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  1. 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’

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

    “Their

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