In Gaelic games, Cork’s famous red and white kit is one of the most instantly recognisable, but that hasn’t always been the case. Tomorrow night, March 12, they play Kilkenny in a national hurling league game and will wear special limited-edition blue shirts, representative of those worn a century ago.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Ireland, the start of the push for independence, and Cork’s blue strip is to mark that. The original idea came from documentary-maker Samuel Kingston of Fócas Films, who is producing a programme on the Cork kit called An Fhuil Agus An Bindealán (the Irish for ‘the blood and the bandage’, the nickname given to the Cork colours).
For more on the Cork kit history, as well as how Kerry and Donegal could better solve their kit-clash, visit our dedicated GAA site, Pride In The Jersey.