If you can’t make it to Oriel Park for our game with Derry City on Sunday afternoon, then why not pay a visit to Kit Con Éire which takes place at the Carlton Airport Hotel in Dublin?
On display will be some of the finest football kit collections in the country, including Lilywhites supporter Derek Pepper’s treasure trove of Dundalk FC memorabilia.
Kids from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Bohemians, Shelbourne, Dundalk, Cork City, Shamrock Rovers, Bray Wanderers, Galway Utd, Sligo Rovers, Finn Harps, Ireland, Celtic, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Fulham, Dortmund, Newells Old Boys and many more will also be on show.
In addition, IrelandSoccerShirts will have a display of iconic match-worn Ireland shirts from down through the years, including Ray Houghton’s Stuttgart shirt, Packie Bonner’s shirt from Genoa and one the oldest International Goalkeeper shirts in existence!
Some of the best independent retro kit sellers in the country, including KitLaunch, NIClassico, Golazzo Shirts, Onside Jerseys, footballshirts.ie, Argentina Football Shirts, Calcio Culture Club, Irish Sports Fairs, Premier Shirt Displays, Soccer Cards United, footballkitbox and more will also be on hand.
The event will feature appearances from Ellis Platten and The Kitsman, Eddie O’Mahony from Ireland Soccer Shirts, Kit and Caboodle author Matt Riley, sports encyclopaedia Barry Rojack, kit experts Denis Hurley (Museum of Jerseys), and Bartley Ramsey (The Finn Harps Story) as well as podcasts ChatShirts, The Green Machine, and TheBoysWeveSeen.
An exclusive pre-convention social night will also take place in Dublin on Saturday, April 15th when Aodhan and Gary from The Football Walking Tour will take football fans on a trip around the historical football sites of North Dublin before finishing in Dalymount Park for a grand finale.
Tickets are only €10 for adults and children and seniors are free. Tickets are available at the door or online now at www.kitconeire.com
For more information, visit the Kit Con Eire social media pages @kitconeire