Connacht Rugby and BLK Sport Launch New Home Jersey

Connacht Rugby in partnership with BLK Sport, have today unveiled their new home jersey ahead of the 2018/19 season. The new jerseys are made with BLK’s exclusive Exotek fabric throughout the main body bound with reinforced cover stitch and lycra paneling. Exotek was created exclusively by BLK to enhance athlete performance, while maximising player comfort and maneuverability.

This year’s jersey maintains its traditional Connacht green look and feel with the introduction of horizontal tonal green and fluro lines, and with fluro piping detailing inspired by the “Grassroots to Green Shirts” vision of Connacht Rugby.  The jersey also features a unique silicon gel logo application and fluro green Connacht branding on the lower back.

The Connacht team will wear the jersey for the first time at the preseason fixtures away to Brive on August 10th and at home to Wasps at Dubarry Park, Athlone on August 18th.

Commenting on the unveiling of the new jersey, Head of Commercial and Marketing at Connacht Rugby Brian Mahony said: “The challenge for BLK was to deliver a jersey that represents Connacht Rugby both on and off the field and yet again they have delivered on both fronts. The unveiling of a new home jersey for Connacht Rugby is always a hugely anticipated event. We expect that this jersey will be particularly popular due to its striking green tone and unique design. As we approach the new season this jersey will be worn with great pride by players on the field and by supporters off it.”

Commenting on the new Connacht Rugby range, Bruce Wood, Brand Manager at BLK Sport, said: “We’re delighted to see the new Connacht Rugby home jersey come to life, we’ve worked closely with Connacht management to develop a new range that we feel the fans will really enjoy. We’ve seen a positive reaction to some of the new styles that have been introduced in to the range. There is a great excitement at the club this pre-season and we’re looking forward to a successful season ahead”

Commenting on the unveiling of the new Connacht Rugby home jersey, Anne-Marie Hanly, Senior Marketing Manager at Intersport Elverys said “It’s fantastic to continue our close relationship with Connacht Rugby. We are proud to be Title Sponsors and Official Retail Partners for the third season. The new home jersey will be available in 22 stores across our network and online along with the new training range which offers fans their favourite styles in fresh new designs, with more to come. We have some exciting competitions and events planned for all supporters as well as exclusive benefits for season ticket holders. We want to wish the team and management the best of luck on the field for the 2018/19 season.”

The new home jersey and training range are exclusively available at Intersport Elverys and online at from Friday 3rd August at 10am.

Adidas Team Mode Collection

With the World Cup behind us and the new football season on our doorstep, excitement is building in anticipation of what the new season will throw up. Who’ll win the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League? How will CR7 settle in Turin? Will Mourinho cheer up at Manchester United? So many questions!

One thing we do know is that Adidas have released their new Team Mode collection just in time for the new season and the boots look top class. We have taken a closer look at the boots.

Predator 18.1

The new Predator looks like the classic boot which will appeal to a lot of people. Pogba, Ozil and Alli are among the players who will be wearing the new Pred. With the adidas Predator 18.1 Firm Ground Football Boot you leave nothing to chance, you’re the master of control. Keep the ball glued to your feet in these iconic boots that feature a lightweight yet supportive Controlskin upper and a flexible adidas Primeknit collar. Made to dominate on firm ground.

Shop the Predator 18.1 in-store at Intersport Elverys or online HERE.

X 18.1

The new X comes this time in Yellow and is designed for speed, with speedsters Bale, Salah and Jesus due to wear them in the upcoming season. The new adidas X 18.1 FG Football Boot will let you light up the pitch with electric pace and instant control. Non Stop Grip (NSG) is a thin layer of raised dots that are applied to the upper, making sure your control is closer than the rest. Features also include a techfit® collar for stability and a knit upper that allows natural movement.

Buy the X 18.1 in-store at Intersport Elverys or online HERE.

Copa 18.1

The new Copa is designed to improve the players balance and touch. Kroos and Dybala will be strutting their stuff on the pitch in these bad boys. The adidas Copa 18.1 Firm Ground Boot are made with a premium K-leather upper offering you ideal ball touch and comfort. Sprintframe plate gives you unmatched stability to outclass the competition on firm ground.

Buy the Copa 18.1 in-store at Intersport Elverys or online HERE.

Nemeziz 18.1

The brand new blue Nemeziz boot is built for agility and that will be fairly easy to see when Lionel Messi is bamboozling opponents while wearing them. The adidas Nemeziz 18.1 FG Football Boot offer a high mobility and bandaged fit with the new Torsion Tape of the 360º Agility Bandage System that is inspired by sports taping. Your foot will be locked in and ankle stabalised with Dual Lock Collar.

Buy the Nemeziz 18.1 in-store at Intersport Elverys or online HERE.

Shop our full adidas boots range HERE.