Derry City's green adidas jersey is a work of art 5 years ago

Derry City's green adidas jersey is a work of art

25 years later, Derry City are back with the three stripes.

Kenny Shiels' would-be contenders to the League of Ireland throne might have some work to do to replace Barry McNamee from their engine room but the exterior is going to look nice anyway.


The Brandywell outfit upset the early season predictions this year when they finished the campaign in fourth place, just three points off Shamrock Rovers. With such a young side and an apparent rebuilding job at hand, the new manager's work was said to be cut right out for him but City came flying out of the blocks and they sustained their challenge in the upper echelons of the Airtricity League.

Now, the question is whether or not they can push on.


The Candystripes have partnered with adidas once more and, although the home kit is yet to be released, the new Derry City away jersey is different, and bold, and fine.

Rory Patterson modelling it on the city's picturesque Peace Bridge probably made it even better in truth.


The kit obviously went down well but not just with Derry natives, with jersey-lovers the country over.

City in green is a different sight entirely but the return to adidas has coincided with a special piece of knitwear that will be sported by the club's ladies team too.


The rig is available to buy on Saturday but is it better than Sligo Rovers' new design? That's an age-old, Messi/Ronaldo-esque conundrum that's going to be argued about between children in playgrounds in years to come.

Joma aren't half bad either.