The wait is finally over as Dublin have unveiled their new jersey for the 2019 season.
The design is a light blue shade on the body with navy on both sleeves while the collar is similar to that of the previous jersey. The main difference in the kit is the shorts, which are a mixture of both blue and navy, paying homage to Dublin’s traditional colours.
It was launched at the AIG HQ at North Wall Quay, with 5-time All-Ireland winner Brian Fenton in attendance. Dublin hurling captain and Lucan Sarsfield’s clubman Chris Crummey was also present. The jersey has gone on general sale and is retailing at around €70.
Crummey, who has won a Leinster Senior and Minor Championship with the county, is a fan of the new jersey.
“I really like the new jersey. I think it’s great they kept the collar as so many other teams are moving away from it and I feel without it, it has more of a training top look,” he said.
Crummey is looking to lay down a marker in 2019 and believes Dublin shouldn’t be aiming for anything less than All-Ireland glory after a promising 2018 where they were beaten by a solitary point by both Kilkenny and Galway.
He continued: “I am really looking forward to wearing the jersey next year and my hopes for next year would be to win Leinster and the All-Ireland.”
The design has also been complemented by a number of Dublin fans, including Shane Redmond who is looking forward to wearing the jersey next season.
“I was a fan of last year’s jersey, and they kept it similar enough here with this design. I’m a fan of the navy at the sleeves and collar, and the shade of blue on the body is nice as well. I’m not convinced on the shorts but I don’t think I’ll have to worry about wearing them!”
The footballers will begin their ‘drive for five’ against either Wexford or Louth while the hurling team begins with a tough test away to Kilkenny.