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1992/1994
The re-launch of Smithwick's necessitated a third change of an away kit in the same number of seasons. Yet again a UEFA directive required the logo to be the same on both the home and away shirts registered before European competition and so this stock shirt was provided. Worn with black shorts and white socks it was a crisp clean design that only had two outings in twenty four months. This away shirt was still not available as a replica version to the fans. On the mainland however many clubs were facing fierce criticism from their supporters due to the ever increasing exploitation over replica shirt sales. Manufacturers were now designing football shirts not only as sportswear but as fashion wear which could be worn with jeans on the terraces. Players pro kit was easily distinguishable from replica shirts as the club badge would be embroidered onto the shirt rather than embossed.

1993. Glentoran were forced to use their white away kit in only one game during this season. Ironically it was in the Irish Cup quarter final in March 1993 which in turn meant that the Smithwick’s logo had to be removed for the game. Glentoran won the game 2-1. Wilgar Park packed to the rafters with the match a 3,000 all ticket affair.
1993/1994
The theme continued for the semi final of the Irish Cup in 1993. Again Glentoran were provided with a sponsorless home shirt for the semi. It was a game that the Glens lost 3-1 to Bangor at a rain lashed Windsor Park. The Seasiders would go on to win the Irish Cup for the first time in their history beating their North Down rivals after two replays.  This shirt would appear on one more occasion again worn against Bangor in the quarter final of the Bass Irish Cup. Again we lost out to the Seagulls going down 0-2 at the Oval on the 12th March 1994.