Ireland and O'Neills have ended their kit supply deal.

The Strabane based sportswear manufacturer had been the official clothing supplier to Ireland for 11 years, starting their association in 2012, taking over from Kukri.

The latest contract was a three-year deal which runs out this month.

Former MD Kieran Kennedy left O'Neills at the end of 2021 after 42 years with the company, and he was seen as being a driving force in the excellent partnership built up over the last decade and more.

O'Neills were also prominent sponsors at domestic level, at one time sponsoring the Ulster Cup, Plate and Shield, as well as the Club Players of the Year at the Cricket Ireland Awards.

It's not clear just who has called time on the deal, with conflicting reports as to who exactly wanted the divorce!

It has to be said that 11 years is an exceptional length of time for deals of this kind, so maybe it was just a mutual decision.

Macron - an Italian-based company of French origin are their replacements.

They have no obvious cricket links, but are heaving involved in football with Sampadoria, Udinese, Notts Forest, Brugges and Stoke among their customers, as well as the national rugby sides of Scotland and Wales.

Ireland will continue to wear O'Neills kit on their Asian tour, but will have the new shirts for their 'home summer', such as it is.