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who was the last county team to change their colours? or has it ever happened?

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1899 - 17/10/2020 16:36:15    2298404

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Dublin 1974?

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1348 - 17/10/2020 16:47:26    2298407

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Dublin changed in '74 but still kept their predominant colour as sky blue. I think I read on previous HS forum topic that Monaghan changed colours completely back in the 70's or 80's.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 734 - 17/10/2020 17:20:42    2298413

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Sligo were white until 60s or 70s I think but not sure of date

Donegal used look like Kerry

Derry seem to switch between red and white too.

And I'm pretty sure the white and green Tipp jersey in Michael Collins is real

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1042 - 17/10/2020 18:14:58    2298444

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Didn't Wexford also try an awful looking more yellow than purple kit about 10yrs back too

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1042 - 17/10/2020 18:16:54    2298446

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Sligo always wore white with black cuffs but after the wore black when beating Kildare in the championship in the early 00 s they changed to black. Dubs were always blue but did nt have navy till the 70 s. Down used to wear white shorts till 70s and now black. Yes Donegal and Leitrim were like Kery but with green edges instead of white

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 309 - 17/10/2020 18:25:35    2298451

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Fermanagh used to be green and red up until sometime in the 80's I'd say and then for some reason dropped the red and became just green (jerseys) and white shorts.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1237 - 17/10/2020 20:36:58    2298506

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Evernal put this video showing the colours Meath wore in a game in championship match in 1974 (and I think maybe for a bit of time in the 1970's as I saw the same strip in a league final around this time), Green shorts, Blue shorts and Gold socks. As he said at the time Brazil in reverse.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 734 - 17/10/2020 21:20:48    2298535

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Evernal put this video showing the colours Meath wore in a game in championship match in 1974 (and I think maybe for a bit of time in the 1970's as I saw the same strip in a league final around this time), Green shorts, Blue shorts and Gold socks. As he said at the time Brazil in reverse."
Forgot the link. https://www.rte.ie/archives/2014/0717/631332-heffos-army-defeat-royals-1974/

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 734 - 17/10/2020 23:03:05    2298592

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Evernal put this video showing the colours Meath wore in a game in championship match in 1974 (and I think maybe for a bit of time in the 1970's as I saw the same strip in a league final around this time), Green shorts, Blue shorts and Gold socks. As he said at the time Brazil in reverse."
That kit sounds horrific.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1107 - 18/10/2020 00:42:18    2298622

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Evernal put this video showing the colours Meath wore in a game in championship match in 1974 (and I think maybe for a bit of time in the 1970's as I saw the same strip in a league final around this time), Green shorts, Blue shorts and Gold socks. As he said at the time Brazil in reverse."
Strange move wearing two pairs of shorts....

LaLu (Louth) - Posts: 213 - 18/10/2020 10:18:54    2298645

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Prideinthejersey.com has some interesting info regarding county colours, although it seems to have not been updated in a few years, and doesn't talk much about county colours pre-1990s.

DL_Man (Donegal) - Posts: 68 - 18/10/2020 21:15:46    2298947

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Replying To LaLu:  "Strange move wearing two pairs of shorts...."
Sorry, meant Green Shirts, blue shorts and Gold shorts. https://www.rte.ie/archives/2014/0717/631332-heffos-army-defeat-royals-1974/

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 734 - 18/10/2020 22:34:45    2298974

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Sorry, meant Green Shirts, blue shorts and Gold shorts. https://www.rte.ie/archives/2014/0717/631332-heffos-army-defeat-royals-1974/"
Strange move, wearing two pairs of shorts.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 369 - 19/10/2020 08:38:31    2299014

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