The Republic of Ireland has released their home kit for the international season in 2014/2015. While they failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Ireland will wear the new kit during international friendlies and European Championship qualifying later on in the year.
Ireland’s new home kit, which was released this past weekend just ahead of their 2-1 loss to Turkey, is a classic take on a classic jersey. It features a traditional white collar that sits above a solid green top. Umbro, who sponsors the kit, is highlighted on the upper right corner of the chest while the Ireland crest is placed on the left. Ireland’s shorts are also a solid green with the Umbro logo on the left and the Ireland crest on the right; a contrast to the country’s jersey top.
Ireland’s Jonathan Walters, Shane Long, David Meyler and David Forde helped to reveal the kit for Umbro. The company’s James Byrne described the new Irish digs by saying “the new kit is back to all-green top, knicks and socks, with the classic white collar, while there are lovely accents on the back, the top one a shamrock motif. The goalkeeper jersey is a strong purple, which is a big change from the yellow/gold jersey.” That goalkeeper jersey that Byrne mentioned features a unique diagonal pattern from the right shoulder to the left hip.
Fans can see the new kits during Ireland v. Italy on May 31 in London; Ireland v. Costa Rica on June 6 in Philadelphia; and Ireland v. Portugal on June 10 in New Jersey.