At just 24, Jason Forde has developed into one of the most lethal and attacking full-forwards in the country. He got the new year off to a great start by scoring an impressive 7-72 in the Allianz League.
However, when it came to the Championship this year, Tipperary made a surprise early exit, which highlighted how fierce the competition was this year. Despite this, Forde’s performance still impressed and he earned himself an All-Star nomination.
We sat down with Forde to chat all things sport, from his sporting hero to his toughest opponent on the pitch!
What other team apart from your own do you like to see do well and why?
I suppose apart from Tipperary, I would have to say the University of Limerick in the Fitzgibbon Cup. It’s hard to say when it comes to another county, but I would have been in college with a lot of lads from Limerick, I was happy for them this year.
Favourite game involved as a player?
The 2016 All-Ireland Final. It was amazing to get over the line then. It was the biggest game that I have played in so that was probably my favourite.
Worst game involved as a player?
The 2014 replay against Kilkenny. We had come so close the first game and missed it by the hit of the post. The replay was the toughest one.
Favourite game you have watched as a fan?
The All-Ireland Final this year! There was so much drama in it and the two Semi-Finals were brilliant as well. The Championship this year, in general, was just brilliant.
If you could be any other sports person for a day, who would you be and why?
Brian O’Driscoll when he was in his prime – I am a big fan of his.
If you didn’t play hurling, what sport would you play?
Rugby – I would have loved to have given it a go!
David McInerney from Clare.
Who is your sporting hero?
Again, I would probably have to say, Brian O’Driscoll. He is the one sportsperson that I would have really looked up to. Eoin Kelly as well would have been another one.
Can you describe your Style of Play in three words?
Smart, skillful and quick!