This is the recently unveiled Bohemian Football Club jersey shirt by O’Neill’s for 2021/22 season.
The jersey is a departure from stripes for the first time in eight seasons, to a diamond design on the front, with a full red back.
The emergence of a striped kit was something that occurred quite late in our history. It took over 70 years and was first seen at Bohs in 1962.
It then became more commonplace from 1969/1970 when Tony O’Connell, our first professional player, was a scout for Man City, who wore red and black stripes as an away kit.
Club historian Stephen Burke feels this may have influenced Tony to bring it to Bohs more permanently.
The kit also incorporates the older crest, which features two triquetra motifs either side of a shamrock over a shield design.
This crest was first used by the club in 1952 when it appeared on the match programme and from the late 60s onwards became the prominent club crest in use. This changed in the early 2000s when the older circular crest was revived and has been on shirts ever since.
Finally, the back neck of the shirt features the words ‘we don’t need nobody else’ by cult Dublin band Whipping Boy, from the track of the same title, released on Heartworm in 1995.