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Day On My Plate: Jason Forde’s Match Day Diet

Jason tells us what exactly he has on his match days!

As a key player on the Tipperary Senior Hurling team, Jason Forde has to keep his diet clean and nutritious. Between playing for both his club Silvermines and his county, it requires lots of energy!

The All-Star nominee lets us know exactly what he eats on match day to make sure he is ready for any challenge that comes his way on the pitch! And surprisingly, wine gums and pizza are even included!

20 May 2018; Jason Forde of Tipperary prepares to take a free during the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 1 match between Limerick and Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

Breakfast

“I would be up as early as I could the morning on match day, to get an early start and to get the food in. I always try and get up around the same time. If a match is on at two or three o clock, I would try and get up around half eight or nine. Generally, I would have porridge, toast, and jam.”

Before the Game 

“We go for a pre-match meal which is the usual GAA food – chicken and pasta! I always stick with that unless you are playing a match early in the morning.

Directly before we go on, I would have Jaffa Cakes and wine gums for a bit of energy. You would be sipping water the whole way through the morning to stay hydrated. Other than that, you try and not think about anything until you are in the dressing room.

Then at half time, you would have more wine gums along with your sports drink, if you wanted something quick.

20 May 2018; Jason Forde of Tipperary in action against Richie English of Limerick during the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 1 match between Limerick and Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Directly after the match

“There are two options:  beef, potatoes and vegetables or chicken, potatoes and vegetables!”

Post-match meal

“Later on, in the evening would be the ideal time to have a cheat meal. You would spoil yourself with something to take the edge off a bit – probably pizza! Then to bed for some hard-earned rest!”

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Ellen McConville

Ellen is the Sports Content Writer for Littlewoods Ireland and your go to gal for all things GAA. She is a fluent Irish speaker and a big fan of fashion, music and some cheese and wine as well.

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