The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced that Adidas will be the official 2019 kit supplier to Team Ireland through Irish distributor, McKeever Sport.
Adidas will supply a range of training apparel, village and competition wear for the athletes of Team Ireland at the European Games in Minsk, June 2019, and the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku, July 2019.
At the announcement were multiple World and European boxing medallist Joe Ward (Olympian) and European Youth Olympic Festival athletics medallist Síofra Cléirigh Büttner (OFI Tokyo Scholarship athlete).
A team of approximately 70 Irish athletes will participate at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. Team Ireland will also include 30 support staff, drawn from our partners at the Sport Ireland Institute and National Governing Bodies, including Coaching, Performance Sport Science and Medical practitioners.
In total, 4000 athletes from 50 nations will compete across 15 sports at the European Games between June 21-30. The Games will be televised in Ireland live on eir Sport.
A team of 50 athletes and 20 support staff from Team Ireland will compete at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan between July 21-27. This multi-sport event is aimed at emerging elite athletes aged between 14 and 18 and the summer edition is held every two years.
Olympic Federation of Ireland CEO, Peter Sherrard, announced the 2019 partnership saying,
“2019 is an important year for the Olympic Federation of Ireland with two major Games taking place in June and July, at a time of significant ongoing preparations for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. We are happy to have an iconic brand providing support for our athletes at these events in 2019 and look forward to developing the partnership between Adidas and McKeever Sports with Team Ireland during the year.”
Padraic McKeever Managing Director of McKeever Sports said,
“We are delighted to be the official kit supplier to the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the European Games in 2019. Adidas and McKeever Sports have a strong partnership in Ireland as McKeever Sports continues to build the iconic three stripe brand’s presence in Irish sport. We look forward to providing the highest levels of service and expertise to the athletes of Team Ireland so they can perform at the highest levels.”