New Limerick GAA jersey pictured above tributes every club in the county
New Limerick GAA jersey honours every club in the county
By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney
All Ireland champions Limerick GAA have paid a stunning tribute to local clubs of Limerick, by inscribing the 65 Limerick clubs on the front and back of the jersey.
The addition of the local club names is an acknowledgement to the work done by Limerick clubs to foster players which have delivered inter-county success to the Limerick senior hurling team.
The traditional green jersey will not carry a sponsor’s logo again as a result of the backing of businessman JP McManus.
The green home kit and white goalkeeper jersey went on sale through Limerick GAA website and online retail partner O’Neill’s on Wednesday, March 24th.
Limerick GAA also recently launched the commemorative jersey to mark the centenary of the county’s 1921 All-Ireland win, the first year that the MacCarthy Cup was presented to the winners.
The special edition 2021 commemorative jersey was unveiled by Limerick secretary Mike O’Riordan on Limerick GAA TV on Sunday, March 7th.
Limerick were All-Ireland champions for the second time in three years, after a 0-30 to 0-19 final win over Waterford on December 13th, 2020.
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From 1-15, they were deserving winners in an All-Ireland final masterclass. In the process, they became the first hurling team since Tipperary in 1961 to win every competitive match in a season.
Gearoid Hegarty, Aaron Gillane and Tom Morrissey all led the scoring, but it was a classy team effort as they overpowered Waterford.
The Chairman of the Limerick County Board John Cregan when commenting on the launch of the new jersey said:
“We are delighted to officially launch our new playing jersey for the 2021 season, I would like to thank the designers at O’Neill’s who worked with us as a County Board to produce such an eye-catching jersey.
Given the work that clubs do in fostering and nurturing young players we are delighted to recognise the 65 clubs on the jersey.
It is also a reminder for anyone that wears the jersey that they have a great honour to represent the county as one.”
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