It’s very much the time of year for counties to release new jerseys ahead of 2017. With the preseason tournaments fast approaching, the new kits are being unveiled, just in time for sales to skyrocket over the Christmas period. Yesterday, Waterford released their new look, and today, it’s Down’s turn.
The Mourne County enjoyed an unlikely run to the Ulster final last summer, beating Armagh in the quarter-final before shocking Monaghan in the final four.
However, they came up against a rampant Tyrone team in the decider, who pulled away in the second half. Monaghan gained revenge in the qualifiers, but there was plenty of promise from Down this year, and there is certainly something to build upon.
Today, they have unveiled their new kit for 2018, and it’s a beauty.
— O'Neills (@ONeills1918) December 2, 2017
They have removed black from the shoulder, and changed the stripes from red to black. It may not be the most dramatic of changes, but it’s simple and effective in our books.
Down will wear the new kit as they shoot for promotion to Division 1 in the National Football League, in preparation for the Ulster opener against Antrim.
Meanwhile, their hurlers will take part in the Christy Ring Cup, drawn in a group alongside Armagh, Derry and London.