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Decision on Tipperary's jersey for All-Ireland semi-finals to be made this week

The Premier will retain the white and green strip for the 2021 season.

A view of the Bloody Sunday commemorative jersey being worn by Tipperary.
A view of the Bloody Sunday commemorative jersey being worn by Tipperary.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 7:50 PM

IT HAS NOW emerged that Tipperary county board will make a decision later this week on whether the footballers will wear the Bloody Sunday commemorative jerseys for the All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo.

There had been some indications earlier today that Tipperary would retain the strip for the game, but an official decision will now be made later this week.

The Premier County wore the replica white and green kits to mark the 100th year anniversary of Bloody Sunday in yesterday’s famous Munster final win over Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

They were wearing the colours of local club Grangemockler in that 1920 challenge game against Dublin at Croke Park, when crown forces stormed into the venue during the first-half and opened fire on the crowd. 

To honour Tipperary player Michael Hogan and the 13 others killed by British forces that day, they wore the replica jerseys against Cork. They featured the date of the tragedy and an image of Hogan, who was from Grangemockler, on the sleeve.

Sponsors Teneo agreed to forego having their name on the jersey so ‘Tipperary’ could be printed in gold on the front as it was in 1920.

It was announced last February that Tipperary would wear the strip for the 2021 Allianz Football League.

When the idea was put forward by Tipperary’s commemoration committee to David Power after they beat Limerick to reach the provincial final, he put it to the players.

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“After the Limerick game I got a phone-call asking us if we would like to wear the green and white jersey,” Power said last week. “We tapped into the leadership group and the two words that came back were it would be an ‘honour’ and a ‘privilege’ to wear that jersey.”

To adjust to playing in different colours, they trained in the new strips for the 10 days leading into the Munster final.

The jersey will go on sale at O’Neills and Intersport Elverys exclusively from 4 December.

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