As Cork switch to a 1916 kit, many counties' old jerseys would be unrecognisable today

Cork will wear blue as part of an Easter Rising commemoration

Cork, Seamus Harnedy

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy and Damien Cahalane take to the field ©INPHO/James Crombie

Earlier today, it was revealed that Cork's hurlers will be swapping their traditional red jerseys for a different colour as part of their 1916 Easter Rising commemoration.

Historically, the Rebels used to wear blue and saffron colours, although the likely kit for an upcoming Allianz League game against Kilkenny is set to be blue and white with red trim on the shorts and socks.

They are far from the only county to have worn different colours in a bygone era.

Many county teams started off with different colours to the ones they wear now or used to adopt the shades of their county champions.

For example Westmeath first wore green rather than maroon.

That green colouring was teamed with a white hoop and according to the annals of GAA history, was worn until 1912 when they switched to the maroon colours that we recognise them in now.

Up until the mid-1930s, the maroon jersey also included a gold-coloured sash (or saffron to be more accurate) until that was abandoned to leave us with the colour scheme we know today.

Other counties have also made drastic changes over the years like Roscommon, who once wore black and amber or white, and Longford who wore green and white hoops.

For example, it's hard to imagine Kerry in green and red as they were recorded as wearing up to 1903.