This is what the Mayo jersey will look like when the lads take the field again early in the New Year (with thanks to Dan for tipping me off about it). It doesn’t look totally hideous, I think, and there appears to be ample amounts of red and green on it (though regular readers will know that I’m not to be trusted when it comes to matters related to colours). Those garish stripes are obviously the result of what passes for design within O’Neills but overall I don’t think it’s a bad effort. It’s certainly far better than that girlie new design that the Dubs have got.
Elvery’s are already taking orders for the new geansaí online and will start delivering from tomorrow. No doubt stocks will make their way to the shops in the near future and we’ll have the usual media launch hoopla at some point over the next few weeks as well. The new shirt costs sixty notes (forty for the chisellers’ version) but the good news is that the old one has already been marked down to forty-five and it’s sure to be available for less than that before too long.
The burgeoning choices now available in the world of replica kits also mean that, if you don’t like the new jersey, you can always go for one of the retro options, like this or this or this (the latter would go well with this, I think, if you wanted to sport the Eamon Mongey look). Alternatively, given the credit-constrained times we live in, you could, of course, always stick with the gear you already have.