Bohemians unveil Thin Lizzy inspired kit

The Gypsies released their new away kit for the 2024 season on Monday. 

The new white and purple kit pays tribute to popular Dublin Rock band, Thin Lizzy and their famous concert that took place in Dalymount Park, on August 21st, 1977.

The jersey is primarily white, featuring tiny purple roses dotted across it, in tribute to their 1979 hit album, "Black Rose: A rock legend." 

The collar and sleeve trims consist of a dark purple with an embroidered patch on the lower front of the jersey of the poster that promoted the concert at the time.

The jersey features a quote from the Dublin band's hit song, ' The Boys Are Back In Town' on the back, that reads: "Friday night they'll be dressed to kill".

Upon announcing the new jersey, the Gypsies released a video launching the sale of the kit with Thin Lizzy's iconic 'Dancing in the moonlight' playing over a video inspired by Phil Lynott’s 'Old Town' video locations.

The iconic gig behind kit designer Jim Fitzpatrick's jersey, was played outdoors in Phibsborough on August 21st, 1977, with Radiators From Space, Fairport Convention, the Boomtown Rats and Graham Parker and the Rumour supporting the Dublin group.

Speaking with Hot Press magazine, Bohemians CEO Daniel Lambert revealed: "The Lizzy concert at Dalymount has always been mentioned in any lists of the greatest Irish gigs of all time. 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.”

The club have warned that due to demand levels, delivery could take up to six weeks.

Ten percent of the profits from the shirt will be used by Bohemians to help bring music to disadvantaged and socially isolated children across Dublin.

Elsewhere, former Bohemian’s boss Keith Long insists Waterford are ready for the new season.