‘Bloody Sunday 1920’ will be remembered by the GAA family this weekend

‘Bloody Sunday 1920’ will be remembered by the GAA family this weekend

GAA members are being urged to light a candle this week to remember the 14 people killed after British troops opened fire on an audience in Croke Park 100 years ago.

Victims, men, women and children, die after being hit by a crowd at a Gaelic football match in Dublin on November 21, 1920.

The list of victims ranges from 10 to 57 years old.

The attack came hours after 15 people, including British intelligence officers, were killed in a day counted by the IRA on a bloody Sunday under the command of Michael Collins.

Later that day the Royal Irish Constabulary attacked a mixed force in Black and Tennessee and the army attacked Crock Park and opened fire on a crowd watching Dublin take Tipperary.

The deadly attacks killed 14 people, including Tipperary player Michael Hogan.

The main stand at Crock Park was later named after the young footballer.

Among those killed was Tipperary player Michael Hogan

At the time, his brother, Dan Hogg, was playing senior county football with Monaghan and was also a senior member of Iran.

Now the GAA’s 100 years have organized various events to remember those who died in Croke Park.

Wreaths will be laid on Saturday at the site where Mr Hogan was shot and 14 torches will be lit on Hill 16 – one in each of the victims.

GAA President John Horan said the GAA was “trying to portray the image of 14 people, not statistics, of 14 people in the schoolboy category, a girl who is about to get married, father, brothers”.

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“Each of us, I’m sure, who went to sports events, could make a big difference in terms of whether they went to a sport, but those 14 individuals never came home.”

“We are aware that we will celebrate this occasion properly.

“What we’re doing is we were involved with early families throughout the process and we had relatives of those victims in Croke Park earlier in the year.”

The Linster football final between Dublin and Myth will also take place on the same day.

Mr. Hora has asked members of the association to light a candle in memory of the deceased when the anniversary date falls on Saturday.

“What we would like is for the GAA membership in memory of these people, the day they were actually shot, to light a candle in their own personal homes on Saturday evening, which will be a memorial to the people on that person. Day, ”he told RT.

“I think that as a GAA family we will all get together and think in our minds what really happened 100 years ago on November 21st.”

Many of those who died in Croke Park that day were laid to rest in unmarked graves, and in recent years GAA has worked to raise permanent markers through the Bloody Sunday Graves project.

Journalist Michael Foley, author of The Bloody Field, said GAA’s relationship with Bloody Sunday is “complicated” and the story is headed toward “Michael Hogan and the Hogan stand.”

He said the immediate result was that the G.A.A. Don’t know how to “handle” the trauma of what happened.

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“There was a part that said we need to move forward or we can’t survive this period.”

“The families of the victims have been left behind for years.”

He added that the procedure has been “cathartic” for the GAA and “for those families who have been helped with the treatment”.

On Sunday, Tipseri will play Kirk in the Munster Football Final while its players will change their traditional blue and gold jerseys for the green and white worn by the county in 1920.


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