Ballybrack Seagulls FC x Rage Sports
Sick of generic templates that fleece the punter and most importantly children of their good money, the Seagulls set out to find a manufacturer of kits that not only would bring our visions to life and our beliefs to the fore but also our unwavering support of inclusivity and pride in seeing the world and all that makes it a beautiful place as ONE.There was only ever one manufacturer that could live up to our high expectations, the amazing Rage Sports from Caserta, Italy !Led by the incredibly passionate visionary Maurizio Affuso , Rage offered the Seagulls the platform needed to build our kits with a loyal emphasis on solidarity, equality and freedom always at both parties forefronts.Our partnership with Rage Sports is built on the love of helping others less fortunate, to pay fair prices for fair work regardless of circumstances and to offer all through our relationship formed via kit sales respect and humanity.Our partnership with Rage Sports is we believe a “thing of beauty” and we are incredibly proud to be part of their stable of sports teams and to have the honor to wear their three arrows with pride upon our chests.Below is the collection of all Ballybrack Seagull jerseys created in partnership with Rage Sports.
Our first collaboration with Rage Sports, this shirt was a twist on disturbing signs that were erected on various establishments in the UK some decades ago. We are proud of our country, We are proud of its newfound diversity and we do not want to hide it, we welcome all regardless of background into a new Ireland and hope that they can grow to love our beautiful little island also. That’s why we flipped the derogatory quote of yesteryear and stated we want MORE. Phil Lynott, frontman of Thin Lizzy dawns the back of the shirt, why? For us, he was the king of Dublin, a symbol of coolness and hope, a person that made it to the top and allowed his fellow compatriots to dream of following in his footsteps. The shirt finishes with shamrocks rising to welcome the new Ireland, an Ireland strong and welcoming, comfortable with all and accepting of those that wish to take different paths in life. An Ireland that makes us proud and feel part of again
This shirt is a playful tip of the hat to a fellow club born out of Ballybrack who sadly had a player pass suddenly only resulting in them not being able to fulfil a vital fixture only for him (Fernando) to rise from the dead and later re-appear! We believe no malice was involved in this story that gained traction across the globe but the chance however to not let the opportunity pass whilst also being able to use the lyrics of the all-conquering Stone Roses was too good of an opportunity to let up.
This shirt is to offer solidarity to our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Not so long ago our own country suffered oppression at the hands of a world power nation also and we hope and pray the freedom we are afforded now will someday be bestowed on the beautiful people of Palestine. See you don’t need to be Muslim to stand up for these people, you just need to be human. Genocide is not self-defence. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!
With this shirt we pay homage to our friends in Detroit, we were privileged to wear this shirt against fellow Rage Sports stablemates Harpers AFC. A stunning collection of people that believe in life and the importance of being true to yourself. To visit the great city of Detroit and be welcomed by its citizens who inject colour and love into the fabric of the city was an honour for the Seagulls. We are privileged to have been able to represent them on this “born this way” shirt. No matter gay, straight, or bi’, lesbian, transgender life I’m on the right track, baby, I was born to survive No matter black, white or beige, chola, or Orient’ made I’m on the right track, baby, I was born to be brave I’m beautiful in my way ’cause God makes no mistakes I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way. Detroit x Ballybrack versus everybody!
Alfie and Roan Jersey
Alfie & Roan, two young seagulls, one blank canvas, a pot of colours. Both were asked to create what they believe this shirt to highlight “Autism Awareness“ should look like and portray. Both fine young gentlemen created a masterpiece, a shirt that was not only worn with pride by the Seagulls but also by our children’s team the BabyGulls in their debut game in Rovaniemi, Finland. The Seagulls are forever in Alfie & Roan’s depths for this work of art. Glorious!
Designed for our Seattle trip but most importantly for Kurt Donald Cobain. A young man that battled his life away potentially never knowing the legacy he would leave behind. Unaware maybe of his greatness, incredible lyrics and enchanting voice that lives on and will continue to do so in all generations to come. A timeless rock star went before we had a chance to truly appreciate what we were living with. A genius! Loved and appreciated until eternity, his songs and image are etched into our Seattle shirt forevermore as a small token of appreciation for the enormous gifts he honoured us all in return. Rock on Kurt x