Bloody Sunday: The GAA remembers

Bloody Sunday: The GAA remembers

November 20, 2020


Tomorrow (Saturday 21st November) marks the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when 14 people lost their lives by Crown Forces in Croke Park.


The GAA has released a dedicated section on its website (www.gaa.ie/bloodysunday) to honour the victims, and will stage a special remembrance ceremony tomorrow evening.


In the absence of spectators being permitted at Croke Park in line with Government Covid-19 restrictions, the GAA has encouraged members throughout the country to pay their own tribute to those who died at Croke Park by lighting their own candle.


Since 1926 the main stand at Croke Park has been dedicated to the memory of Tipperary's Michael Hogan from Grangemockler. The club will unveil a statue to him in their village on Sunday, a project which was supported financially by Croke Park and the Munster Council.


The GAA Museum has assembled a major exhibition focusing on Bloody Sunday and while it is closed to the public in line with Covid restrictions, it is available online via www.crokepark.ie/bloodysunday.


A series of online lectures hosted by the museum in recent weeks are also available there.


In the absence of spectators being permitted at Croke Park in line with Government Covid-19 restrictions, the GAA has encouraged members throughout the country to pay their own tribute to those who died at Croke Park by lighting their own candle.


Since 1926 the main stand at Croke Park has been dedicated to the memory of Tipperary's Michael Hogan from Grangemockler. The club will unveil a statue to him in their village on Sunday, a project which was supported financially by Croke Park and the Munster Council.


The GAA Museum has assembled a major exhibition focusing on Bloody Sunday and while it is closed to the public in line with Covid restrictions, it is available online via www.crokepark.ie/bloodysunday.


A series of online lectures hosted by the museum in recent weeks are also available there.


The Bloody Sunday commemorations have been influenced by the outstanding work of Sunday Times journalist and author Michael Foley, a member of the GAA's History Committee, and whose recent RTÉ TV documentary based on his book ‘The Bloodied Field’, was supported by the GAA.


The GAA have also produced ‘The Bloodied Field’ podcast in conjunction with Michael Foley and is free to download.


A collaboration with The Abbey Theatre will see the staging of a series of special 14 monologues filmed at Croke Park dedicated to each of the victims and streamed online across the coming weekend from 7.0pm on the Abbey Theatre’s social channels.


On Sunday morning a special edition of RTE Radio 1's Sunday Miscellany will feature essays on Bloody Sunday 1920.


Sub committees established by the county boards in Tipperary and Dublin have been involved in their own remembrance projects dedicated to the centenary.

Between November 2015 and November 2019 there have been headstones erected on the previously unmarked graves of seven Croke Park victims.


The GAA is also committed to unveiling a new artwork in honour of those who died which will be at the front of Croke Park and the Hogan Stand on Jones's Road and will tell the Bloody Sunday story and remember those killed here.


Cuimhnímis orthu uilig. We remember them all.


Jerome O'Leary (10), Blessington St, Dublin. Schoolboy _


William 'Perry' Robinson (11), Little Britain St, Dublin. Schoolboy


John William 'Billy' Scott (14), Fitzroy Avenue, Dublin. Schoolboy


Tom Hogan (19), Mechanic from Tankardstown in Limerick


Joseph Traynor (20), Labourer from Ballymount in Dublin


Michael Hogan (24), Farmer and Tipperary footballer from Grangemockler


James Teehan (26), Publican from Tipperary


Tom Ryan (27), Gas Company worker from Glenbrien in Wexford


Jane Boyle (29), Butcher’s shop assistant from Lennox St in Dublin


Daniel Carroll (30), Bar manager from Templederry, Tipperary


James Matthews (38), Labourer from Nth Cumberland St, Dublin


Michael Feery (40), Unemployed from Gardiner Place, Dublin


James Burke (44) Originally from Tipp. A van driver from Windy Arbour, Dublin


Patrick O'Dowd (57) Originally from Meath, a labourer from Buckingham St, Dublin