Since 1918

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Founded in 1918 by Mr Charles O’Neill, the small company, based in Dublin’s Capel Street, specialised in the manufacture of Footballs and Hurling Balls. O’Neills Irish International Sports Co. Ltd introduced the now standard white ball – a process of innovation which continued as the company brought vision and quality to the production of an entire range of Gaelic Sportswear and Accessories.

In 1955, following his death, Charles O’Neill's son, Paul took control of the growing company. It was his dream to develop a higher standard for the image of Irish National Sports. He introduced new and exciting styles – all based on traditional garments worn across the country. New Knitting and Dyeing machinery was introduced and, as demand grew steadily in the 1980’s, the company moved to the larger premises at Walkinstown Avenue in Dublin. “The House of Sport” remains the home of the company’s Head Office.

O’Neills has had to respond to the massive surge in demand for quality Gaelic Teamwear in recent years. New styles, designs and products are requested and met every year. Our expertise in innovation of design has been introduced to Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Boxing and a wide range other Sports and Leisurewear customers.

O’Neills now has established Sales Offices in Dublin, London and Belfast, as well as a second production plant in Strabane, Co. Tyrone. State of the art technology in both design and production ensure that O’Neills Irish International Sports Co. Ltd. remains true to the vision of Paul O’Neill, and living up to his dream has become evermore challenging.

To all of you, from all of us at O'Neills,