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Armagh release new team kit

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Pictured at the launch are from left: Padraic McKeever (McKeever Sports), Ethan Rafferty, Connor McCann (Simplyfruit), Rian O'Neill, Stefan Campbell, Patrick Og McCann (Simplyfruit), Fergus Clinton (ASEE), Shea Harvey and Sean McAlinden (County Secretary).
Pictured at the launch are from left: Padraic McKeever (McKeever Sports), Ethan Rafferty, Connor McCann (Simplyfruit), Rian O'Neill, Stefan Campbell, Patrick Og McCann (Simplyfruit), Fergus Clinton (ASEE), Shea Harvey and Sean McAlinden (County Secretary).

Armagh GAA have released a full new team kit at an event last night in the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. The range consists of three jerseys that will be available for the next two seasons.

Kitting out all county teams from underage to seniors, the new official home jersey is now on sale from today, 1 November with the alternative and goalkeeper jerseys available from Tuesday 15 November.

Team partners Simplyfruit attended the launch along with new commercial team partners Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering (ASEE)

Armagh County Chairman, Michael Savage said, “I want to thank Patrick McCann from Simplyfruit for his continued support as title sponsor. Our partnership with Simplyfruit has developed over many years and their support has been instrumental for our football and hurling teams.

“We are delighted to welcome Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering (ASEE) as new commercial team partner. ASEE are a family run business based in Mullaghbawn, and will feature on the back of the jersey. A company many will already recognise having been previous sponsors of our Orchard Academy teams.

“We look forward to working with our team partners as their support is key to preparing our players for highly competitive performances and building success for our county teams.

He added, “We would like to offer our appreciation and thanks to Paul McKenna and mac-group for the support they have given our county over the past 7 years and wish them all the best for the future.”

Patrick McCann, Simplyfruit Managing Director, commented, “We are delighted to be entering our tenth season supporting Armagh GAA. We take great pride in working with the county and we look forward to the journey ahead, wishing all teams well this coming season.”

Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering are a local firm operating across the UK and Europe, with headquarters based in Mullaghbawn the company have been operating for over 40 years.

From ASEE, company Director Fergus Clinton, commented, “We are both delighted and proud to be on board as an official team partner with ASEE across the back of the new-look jerseys. These are exciting times for Armagh GAA and we look forward to working with the county and being part of the journey.”

The new range will be available to purchase in approved stores throughout the country and online at mckeeversports.com

McKeever Sports Managing Director, Padraic McKeever said, “Having secured the partnership with Armagh GAA back in 2020, it was always our goal to bring freshness and innovation to our jersey design. We are excited to launch the new ultra-modern designs for the next two seasons, and we hope the loyal and fantastic Armagh fans are too.

“We look forward to welcoming fans to the official launch of the alternative and goalkeeper jersey on Tuesday 15th November, from 7pm-11pm in McKeever Sports, Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon.”

Concluding the launch, Michael Savage paid tribute to the fans, “There is always great demand for the Armagh jersey, our players wear it with great pride but not only our players, our fans too. 

“When we look back on 2022, the fans that travelled in numbers, from Clones to Croke Park, there is no doubt we have the most passionate fans in the country. I want to thank you for your support, and together we will continue to wear our colours with pride.

Finally, I want to thank Padraic and his team at McKeever Sports for kitting out our county teams and for developing trailblazing designs that will continue to make us recognisable around the globe.”

Fans are invited to join players at the official alternative and goalkeeper jersey launch on Tuesday 15 November from 7pm-11pm in McKeever Sports, Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon.