On This Day At This Hour



_52809336_73381823Ticket stub (top)  and report in the Dublin Evening Standard

Bloody Sunday, 1920

Glasnevin Museum writes:

“At 3.15 on November 21, 1920 the much-publicised GAA match between Dublin, the Leinster champions, and Tipperary began when referee Mick Sammon threw in the ball. British forces enter Croke Park ten minutes into the match between Dublin and Tipperary. Shots are fired at players and the crowd. 14 civilians are killed. The majority of the Croke Park dead are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery over the following days. The youngest, Jerome O’Leary, is aged 10. Uniquely Glasnevin Cemetery holds the graves of not only civilians killed that day at Croke Park but also of suspected British intelligence officers shot that morning and men who carried out those shootings.

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13 thoughts on “On This Day At This Hour

  1. Hank

    I remember that match.
    The Dublin supporters were worse than ISIS.
    Should’ve been nipped in the bud when they had a chance..

    1. Hank

      Although having read the full text, my comment seems a bit crass so I would like to strike it from the record..

  2. Mani

    If you want to know more, as they say in Starshop Troopers, Mick Foley aka Mankind of the Sunday Times has a book out on this very topic. Well worth a read.

  3. Boba Fettucine

    At least we achieved a Republic where all
    Citizens are equals and we’re no longer taxed, bullied and treated as 3rd class subjects to support a ruling elite with no democratic basis for their continued pillaging of the country to fill their own coffers.

    Oh, hang on…

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