Tipperary's Jason Forde. INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
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Lucky 13: Questions for Tipperary hurler Jason Forde

Forde plays for the Premier county tonight against Limerick in Semple Stadium.

HE’S ONE OF the brightest prospects in Tipperary hurling.

He has captained the county’s minor side, appeared for the county’s U21′s last year and made his inter-county senior debut this spring.

He won an All-Ireland colleges senior hurling medal with Nenagh CBS last year and is still only 19 years of age.

Tonight Jason Forde will be in action for Tipperary against Limerick in the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 hurling championship.

But we wanted to know other stuff about the Tipperary hurler.

Like his hurling hero growing up.

His favourite app on his smartphone.

And what three celebrities would he like to have dinner with?


13. What’s your favourite sport other than hurling?

Rugby. I’d follow Munster in particular.

12. Who’s the most entertaining person you follow on Twitter?

I’m not on Twitter. Facebook is the height of it for me. The Tipp lads are onto me about joining Twitter so I’ll have to see.

11.  Do you have any pre-match superstitions?

No not really. I just try to relax as much as possible.

10. What was the last film you saw?

I’d say it was Batman, the Dark Knight Rises last summer. I wouldn’t go to the cinema a huge amount really.

9. What TV programme do you always Sky Plus?

That’d be Republic of Telly. It’s always a good laugh.

8. What star from other sports do you most admire?

Brian O’Driscoll. He’s been at the top for so long.

Brian O’Driscoll.
Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

7. What’s the most memorable game you’ve played for your club?

Last year’s county intermediate hurling final with my club Silvermines. We beat Ballina by 2-21 to 0-10 in Semple Stadium and went up senior as a result.

6. What’s the most memorable game you’ve played for your county?
I haven’t really had too much success with the county at underage to be honest, so I’d probably go for this year’s league semi-final against Dublin. It was great to be starting a game like that for the seniors, we were at home in Thurles and we won the match as well.

5. What’s your favourite app on your smartphone?


4. Name the sporting event you’d most like to attend in the world?

The Lions Tour to Australia this year would be class to go to.

3. What was the first inter-county senior game you ever went to

I remember going to the 2001 All-Ireland hurling final between Tipperary and Galway. I was only 7 at the time, a few months away from my 8th birthday. I just remember being up in the upper tiers of the Hogan Stand I think it was. The atmosphere was great.

Tipperary manager Nicky English celebrates the 2001 All-Ireland title win with Paul Ormonde.
Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

2. If you could have dinner with any three celebrities alive or dead, who would they be?

Mario Balotelli would be a bit of craic. Brian O’Driscoll as well. Maybe some other soccer player for the third, I’ll go for Robin Van Persie.

1. Who was your hurling hero growing up?

Nicky English definitely. He did it all as a player and manager with Tipperary.

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