Talking Points

O'Neills Official Blog

  1. New year, new lockdown, new you!

    Well hello 2021, and aren’t we glad to see you!

    The pandemic pounds, coronavirus kilos – call them what you like – all topped off with the usual overindulgence over Christmas and the New Year mean we are all more than ready to get up off the sofa, get outdoors and get fit.

    And this year we REALLY mean it!

    Snuggled up for too long in our PJs watching Netflix has somehow lost its appeal so 2021 is the year to overhaul our lifestyles, but we can also hold on to some of those healthy lockdown habits.

    Out with the comfort eating drinks and snacks, in with healthy eating plans and, of course, exercise routines to keep us active

  2. Going ga-ga for GAA

    Going ga-ga for GAA

    Every family has at least one – a GAA fanatic.

    My mild-mannered, unassuming 80-something-year-old uncle, a cattle farmer was once asked over the loud speaker at a match to sit down and stop using expletives! True story!

    They live and breathe the game, there’s neither a match nor a player from any time in the last century that they couldn’t rhyme off the stats for. The good news is, they’re the easiest people in the world to buy presents for – at oneills.com and in-store, we have EVERYTHING they could want to prove their die-hard county credentials.

    Forget about buying just a county jersey, these superfans want the full works!

    First of all, they’ll want to wear their colours with pride. Whether it’s a full-on hoodie / half zip and joggers combo – available in our new Voyager

  3. A piece of home for the Irish around the world

    A piece of home for the Irish around the world

    Céad mile fáilte, a hundred thousand welcomes, to the tens of the millions belonging to the Irish diaspora. Since so many of you were unable to visit the Emerald Isle this year, we thought we could bring a little piece of it to you this Christmas with our heritage range at oneills.com

    Embracing ancient, traditional and contemporary Ireland, from Celtic knots and crosses, our inimitable O’Neills jerseys bring a new meaning to wearing your heart on your sleeve!

    From our proud history in Dublin to modern day Derry, we want to celebrate the brave and beautiful of our mythical, mystical land. Our 1916 range commemorates the centenary of the Easter Rising

  4. O’Neills sign multi-year deal with Galway United FC

    O’Neills sign multi-year deal with Galway United FC

    The deal will see the Irish sportswear giants supply kits for the League of Ireland First Division club from 2021 onwards.

    The Tribesmen, who play home games at Eamonn Deacy Park, appointed John Caulfield as their new first-team manager earlier this year. Caulfield previously enjoyed a hugely successful spell managing Cork City and Galway United fans will be hoping he can revitalise their fortunes in a similar way as they aim to work their way back to the Premier Division.

    Cormac Farrell, Marketing Manager O’Neills said: “As Ireland’s largest sportswear manufacturer, we are excited to be involved with the new impetus in soccer in the western capital. Galway United are a highly professional club and under the guidance of a top-class League of Ireland manager, John Caulfield, as well as the backing of the Comer Group, we are partnering with the club at an exciting phase of their development. We look forward to further enhancing the club product offering

  5. O’Neills partners with Adelaide Football Club

    The Adelaide Football Club proudly welcomes leading sportswear manufacturer O’Neills as its Official AFL Apparel Partner.

    Crows CEO Andrew Fagan said the Club was excited for a new partnership with the international apparel leader.

    “O’Neills has built a reputation for excellence across a range of sports and we believe this partnership is a great platform to share their expertise and industry leading products with AFL fans,” Fagan said.

    “We have been impressed with their knowledge and application in preparing the 2021 range, particularly the use of their unique and innovative performance fabrics and high-quality supporter wear.

    “We’re looking forward to sharing the range in coming weeks and have no doubt our members and fans will be really impressed with the new apparel choices.”

    O’Neills Australasia Director Antoinette Brophy said the company is delighted to announce they will be the Adelaide

  6. Player Profile, Jaytin Pabla, Toronto FC

    Player Profile, Jaytin Pabla, Toronto FC

    O’Neills Canada have recently signed up-and-coming Toronto FC player Jaytin Pabla as a brand ambassador focusing on our growing North American market.

    Jaytin will be a real asset for the world famous O’Neills sportswear brand as we look to grow our soccer presence in North America and Canada in particular.

    The 19-year-old’s career journey started at the tender age of five playing at Woodbridge Strikers Soccer Club based in his local neighbourhood in Ontario. He remained there until he was 14 when his potential star quality was spotted by talent scouts from Toronto FC’s Youth Academy.

    Jaytin’s progression towards the professional youth game beckoned during an open trial for under-14s with club coaches monitoring 300 hopefuls showcasing their skills across three pitches.

    The teenage defender initially turned the coaches’

  7. O’Neills ‘Aces’ it with new Canadian rugby team partnership

    O’Neills ‘Aces’ it with new Canadian rugby team partnership

    O’Neills has further expanded its North American brand presence by announcing an exciting partnership with the newest rugby league team to emerge in Canada.

    The leading Irish sportswear company has signed a three-year deal with the Ottawa Aces to supply the official team kits and leisurewear range. The Ontario outfit based in the Canadian capital, will be competing in League One of the UK rugby league from next season.

    They join the Toronto Wolfpack as one of only three professional rugby teams in Canada, representing a new era for the popular sport.

    James Towell, Sales Manager, O’Neills Canada, said: “We are delighted to partner with Ottawa Aces as they embark on their dynamic new professional rugby league journey. O’Neills is committed to delivering superior quality, high-performance teamwear which will make the Aces really stand out on the field.

    “This is our first time to partner with a professional Canadian rugby league

  8. Jack-et in!

    Jack-et in!

    Can you ever have too many jackets?

    No!

    It’s as simple as that. When you live in Ireland and know the weather we have from one season to the next, you know you need a selection of jackets to see you through the week.

    Light-weight or padded, hooded or sleeveless, the options are endless. One to wear to training, one to wear on formal occasions. A light coloured one, a dark coloured one. A ‘good’ one and an old one to throw on to walk the dog.

    While some teenagers seem oblivious to the cold, the rest of us couldn’t

  9. 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

  10. 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

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