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Julianne McKeigue, events manager at the GAA Museum and a descendant of Tipperary footballer
Michael Hogan who was killed during the Bloody Sunday attack, with the commemorative jersey that will
be worn by the Tipp footballers in the Munster final

Julianne McKeigue, events manager at the GAA Museum and a descendant of Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan who was killed during the Bloody Sunday attack, with the commemorative jersey that will be worn by the Tipp footballers in the Munster final

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Julianne McKeigue, events manager at the GAA Museum and a descendant of Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan who was killed during the Bloody Sunday attack, with the commemorative jersey that will be worn by the Tipp footballers in the Munster final

Tipperary's footballers will swap their traditional blue and gold colours for green and white jerseys to mark the centenary of Bloody Sunday in their Munster SFC final clash with Cork on Sunday week, November 22.

David Power's side will don the commemorative jersey when they line out 100 years and a day since the fateful events in Croke Park which saw Tipp footballer Michael Hogan and 13 others lose their lives on Bloody Sunday, November 21 of 1920.

The Premier men will wear the same green and white jerseys worn by Tipp that day, the colours of Hogan's Grangemockler/Ballyneale club, with the branding of team sponsor Teneo set to be replaced by the gold lettering of 'Tipperary' in a fitting gesture to mark the occasion.

Croke Park recently gave the green light for this jersey to be the first official Tipperary Bloody Sunday replica "as a mark of respect to all of the fallen" and it poignantly features an image of Hogan on the sleeve as well the official Tipperary and GAA crests on its front.

Fourteen people died when British soldiers opened fire on those attending a challenge game between Tipperary and Dublin at the Jones' Road venue, with Tipp corner-back Hogan among those brutally killed by the gunfire on a dark day for the GAA.

Plans were in place for All-Ireland champions Dublin to meet Tipp in a challenge game to honour the 100-year anniversary but they were shelved as a result of Covid-19, while it was announced earlier this year that Tipp would wear the green and white jersey during the 2021 league.

Power's squad go in search of a first Munster title since 1935 having overcome Limerick in an epic semi-final and they will be hoping to mark the historic occasion with another seismic upset after Cork sensationally dumped reigning champions Kerry out of the championship on Sunday.


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