Product Research & Development

AIT materials testing using O'Neills football as test base

Our Gaelic Skin™ gloves have been independently tested at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). We worked with the Materials Research Institute (MRI) at AIT researching and testing different polymer materials for grip performance and durability (conditioned weathering).

The image on the left/above shows the tensile test setup for our grip testing using a cut-up O'Neills football (sacrilege!) as the test base. And the image below (left) shows the industry standard Latex foam material after 6 months of simulated weathering and the image below (right) shows the FTIR spectroscopy analysis of the Latex polymer.