Sligo-based JAKO Ireland has become the new kit supplier for the NY Shamrocks.
With the Courtyard Ale House stepping up as main club sponsor, a fresh new jersey design will be worn by all seven teams when the 2018/19 season kicks off in ten days.
The new Shamrocks kit worn by, from left, Teresa Ferraro-Gosse, Stephen Skonieczny and Zachary Gosse. (Photo credit: Eoin Sweeney)
Shamrocks Club President Teresa Brink welcomed the partnership with the sports apparel company whose HQ is in Germany. JAKO Ireland is latest in a long line of Top Quality German designed and engineered Team Wear brands.
“We recently launched the jersey at the annual Sunnyside Gardens and it proved a big hit,” said Brink of the recent JAKO unveiling (pronounced Yako).
“Our proud tradition of wearing green and white remains strong since 1960 and we are very excited to be associated with a growing company like JAKO.
“I want to also thank Pat Burke and the Courtyard Ale House for their continued support of our club and the entire committee is especially appreciative that our headquarters on Queens Boulevard has increased their sponsorship. We look forward to celebrating more great wins there in the near future!”
From left, Mark Roche, Teresa Ferraro-Gosse, Stephen Skonieczny, Colleen Kavanagh and Zachary Gosse. (Photo credit: Eoin Sweeney)
There will continue to be two alternative kits, black and white, while the ‘RW CEATHAIR DÉAG’ design remains as an ongoing commemoration of the late Robbie Walsh who passed away in November 2016. The Keith Buckley design features the Irish translation of Robbie’s retired number, 14: ceathair déag.
“Jako Ireland are proud to be partners with NY Shamrocks for the 2018/2019 Season,” said Nick Broujos, CEO at JAKO Ireland. “The Shamrocks Committee impressed us with their commitment and passion towards developing the club. They are the flagship team in the area and a vibrant part of the community. As with all our clubs, we cannot wait to see the Shamrocks teams and fans wearing our customized JAKO products for this season.”
At present JAKO is the number one team wear brand in Germany where Soccer is the number 1 sport. With seven different Teamlines that have nearly every color combination, JAKO Ireland offer clubs a product that will make their members stand out in a crowd. JAKO Ireland keep 95% of their products in the Catalogue in stock at a huge Team Centre Warehouse to deliver every team order right away.
For more information on any jersey or other kit sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Paddy Geraghty at (917) 560-4114