This day week the first shots will be fired in our 2019 Championship campaign. Often, it’s ahead of the start of summer action each year that supporters’ thoughts start to turn to the match-day gear they’d like to wear into battle. For those contemplating such sartorial choices this year is a bumper one on the jersey front.
It’s easy to forget at this stage but the standard issue green and red number the team will, barring colour clashes, be wearing in our Championship matches this summer is one that was introduced just at the start of this year. It got its first outing in our
opening second FBD League fixture, against Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon Galway in Tuam in early January, and it’s seen a fair bit of action since then. Details on this jersey are here.
This design incorporates a new goalie’s jersey as well – details on that one here.
Our blue away jersey – also a new model this year – has only been used twice to date, both times against Kerry. By virtue of the fact that the team wore it when winning the League final a month back, however, it has already assumed a kind of iconic status for us. While blue will never be our colour, I’d say plenty of Mayo fans will still be wearing it to our matches in this year’s Championship. Details here.
The jersey the team will be wearing in Gaelic Park next Sunday won’t, though, be either of those. For the occasion and to give a boost to Mayo Day – or, if you prefer, #MayoDay – the team will instead take the field against New York in a striking one-off retro design. This limited edition jersey definitely looks set to be a collector’s item. Full details on it here.
But that’s not all. If retro’s your thing, you’ll be interested to hear that a company called Órga Retrowear recently started to sell a range of retro-style GAA jerseys. One of their designs is a jersey that pays homage to our one from the 1980s, which is not dissimilar to the retro-style one I wear myself to matches. Details on that jersey are here.
So, there’s plenty of choice out there for all tastes. It’s testimony, I guess, to the huge following the team now has that so many jersey options are on offer for supporters who, as so many do, want to wear the team’s colours when they got to shout for them.
As well as a jackpot prize of €13,200 there’s a limited edition Mayo Day jersey up for grabs in tomorrow night’s Mayo GAA Lotto draw. Full details on the draw here.