Tomorrow’s derby clash of age-old foes Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers will honour the late Christy Dignam as Bohs don a once off jersey in the late singer’s honour.
The jersey features ‘Aslan’ atop the Gypsies famous red and black stripes, as well as a badge on the shoulder honouring Christy.
All profits from sales of the shirt will go to St Francis Hospice, while collections will be held among both sets of supporters in attendance at Dalymount Park on Friday.
Christy Dignam died last week at the age of 63, having endured a decade-long battle with illness, but died peacefully. His funeral was attended by thousands of adoring fans.
Kiera Dignam said: “My Dad was a big supporter of the League of Ireland and would absolutely love being included on a jersey and to be honoured in such a way. We will be forever grateful for this gesture in memory of my Dad.”
Bohemian’s COO Daniel Lambert said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this one-off jersey in memory of Christy Dignam and hopefully raise a large amount of money for St Francis Hospice.”
Lambert continued: “With the support of both the family and the band, with all proceeds to such a worthwhile cause, and with a minute’s silence before the game and Aslan over the PA for the night, it will add something very special to an already special fixture: The Dublin Derby remembering a Dublin hero.”
Tomorrow’s match will be attended by members of Christy’s family.
Pre-order the Bohemian’s new special edition Aslan jersey here.