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Ranking The 2017 League Of Ireland Kits In Terms Of Sexiness

Ranking The 2017 League Of Ireland Kits In Terms Of Sexiness
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It's what most Irish football fans have been counting down to since the middle of November. The League of Ireland is back. The first round of league fixtures take place next weekend after the curtain raiser between champions Dundalk and Cork City on Friday night.

All 20 clubs have been plugging their merchandise in the run up to the kick off, with plenty releasing new jerseys to try and bring in some money.

We've decided to look at every single kit for all of the clubs and give the definitive power ranking in terms of sexiness. This may or may not be how the league table looks in a few years time.

20. Waterford FC

They're charging €65 for what is literally the St.Pat's away jersey . Bad bad form.

19. Athlone Town.

Using the same jersey as last season is going to hurt you on this list. Athlone are in a bit of a mess on and off the pitch. And their jersey is just as bland.

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18.Drogheda United

Using the same jersey as last year will hurt you on this list.  While the home jersey looks nice when on a computer screen, it's just a mess in person.

17. Derry City

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Not quite the same as last year (they've taken away the black from the chevrons and moved their numbers)but the Candystripes don't ever stray far away from the traditional. Which is fine.

16. UCD

Student budgets mean that the Belfield side have stuck to what they know.

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15. St.Patrick's Athletic

Stretchy shorts are not included with the St.Pat's kit. Their away jersey features at number 20 on this list.

14. Shamrock Rovers

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Recycling a lot of Celtic's chants, their nickname and now one of their old away jerseys. The Hoops have kept their home attire for 2016 and come up with this monstrosity. Highlighter should never appear on a jersey

13. Cabinteely

Cabo have been quietly going about their business as they aim to stop being the basement club at the bottom of the First Division. By signing players and sticking to their pretty slick jersey from last season.

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12. Dundalk

Yes, that rule about keeping your same 2016 kit also applies to the Champions. Having said that, the big Fyffes blob doesn't do them any favours either. As modeled here by The Thing Brian Gartland.

11. Sligo Rovers

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The Bit O'Red may be using the same home kit, but it's a nice home kit. Their second jersey puts them above the two Louth clubs and their northern rivals.

10. Bray Wanderers

Similarly to Sligo, the Seagulls are above the others because of their simply sexy away jersey.

9. Wexford FC

Far nicer than the garish pinkness of last season, the club previously known as Wexford Youths have released a stylish black home kit. They're being sponsored by a local charity as well.

8. Longford Town

The recently relegated side have widened their stripes for their return to the second tier and it makes such a difference. Legoa are pretty new in the jersey production industry but this is a beauty

7. Limerick

The Shannonsiders are being tipped as a dark horse for the top three, and if they are to do so it will completely be down to reintroducing white sleeves in to their kit. The lack of a sponsor also helps.

6. Bohemians

Bohs have made a couple of tweaks to last year's effort. Their final season in the original Dalymount Park has seen them move their Hummel logo to the centre and features the iconic Dalymount gates on the back. Extra points for their away kit.

5. Shelbourne

Oh yes. Do you spot the trend with all the sponsorsless jerseys ranking a bit higher? This is a delicious effort from the Tolka side, getting rid of the white collar from last year and just playing it safe with an all red top.

4. Galway United

Galway have ditched their blue collar and added a white band to the end of their sleeve. A simple jersey, which does the job

3. Cobh Ramblers

Cobh have done away with the ugly blue 'v' from last season and are playing it nice and simple with their kit this year. Sponsorless jersey's always look better

2. Cork City

Just beautiful.

1. Finn Harps

Harps went old school with their launch. They've gone old-school with their jersey as well. The sexiest jersey in League of Ireland football this year. Only one small sponsor, placed under their crest. Magnificent.

(Balls understands that a lot of these jerseys will have sponsors on them come Friday. But we're working with what we have, it's our article!)

SEE ALSO: Watch: All The Highlights As Cork City Claim Convincing Curtain-Raiser Win Over Dundalk

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