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  1. Plough on with a new jersey for 2020

    HAY there! Don’t be driven to dis-TRACT-ion with no National Ploughing Championship this year. Plough on with a new jersey from our fantastic O’Neills range for 2020.

    Usually just around now we’d be getting ready for our favourite time of the year. There’s nothing else like it. For a few days in September, we all head off to our happy place and think of nothing but ‘Irish food, farming and culture’ and having the best of craic.


    Last year when the sun was splitting the rocks in, Fenagh, County Carlow, it resulted in a record breaking attendance

  2. Plus 500 Brumbies and O’Neills extend partnership

    Plus 500 Brumbies and O’Neills extend partnership

    The Plus500 Brumbies are delighted to announce that they have agreed to a three-year extension with apparel partner O'Neills which will see the two organisations continue their relationship until at least the end of 2023. 

    The Ireland-based supplier first partnered with the club two years ago and have built a reputation for their quality, range and retail pricing.

    The new deal will see the two organisations continue to work together to create a wide range of merchandise for Brumbies members and fans while supplying cutting-edge playing and training kit for both the Super Rugby and Super W sides. 

    This year, in partnership with the Plus500 Brumbies, O'Neills created the first ever Indigenous playing jersey and developed a retro range to celebrate the team's 25th year in Super Rugby. 

    Plus500 Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said: “We're really pleased to be able to continue our partnership with O'Neills for

  3. Stock up at O’Neills Back2School one stop shop

    Stock up at O’Neills Back2School one stop shop

    The phrase ‘back to school’ can cause a mixed reaction depending on who hears it – parents, pupils or teachers! – but love it or loathe it, it’s that time of year once again, so that means stocking up on new supplies.

    Nothing can beat that feeling of newness on the first day back to school. New bag, new shoes, new uniform, new PE kit, new water bottle, new stationery. It may get a bit grubby or lost before the end of the day, but it’s a great feeling while it lasts!

    At O’Neills we know that good quality and good value are the two most important factors when parents are kitting out their kids for the school year. The last thing you want is to have to replace items every few months because they haven’t been able to withstand the wear and tear of a school day, week in and week

  4. Stay Safe, Staycation

    Stay Safe, Staycation

    2020 is the year of the staycation! It’s time to fall in love with the Emerald Isle all over again, here are some of our top suggestions from Kerry to Derry.

    Head South West and explore Killarney National Park on two wheels before making a pitstop at the Knockreer Children’s Playground to tire out the kids and let them feed the ducks along the river. Dive further into what nature has to offer at Torc waterfall, not far from Muckross House and Gardens. The waterfall is said to be at its best after heavy rainfall, and knowing Irish summer weather, that’s just what you’ll get! Dress for the occasion with O’Neills range of waterproof clothing for women, men and kids available in store or online. Finally, tour the Ring of Kerry with your camera at the ready for those Insta-worthy views!

  5. Paul McGrath Visits O’Neills Dublin Headquarters

    Paul McGrath Visits O’Neills Dublin Headquarters

    Yesterday Irish soccer legend Paul Mc Grath visited the O’Neills Dublin Headquarters. Pauls mother lives in the area so he has always been curious about the O’Neills factory. We were delighted to welcome Paul to the factory yesterday and satisfy his curiosity!   

    Paul is one of Irelands greatest ever players. His football journey began not too far away from O’Neills at St Patrick's Athletic, however, he may be best remembered for playing his club football in England, with spells at Manchester United and Aston Villa. Paul won the FA Cup and the Football League Cup twice over a club career that spanned the best part of 17 years. However, it was Pauls performances for the boys in green that he is so widely revered in Ireland, in particular, his performance against Italy at Giants Stadium at the World Cup in 1994.

    Many consider

  6. Get the trend of the Summer with O’Neills

    Get the trend of the Summer with O’Neills

    Suffice to say it’ been a pretty decent Summer so far, as far as Irish summers go that is. Despite the lockdown, the weather gods have been on our side with some areas reporting their driest spring on record. Unusually the weather is not the only thing we’ve been chatting about in recent weeks, Normal People has dominated much of the lockdown conversation amongst us. The TV series has not only gone down a storm here, but across the water also, with fans ranging from James

  7. Worcester Warriors sign major new kit deal with O’Neills

    Worcester Warriors sign major new kit deal with O’Neills

    Warriors have signed a deal with Irish-based sportswear manufacturer O’Neills Irish International Sports Company Ltd to become the club’s official kit supplier.

    The three-year deal will see O’Neills supply kit across the Gallagher Premiership club covering Warriors, Warriors Women and Three Pears Warriors Academy for the 2020/21 season as well as replica kit for supporters.

    “We welcome O’Neills to Warriors’ family of sponsors and partners,” said Warriors Managing Director Peter Kelly.

    “The partnership will mean consistency across all Warriors’ team and that every player who represents the club at any level will wear kit supplied by O’Neills.

    “We are excited to be working with O’Neills and we are sure that this internationally acclaimed Irish-based company will do a fantastic job producing bespoke kit and leisurewear for players, staff and supporters.


  8. What sports equipment do you need to keep busy during lock down?

    What sports equipment do you need to keep busy during lock down?

    April brought us unprecedented hours of sunshine, so we decided to bring you a range of products to help stave off the boredom at home and make the most of your garden while we are all in lockdown. See a guide to the items we currently have available on our website that can help you and the kids get through the long days at home!

    Rebounders and Training Aids

    No longer limited to professional teams and players, rebounders and training aids came to prominence in the last number of years for individuals looking to hone their skills at home outside of team training sessions. Hurls at the ready to keep you touch and accuracy sharp with our Hurley master and our hurling mega rebounder. Soccer enthusiasts can keep their accuracy and touch up to speed with our precision dual rebounders. For goalkeepers we have the precision pro mini rebounder which is perfect for keeping you on your toes without the need for a training partner! 
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  9. Quiz - Name the GAA player

  10. A guide to O’Neills Leggings

    A guide to O’Neills Leggings

    Long gone are the days where you just pulled out any pair of tracksuit bottoms and an old T-shirt to head to the gym. Fashionable and functional gym kit is the order of the day, with leggings becoming a staple of workout wardrobes across the country. Not just confined to the gym active wear is increasingly the choice for having a coffee, doing the groceries and easy days lounging in the house (especially since we’re all spending more time than usual at home currently). Luckily you don’t need to compromise on the fashion or functionality as our range of O’Neills leggings provide both.

    Sometimes we all need that extra bit of motivation to get up and at it. Interestingly,  Dr Jonathan Fader, a sports psychologist, says that when we put on new fitness gear we get a motivational boost, an effect that can result in improved motivation, focus and gains.