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Bohemians FC Unveil New Thin Lizzy Inspired Away Jersey

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Bohemians FC have unveiled their away jersey for the upcoming 2024 season, inspired by Thin Lizzy.

The jersey which you can check out below, pays tribute to the famous band, marking their iconic concert from Dublin’s first major rock festival.

This gig of course took place at Bohemians’ Dalymount Park, on 21 August 1977.

In one swoop, the jersey will pay homage to that famous gig, along with their Black Rose album, and the design, which features a quote from Thin Lizzy tune The Boys Are Back In Town on the neck, a black rose on the body which was designed by Jim Fitzpatrick.

It will also feature sleeve trims, and an embroidered hem tag of an original concert poster on the lower front.

“celebrating one of Ireland’s greatest ever gigs”

This jersey forms part of a partnership formed with Bohemians FC and Music Generation Dublin City, who come under Ireland’s national music education programme.

The club have said that 10 percent of shirt sales will also be used by them to help to provide music to disadvantaged and socially isolated children across Dublin.

This collaboration is in conjunction with the club’s partners for a project called ‘Music Generation Dublin City’.

Music Generation representative, Radio Nova’s Kieran McGuinness, was understandably delighted at this partnership.

“Music Generation Dublin City are proud and excited to partner with Bohemians FC on this fantastic project, and create further access to music education for children and young people in Dublin”, McGuinness stated.

“The opportunity to create a fund to support young bands and acts will ensure we get close to our goal of making sure that everyone in our community, whatever their background, gets access to music tuition… and just maybe we can help develop the next Thin Lizzy!”. 

“delighted”

Speaking on this partnership, Bohemians COO Daniel Lambert had this to say.

“We are delighted to unveil this jersey today following lots of work on the idea. The Lizzy concert at Dalymount has always been mentioned in any lists of the greatest Irish gigs of all time”, he said.

He also added, “For Dalymount Park, it was the first concert held at our famous venue, setting the path for the many famous gigs to follow through the 80s and 90s. Thin Lizzy are one of the greatest Irish bands of all time, and for many Phil the greatest Dubliner, to pay tribute to them and the gig on the shirt is brilliant. A very special thanks to Jim Fitzpatrick for his permission to use the Black Rose throughout, and to Des Kelly Interiors for their continued willingness to work with us on unique shirts”. 

Thin Lizzy representative, Dave T, also added this.

“We are very excited to launch this special shirt with Bohemian FC, celebrating one of Ireland’s greatest ever gigs by one of Ireland’s greatest ever bands. It is particularly nice to have Jim Fitzpatrick’s iconic black rose design used in the pattern. We hope that the funds it will generate for Music Generation Dublin City will inspire young kids on the same streets that Phil once walked to pursue their love of music”, he said.

Bohemians had previously honoured the late Christy Dignam with a special one off jersey for their league clash against Shamrock Rovers last June.

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