All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champions Tipperary will attempt to win their first National League title since 2008 when they take on Galway at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Sunday and the Premier county’s finest stick-wielding men will do so bedecked in brand new jerseys.
Tipp FM presenter Jackie Cahill revealed via Twitter on Friday that Michael Ryan’s side will be debuting new attire in their clash with the Tribesmen, adding that the jerseys will not be available for the public to buy for another week thereafter.
— Jackie Cahill (@cahilljackie) April 21, 2017
Today, we got out first glimpse of the jersey which is by no means a radical departure from the norm. We must say, though, we think it’s pretty slick.
The picture comes courtesy of GAA scribe Shane Stapleton.
— Shane Stapleton (@ShaneSaint) April 22, 2017
The outfitting change isn’t the only one that has been made to this Tipperary side. Michael Ryan named his starting line-up on Friday and he has made two changes to the team that started last weekend’s semi-final against Wexford in Nowlan Park, with John O’Dwyer coming in for an injured Séamus Callanan and Michael Breen replacing Niall O’Meara. Jason Forde has been named as a starter, in spite of his involvement in that much-discussed incident with Davy Fitzgerald last week in Kilkenny and the proposed two-match ban that stemmed from it. Galway manager Michael Donoghue has also made a pair of switches, with Paul Killeen and Jason Flynn replacing John Hanbury and Pádraig Breheny respectively.
Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday is scheduled for 15.30 and the game will be broadcast live on TG4.