. (Pink shirt in the middle)
16 – Derry City Home
15 – Sligo Rovers Away
14 – Cork City Away
13 – Derry City Away
Not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. Nice enough design, and I personally like the bright colours on this one.
12 – Bohemians Home
Boh’s have opted to use the same home kit as well this season. Very nice jersey, and harsh to omit it out of the top 10. Could have done a lot worse.
11 – Finn Harps Home
This jersey is a throwback. The humongous collar is Marmite-esque, but this is very solid from Legea.
10 – St. Pat’s Home
Very tidy. Pat’s have broke the tradition of all white sleeves on this one but it’s a lovely design.
9 – Cork City Home
Same kit as the one that the Rebel Army wore during last season. It’s a template yet again but it works well with the colours.
8 – Shamrock Rovers Home
7 – Galway Away
6 – Bray Wanderers Home
A controversial one from Nike. Bray have switched from green and white to predominantly black. It’s audacious but we like it.
5 – Galway Home
4 – Dundalk Home
It’s a design based on a jersey from the Tommy McConville days for the Champions. Very good first ever jersey made by Louth-based business CX+ Sport.
3 – Sligo Rovers Home
Brilliant from Joma. May be a bit like a training top but training tops are always nicer, aren’t they?
2 – Shamrock Rovers Away
It’s hard to split the top 2, as they’re both very similar. This black and gold effort just looks good.
1 – Dundalk Away
Dundalk edge it as pinstripes trump all. Also appreciate that they’ve adapted the club’s crest to fit in with the rest of the jersey.
*Note: Longford Town have not released a new away kit under new kit maker Legea
All pictures taken from official club twitter feeds and online stores.