Belfast Telegraph

O'Neills adds 30 jobs with new outlet in Craigavon

Tyrone hurler Damien Casey models the county’s O’Neills shirt in 2015
Tyrone hurler Damien Casey models the county’s O’Neills shirt in 2015

By John Mulgrew

Irish sportswear giant O'Neills is expanding by opening a new store in Co Armagh.

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The Strabane-based brand, which is best known for GAA kit, is launching at Marlborough Retail Park in Craigavon.

Murphy Surveyors is letting agent for O'Neills, and Commercial property firms CBRE and DTZ McCombe Pierce are acting on behalf of the landlord.

Stephen Thompson of O'Neills said: "Celebrating 100 years in the sportswear business, O'Neills is proud to announce that one of the country's most vibrant and dynamic shopping towns, Craigavon, is to be the location of our latest retail venture, creating 30 jobs.

"The store will breathe energy, heritage, authenticity and originality, showcasing how far the brand has evolved during its 100-year history.

"O'Neills will offer fashion-conscious consumers an exciting experience and identity while also appealing to technically-demanding athletes."

In September Marks & Spencer revealed it will open a new 'Simply Food' store at Marlborough Retail Park.

And the former 80,000sq ft B&Q site has drawn interest from a wide range of potential tenants ahead of its opening later this year.

Alana Coyle, director at CBRE, said: "Following the announcement of Marks & Spencer as the first tenant at Marlborough Retail Park, we are pleased to secure the letting of another high calibre occupier in O'Neills.

"We are confident that these leading retailers will act as a major catalyst in attracting continued future investment and generating further development at the retail park.

"It is also encouraging to see the redevelopment of this vacant B&Q site, which is proving to be a significant improvement to the retail offering in Craigavon, providing continually improving quality and choice for customers."

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