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WATCH: Tipp go pink for breast cancer campaign

Declan Ryan’s men will swap their iconic blue and gold jerseys for a pink strip in Nenagh this weekend.
Jan 25th 2012, 2:41 PM 550 0

BREAST CANCER IRELAND will be the beneficiaries of a one-off game in McDonagh Park this weekend.

Declan Ryan’s tipperary will face off against a Munster selection managed by Liam Sheedy. Tipp will not be wearing their usual garb, however, instead swapping their traditional blue and yellow for a pink kit in aid of charity.

Marion Graham, manager of  the Tipperary GAA merchandise store, said:

“We initially started at Christmas we discussed with O’Neills about having a pink jersey - just for a bit of fun in the shop. Then we put it into the lads heads that they they were going to be wearing pink for the season.

“Then we thought ‘we’ll make use of this’ – so pink is associated with breast cancer and obviously we all know people and families who have been affected by breast cancer.”

Events on the field are likely to be far from charitable as Ryan has promised to use the workout as part of his selection considerations in the build-up towards the league campaign.

In the video below, Ryan said: ”It’s that time of the year when you’re revising the panel again to see if there are any additions or alterations which need to be made -we’re going to use this game as part of that.”

The game will throw in at 3pm in Nenagh.


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