BLOODY SUNDAY CENTENARY CEREMONY IN CROKE PARK

19 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

COLM SHALVEY

GAA President John Horan has called on the Association’s membership to light a candle this Saturday, November 21, in memory of the 14 people who were killed on Bloody Sunday in Croke Park in 1920 by British forces. Michael Hogan, the Tipperary footballer shot dead on the pitch that day, after whom the Hogan Stand is named, was a younger brother of Dan Hogan, a Monaghan footballer, who would ascend to Dan Hogan Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces in the new Irish Free State later that decade. “What we would like is that the GAA membership throughout the country in memory of these people that were actually shot that day would light a candle in their own individual homes next Saturday evening as a memory in their family of those who were lost on that particular day,” said Horan on Monday..

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