Towns and villages around Tipperary have been urged to to get behind the Tipperary senior hurlers by decorating their streets and businesses in blue and gold ahead of the All-Ireland clash with Kilkenny on September 7.
The call came from Nenagh Municipal District Council chairperson Cllr Fiona Bonfield, Newport, who said that “everyone needs to get behind the team in their bid to claim a 27th All-Ireland title”.
She pointed out that the players had made huge strides over the last few months and said it was great to be back fighting for the Liam McCarthy again.
“I will be in contact with chairpersons of GAA clubs around the locality in the next few days to try and get them all involved in turning the county blue and gold over the next couple of weeks,” said Cllr Bonfield.
The Newport councillor urged supporters to attend next Monday night’s open training session in Semple Stadium. “It is an opportunity for all supporters, young and old, to show their support.”
Meanwhile, Cllr Seamus Morris has asked Tipperary County Council to contact chambers of commerce and Tidy Towns committees to ask them to deck their shops and streets in the county colours.
The Sinn Fein councillor also asked the council to put bunting on its offices and buildings.