Historical Football Kits


NIFL Premiership 2018 - 2019

danske bank premiership logoBallinamallard United finished last and were relegated to the Championship after six seasons in the top flight. Their place was taken by Institute. Newry City make their first appearance in the Premiership, promoted after beating Carrick Rangers 6-3 on aggregate in the play-off final.


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ards 2018-19


ards 2018-19 change kit


Designer: Joma

Sponsor: Worthingtons Solicitors

ards crestArds' have updated their red and blue first choice strip, which now has more stripes on the shirt than the previous version. The change shirt has been worn with the first choice blue shorts and socks.


Ballymena United

ballymena united 2018-19 1st kit


ballymena united 2018-19 2nd kit


Designer: Uhlsport

Sponsor: McBurney Transport

ballymena united crest 2017There was no repeat of the Sky Blues' brief European adventure this season. Although they did make it to the play-offs they lost in the first round to Cliftonville.



cliftonville 2017-18


cliftonville 2018-2020 change kit


Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Sean Graham

cliftonville fc crestCliftonville rotate their strips every two seasons and have introduced a new change kit for 2018-19. The fading graphic on the front of the shirt is made up of tiny shamrock shapes and has gone down very well with the supporters.



coleraine 2018-19


coleraine 2018-19 change kit


coleraine europa league kit 2018-19

Europa League

Designer: CX+ Sport

Sponsor: Eventsec

coleraine fc crestColeraine improved on their good form of 2016-17, finishing as runners-up and losing just one game before going on to win the Irish Cup. They were elminated from the Europa League at the first hurdle but at least the European strip, commissioned last season but never used, got an outing. Their first choice kit is unchanged while last season's white alternative is replaced by a new red outfit.



crusaders 2018-19


crusaders 2018-19 change kit


Designer: Kappa

Sponsor: Toals Bookmakers

crusaders fc crestThe Crues won their seventh title in their final game having been runners-up the season before. After a heavy defeat in the Champions League First Qualifying Round they fared little better in the Europa League qualifiers, losing 6-2 on aggregate to Olimpija Ljubljana. The shirts with big crosses on them are gone and the team have returned to a more traditional look. The change strip in white and silver would look good were it not disfigured by oversize Kappa logos.


Dungannon Swifts

dungannon swifts 2018-19


dungannon swifts 2018-19 change kit


Designer: Uhlsport

Sponsor: T-Met

dungannon swifts fc crestThe Swifts' strips have been updated to one of Uhlsport's latest templates and T-Met now sponsor their shirts as well as shorts. Otherwise they are unchanged.



glenavon 2017-18


glenavon 2017-18 change kit


Designer: Nike

Sponsor: Bedeck

glenavon fc crest Third place earned Glenavon a place in the First Qualifying Round of the Europa League but they lost 6-3 to FK Molde of Norway on aggregate. Both of their strips have been held over from last season.



glentoran 2018-19


glentoran 2018-19 change kit


Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Bet McLean

glentoran fc crestWith no end in sight to the suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the vital grant that would allow the club to upgrade The Oval remains a distant prospect.

The busy Kappa strips worn last season are mercifully discarded and a new contract has been signed with Umbro, whose offerings are altogether more sober. There is a surprise on the reverse of the black first choice shirts in the form of a green panel above the buttock area while the white tops have faint grey broken hoops on the front. The change strip has appeared with the first choice black shorts, which looked pretty good and I dare say if the need arises, the change shorts could be worn with the green/red tops as well.



institute fc 2018-19


institute fc 2018-19 change kit


Designer: Uhlsport

Sponsor: Country Comes to City Festival

institute fc crestSevere flooding in August 2017 destroyed the club's Riverside Stadium and they are temporarily sharing the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium with Derry City FC (who play in the League of Ireland) while plans to resurrect their ground are considered. Winning the Championship last season was, therefore, quite an achievement. Their shirts are sponsored by a Country & Western music festival, which is a lot more wholesome than the online gambling firms infesting the game in England.



linfield 2017-18


linfield fc 2018-19 change kit


Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Umbro.co.uk

Double winners in 2016-17, Linfield finished last season empty handed. Defeat by arch-rivals Glentoran in the Europa League play-offs denied them even the compensation of a place in Europe.

The club rotate their strips on a two-year cycle and this season it's the turn of the change strip to be replaced with a bold, halved design.


Newry City

newry city afc 2018-19


newry city afc 2018-19 change kit


Designer: O'Neills

Sponsor: Canal Court Hotel

newry city fc crestNewry City AFC are a phoenix club, formed after the original Newry City FC was wound up by the High Court in September 2012. Established in February 2013, the new club were able to use their predecessor's Showground because this was owned by season ticket holders rather than the limited company and so could not be sold off by the receivers. After starting again in the fifth tier they made rapid progress through the pyramid reaching the Championship in 2017 and finishing second in their first season. When third placed Harland & Wolff Welders chose not to apply for a Premiership licence last season, Newry went straight into the play-off final where they convincingly beat Carrick Rangers to take their place in the top tier.


Warrenpoint Town

warrenpoint town fc 2018-19


warrenpoint town fc 2018-19 change kit


Designer: Uhlsport

Sponsor: Deli Lites

warenpoint town fc crestWhen the original Newry City went out of business six years ago many of their players joined Warrenpoint so there's a certain satisfaction that the two clubs now meet in the Premiership. The Point have switched from Adidas to Uhlsport and have a minimalist first choice kit while their change strip is once again fluorescent lime and black.