Galway hurlers donning retro jerseys for charity drive

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16 March 2022; To celebrate 30 years of the Allianz Leagues, six counties will wear once off retro jerseys inspired by those worn in the first season of Allianz’s sponsorship of the competition. The kits will be worn this weekend by Tyrone and Mayo in football along with Galway, Clare, Wexford and Cork in hurling. Fans can enter a draw to win a signed retro jersey with all proceeds going to Allianz’s charity partner Women’s Aid. To enter the raffle simply visit www.idonate.ie/raffle/AllianzWomensAid Pictured at the launch of the Allianz retro jerseys in Croke Park is Galway hurler Conor Whelan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

The Galway hurlers will don retro jerseys for their fixture this weekend to mark a mark a major milestone, and raise money for charity.

This weekend Allianz are marking their 30th year of the Allianz Leagues with teams wearing retro county kits inspired by the 1993/94 season.

The jersey designs are inspired by those worn in the first year of Allianz’s sponsorship and will be worn by six counties across hurling and football this weekend.

Galway, Clare, Wexford, and Cork will all be wearing these old schools designs for their hurling fixtures this Sunday, March 20.

The football squads from Mayo and Tyrone will also be sporting a retro look when they face off on Saturday.

CEO of Allianz Ireland, Seán McGrath said: “This season marks the 30th year that we have sponsored the Allianz Leagues, making it one of the longest sponsorships in Irish sport.”

“To mark this special anniversary Allianz has worked with O’Neills to design jerseys and shorts inspired by those worn by teams in the first season of Allianz’ sponsorship three decades ago.”

The jerseys will not be available on public sale but supporters will have a unique chance to win one of the six county jerseys signed by the team in a charity raffle.

All funds from the raffle will go towards Women’s Aid who work to combat domestic violence in Ireland.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the teams line out in the retro jerseys and through the signed jersey raffle we hope to raise significant funds for our charity partner Women’s Aid,” Seán McGrath said.

To enter the raffle simply visit www.idonate.ie/raffle/AllianzWomensAid