Kilkenny legend designs jersey to reflect his career
By COLIN BARTLEY
A KILKENNY hurling legend has designed his own training gear that evokes emotions of his playing days.
Nine-time All-Ireland winner, Jackie Tyrrell has collaborated with Littlewoods Ireland and O’Neills to design a bespoke training top in the run-up to the All-Ireland Final.
The training top mixes Jackie’s two passions – hurling and fashion. It has been produced to celebrate the launch of a range of official GAA county jerseys now available on LittlewoodsIreland.ie.
The 14 lines on the jersey are a nod to each of the 14 years Jackie hurled for Kilkenny, while the green reflects the energy of playing.
Speaking at the launch, Jackie said: “I spent 14 years hurling with the best and each year with Kilkenny I learned something about myself.
“I wanted to pay homage to that time in my life but also create something that spoke to my sense of style off the pitch.
“From being on the pitch looking up at a sea of black and amber, or now as a fan, in the stands watching the lads in action it still blows me away how a jersey, a stitch of colours, a piece of fabric, can evoke so much emotion. It’s just magic. I wanted to try and capture some of that essence in my jersey.”