Tipperary are set to launch a new jersey this weekend by wearing it in Sunday’s Allianz national hurling league final versus Galway.
It is understood that the new jersey will not be available for sale to the public until next week, after the team has sported it in the clash with the Tribesmen.
As build up and anticipation to Sunday’s final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick intensifies, the sense of mystery as to what the Tipp players will tog out in will add to excitement. The Tipp county board have taken the decision not to reveal the aesthetics of the new jersey publicly before this weekend, enhancing intrigue levels for followers of Michael Ryan’s side.
The Premier will be hoping to go on and claim a league title in their new kit on Sunday and are favourites to do so over Joe Canning and co. after a solid display against Wexford last Sunday in Nowlan Park.
— Jackie Cahill (@cahilljackie) April 21, 2017
Meanwhile, reports in Tipperary suggest that Jason Forde has been handed a two game suspension for his altercation with Davy Fitz in last weekend’s league semi-final.
Fitzgerald was yesterday given an eight-week touchline ban for his role in the fracas, where he stormed the pitch to remonstrate with referee Diarmuid Kirwan before clashing with Niall O’ Meara and Forde of Tipperary.
It is understood that Tipp management are said to be livid with the decision to punish Forde. Although the Tipperary county board has yet to comment or make an official statement on the matter, it is widely assumed that an appeal will take place.
This means that Forde will be available for selection on Sunday, but were the appeal of the suspension to fail, he would miss the All Ireland champions first two championship games this Summer. Tipp are reportedly confident of a successful appeal and are willing to run that risk.
Strong speculation in Tipp that Jason Forde has also been suspended. Official line from the camp is 'no comment until after Sunday' #GAA
— Jackie Cahill (@cahilljackie) April 20, 2017
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