WHILE very unscientific and representing just a small sample of the large number of GAA supporters in Offaly, the reaction to the proposed new Offaly jersey has been less than positive.
A trawl through social media shows a mixed reaction however the majority of comments have been less than complimentary.
Meanwhile a poll running on the Offaly Express website (vote now on the right side of the page) shows a majority of respondents would prefer if Offaly adopted their changed white strip as their main kit. The kit is similar to that worn in 1982 by the Offaly footballers who stopped Kerry winning five-in-a-row. Again the sample size to date is small but at the time of writing, 67% prefered the changed kit, 21% wanted to stick with the current jersey, while only 13% wanted to adopt the new kit.
Yesterday we published a selection of comments from Twitter and since then there have be plenty more opinions offered on the new kit. A selection from Twitter are printed below.
Let us know what you think of the new Offaly jersey by voting in our poll to the right of the page, by logging in and commenting on the story, via Twitter to @Offaly_Express or using #offalyjersey or leave us a comment on Facebook.
definately wont be purchasing the new Offaly jersey. #Rank
Be no collar poppin in Offaly this year #OffalLookinYoke
The state of the new Offaly jersey!!
The latest proposal for the new Offaly jersey! Bound to intimidate. #Offaly #GAA
Offaly getting new Jersey, #nice
That new Offaly jersey looks like a packet of Knorr soup!
the proposed new offaly jersey is fair dirt
@thescore_ie fashion icon,New Offaly Jersey, at least the ham’s in the middle..
Take away the logo’s from the new #offalyjersey and its just a rugby jersey! No innovation there. http://bit.ly/Tad58N #GAA
Dont like the new Offaly jersey at all. It looks like a soccer training top. Would like to see something classier.
Apparently Im one of few people to think the new Offaly jersey is nice
@thescore_ie Offaly jersey is a no no, especially the colar! @Offaly_GAA @officialgaa
@Pandaallen15 New Jersey is Poor mate
@JohnReynolds20 I’m inclined to agree. But will wait and see it made first and then make my judgements!