Wexford GAA have released a new commemorative jersey…
The jersey is in honour of that worn by Selskar Young Irelands, who defeated Dromtariffe from Cork in 1893.
The jersey is in the shade of green worn on the day and contains the Selskar Young Irelands crest on the back. The Young Irelands jersey was one of several worn by teams representing Wexford in the early years of the GAA, before the iconic purple and gold jerseys were first used in 1913 as Wexford began an era of national football dominance.
Speaking at the launch, Wexford GAA Chairman Micháel Martin said:
“The recently launched Selskar 18 book brought the story of the Young Irelands to life. They were iconic players who lived through seismic times to shape a new generation. This team set the scene for the Wexford football team who created an era of dominance twenty years later. Wexford GAA is proud to remember our history and our heritage, while looking forward to creating our own historic moment in January 2023 when we turn on the floodlights in Chadwicks Wexford Park, which is only a puck of a ball from where these young men lived,” he said.
The jersey will be worn by the men’s teams in football and hurling on a once-off occasion in early 2023.
The jersey is currently available to purchase online from today, December 6th, from www.oneills.com and Wexford GAA’s retail partner, Hore’s Stores. For adults, the jersey is priced at €70 on O’Neill’s website.
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