More than just a 'jersey'...

What is it about a jersey that fires us up?  What is it about seeing someone wearing ‘our’ jersey that creates a connection or understanding?  Why is it that sometimes seeing a jersey incites anger or fear?  What is the psychology behind the feelings associated with the wearing of a jersey? 

A jersey has the ability to transcend sport and continue its ability to connect and communicate beyond the pitch (or stage).  This summer, the crowd erupted in Phoenix Park Dublin when Ed Sheeran wore an Irish jersey onto the stage;

Similarly, Japenese model Ryoki Watanabe went viral after being pictured in a 2002 Irish football jersey...and we loved it!  It reminded us all of a better time in Irish football!...

and 19yr old hurler Oisin Murphy from Birr, Co. Offally hit the headlines after appearing in the August edition of Vogue, wearing a full GAA kit….

A jersey can hold a lot of significance for the person wearing it as well as who they are wearing it for.  This person can be an athlete representing team and country, a supporter wearing it with pride in team and country or someone who just likes the colour and design!  For the athlete wearing a jersey, it communicates; “this is who I am, what I do and who I do it for”.

Jersey colours and design also hold significance; reflecting county, region, country or school.  The words across the chest reflect the responsibility the athlete has to their club, team or school and those people who have coached and supported them on their journey.  The name on the back of a jersey signifies the accountability the athlete has towards themselves.  They are accountable to persevere and never give up in the face of adversity because of all the hard work and sacrifices they make on their journey to their personal best. 

As part of the new “Academy Collection” from Rhythm Nation, a jersey can be custom designed for a school, team, troupe or event (based on a new or existing design) with full sublimation printing, individual personalisation on each item and delivery (dispatched within 15 working days) included in the price (€35 - discount available for bulk orders).  We recently supplied jerseys to the International Irish Dance Team who performed at the Spasskaya Tower Event, Russia in August – look out for the feature on their amazing experience in November’s edition of the Irish Dancing Magazine!

Check out our NEW Regional Irish Dance Jerseys available now (limited stock)

For customised jerseys for your school or event, visit our customised Jersey product page

The Academy Collection of customised team wear is designed in Ireland and powered by GEFF; world leader in customised sublimated sportswear.  The team wear range includes a choice of 3 jacket styles, skinny tracksuit bottoms, leggings, shorts, jersey, crop tops, vests and skorts. 

VISIT  our team wear page (The Academy Collection) and request our look book and quotation!


We are Rhythm Nation, This is your story, Now you can wear it”.

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