|Irish name||Iásón Mac Giollarnáth|
22 December 1993|
Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Occupation||Secondary school teacher|
|University of Limerick|
|*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 18:21, 28 July 2019.|
Jason Forde (born 22 December 1993) is an Irish hurler who plays for Tipperary Intermediate Championship club Silvermines and at inter-county level with the Tipperary senior hurling team. He usually lines out as a left corner-forward.
On 25 February 2012, Forde lined out at centre-forward when Nengh CBS faced Coláiste na nDéise in the Harty Cup final. He top scored for Nengh with 1-04, however, he ended on the losing side following a 2-14 to 1-10 defeat. Forde was switched to full-forward when he captained Nenagh CBS in the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny CBS on 31 March 2012. He ended the game as top scorer with 2-02 and claimed a winners' medal following the 3-10 to 2-11 victory.
University of Limerick
As a student at the University of Limerick, Forde joined the senior hurling team during his second year. On 1 March 2015, he was selected at midfield when UL faced the Waterford Institute of Technology in the Fitzgibbon Cup final. Forde scored 1-01 in the 0-21 to 3-12 draw. He was switched to left corner-forward for the replay on 11 March. Forde ended the game with 0-01 from a sideline and collected a winners' medal following the 2-18 to 1-14 defeat.
On 24 February 2018, Forde lined out in a third Fitzgibbon Cup final when UL faced DCU Dóchas Éireann. He top scored with 1-10 from full-forward and collected a second winners' medal following a 2-21 to 2-15 victory.
Forde joined the Silvermines club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels before eventually joining the club's top adult team in the Tipperary Intermediate Championship.
On 14 October 2012, Forde lined out at full-forward when Silvermines faced Ballina in the Tipperary Intermediate Championship final. He top scored with 1-10 and secured the man of the match award following a 2-21 to 0-10 victory. On 24 November 2012, Forde won a Munster Championship medal after scoring 0-07 in a 0-14 to 0-08 defeat of Ballyduff in the final.
Minor and under-21
Forde was just 16-years-old when he was selected for the Tipperary minor hurling team prior to the start of the 2010 Munster Championship. He made his first appearance for the team on 5 May 2010 when he lined out at midfield in Tipperary's 0-17 to 1-13 defeat by Clare.
On 18 July 2012, Forde made his first appearance for the Tipperary under-21 team. He came on as a 30th-minute substitute in a 1-16 to 1-11 defeat of Limerick. Forde broke onto the starting fifteen for the Munster final on 8 August 2012 when he was selected at right corner-forward. He scored a point from play in the 1-16 to 1-14 defeat by Clare.
Forde lined out in a second successive Munster final on 7 August 2013. He top scored with 2-07 from centre-forward in the 1-17 to 2-10 defeat by Clare. Forde was the championship's top scorer, while his 5-25 from three games remains the highest ever tally by an individual in the Munster Championship.
Forde was appointed captain of the Tipperary under-21 team for the 2014 Munster Championship. He played his last game in the grade on 16 July 2014 when he scored 0-12 in a 5-19 to 1-25 defeat by Clare.
Forde was added to the Tipperary senior team in advance of the 2013 National League. He made his first appearance for the team on 23 February 2013 when he scored 0-02 from right corner-forward in a 0-26 to 1-11 defeat by Cork. On 5 May 2013, Forde came on as a 57th-minute substitute for Séamus Callanan when Tipperary suffered a 2-17 to 0-20 defeat by Kilkenny in the National League final. He was later named on the starting fifteen for Tipperary's Munster semi-final against Limerick on 9 June 2013, however, he was a late withdrawal after suffering from a stomach bug the night before the match. Forde eventually made his championship debut on 6 July 2013 when he came on as a 52nd-minute substitute for Patrick Maher in a 0-20 to 1-14 defeat by Kilkenny in an All-Ireland Qualifier.
On 4 May 2014, Forde was an unused substitute when Tipperary suffered a 2-25 to 1-27 defeat by Kilkenny in the National League final. On 7 September 2014, he was named on the bench for the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. Forde was introduced as a 66th-minute substitute and scored a point in the 1-28 to 3-22 draw. He was again introduced as a substitute in the replay on 27 September 2014, however, he ended the game on the losing side following a 2-17 t 2-14 defeat.
On 12 July 2015, Forde lined out at right wing-forward in his first Munster final. He scored 0-02 from play and ended the game with a Munster Championship medal following Tipperary's 0-21 to 0-16 defeat of Waterford.
On 10 July 2016, Forde started the Munster final against Waterford on the bench. He came on as a 50th-minute substitute for Niall O'Meara and collected a second successive winners' medal following the 5-19 to 0-13 victory. Forde was again named on the bench for the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny on 4 September 2016. He was the first substitute to be introduced in the 44th minute when he came on for Michael Breen at midfield. Forde scored 0-02 from play and ended the game with an All-Ireland medal following a 2-29 to 2-20 victory.
On 16 April 2017, Forde became involved in an on-field scuffle with Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald during the National League semi-final. He was able to line out in the subsequent 3-21 to 0-14 defeat by Galway in the final, however, Forde subsequently received a one-match suspension.
Forde played in a second successive National League final on 8 April 2018. Lining out at full-forward he top scored with 2-12 but ended on the losing side following a 2-23 to 2-17 defeat by Kilkenny. Forde ended the National League as top scorer with 7-72 from seven games. He ended the season by being nominated for an All-Star.
On 17 October 2018, it was announced that Forde had been included on the Ireland national hurling team for the Shinty/Hurling International Series. He lined out at centre-forward in the 1-11 to 1-09 defeat by Scotland on 20 October 2018.
- As of match played 28 July 2019.
- Nenagh CBS
- Dr. Croke Cup (1): 2012
- University of Limerick
- Fitzgibbon Cup (2): 2015, 2018
- Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship (1): 2012
- Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (1): 2012
- All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (2): 2016, 2019
- Munster Senior Hurling Championship (2): 2015, 2016
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- Jason Forde profile at the Tipperary GAA website