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After a weekend that saw hundreds of votes cast by Cliftonville fans around the world, we can now reveal the four jerseys that have been voted through to the semi-finals of our Away Kit Battle.

We’ve been pitting shirts in weekly head-to-head jousts in a bid to whittle the list down to the Red Army’s favourite reverse strip of the last 30 years and, as we inch closer to next month’s decisive Final, it’s worth noting that all Yellow & Blue efforts – generally accepted to be mainstays of our fans’ preferences – have been dispatched from the running.

Indeed, the Club’s two most recent away kits have made the cut, while only one pre-dates the current century as supporters of all ages narrowed the pack across three days of voting.

Our first quarter-final bout saw the Shades of Green ensemble (2016-2018) overcome the White & Red get-up from the 2008/09 season, while the Gibson Cup-winning Gold & Green reverse from 1997/98 got the better of the Yellow & Black hoops that replaced it the following year.

In another tight contest, the Shamrock Fades jersey sported from 2018 until earlier this year saw off the Green & Navy striped contender (1994/95), with the sole remaining Yellow & Blue strip – which was the oldest competitor in our series, having been worn on the road from 1990-1993, making way for the Green & White kit that straddled both the 2013 and 2014 Danske Bank Premiership title wins.

As we seek to compile the definitive rankings of every shirt in the mix, just a few days remain until polling begins in what are certain to be closely-fought semi-final showdowns.