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Tipp Footballers To Wear Bloody Sunday Replica Jersey In Munster Final

Tipp Footballers To Wear Bloody Sunday Replica Jersey In Munster Final

Tipperary GAA has confirmed that its footballers will wear a replica jersey of that worn by the county on Bloody Sunday in this year's Munster final against Cork.

The decider against Cork on November 22nd takes place a day after the 100th anniversary of the day on which 14 people were killed by British military forces during a Gaelic football match between Tipperary and Dublin at Croke Park. Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan was one of those who died.

In a statement, Tipperary GAA said: "it is only fitting that the Tipperary team will wear the official replica green and white jersey as worn by Tipperary on that eventful day as a mark of respect to all of the fallen.

"This intention was originally announced at a press conference in Semple Stadium on February 22nd last as part of the Bloody Sunday Commemoration Day.

"Croke Park recently approved this jersey as the first official Tipperary Bloody Sunday replica which features an image of Michael Hogan on the sleeve along with the official Tipperary and GAA crests."

Pictured is GAA Museum Education and Events Manager, Julianne McKeigue, a descendent of Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan who was killed during the Bloody Sunday attack. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Team sponsor Teneo has agreed to forgo having its logo on the jersey. Instead, as it was with the original, 'Tipperary' will be printed in gold across the front.

Tipperary qualified for the Munster final with an extra-time victory over Limerick on Saturday. They will a Cork side who defeated Kerry thanks to Mark Keane's last-gasp extra-time goal.

Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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