O’Neills unveil ‘1916 Commemoration Jersey’
€55 top features a copy of the 1916 Proclamation on the back
The back of the shirt features a copy of the Proclamation.
The front of the O’Neills 1916 Commemoration Jersey, which is selling for €55.
Irish sportswear manufacturer O’Neills have released a ‘1916 Commemoration Jersey’ which features a harp emblem on the front and a reproduction of the 1916 Proclamation on the back.
Retailing at €55 for adults and €43 for children the description of the jersey on the O’Neills website starts with a line from William Butler Yeats’s poem ‘Easter, 1916’ – ‘All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.’
The website points out the establishment of the company in Capel Street in 1918 by Charles O’Neill and how the street “ had witnessed much of the fighting and devastation of the Rising”.
O’Neills has gone on to become the largest sportswear manufacturer in the country, employing over 560 people.
The company still dominates the GAA market and also have a number of agreements with sporting organisations, including providing player gear and equipment to all of Cricket Ireland’s international teams.