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FAI confirm New Balance as new Ireland kit supplier

The new jerseys will launch in August this year.

James McClean in the old Umbro kit.
James McClean in the old Umbro kit.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

THE FAI TODAY confirmed a much-anticipated move away from Umbro as official kit supplier to the Irish international teams.

As of August 2017, New Balance — suppliers to the likes of Liverpool and Celtic — will provide jerseys for both the men’s and women’s national team as well as all underage teams.

The senior men will wear the gear — which is still to be unveiled — for the first time in Tbilisi when they take on Georgia in a World Cup qualifier on 2 September.

The move ends a 23-year association with Umbro.

John Delaney, FAI CEO, said:

“The FAI is delighted to announce this relationship for our international teams.

The Republic of Ireland jersey is recognisable all around the world and is synonymous with the passion that our players and our supporters are renowned for.”

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