Friday 23 June 2017

Video: GAA in poignant tribute to remember victims of Bloody Sunday

Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail and Ard Stiúrthóir Páraic Duffy, left, stand for a minutes silence at the spot where Michael Hogan was shot and killed 95 years ago, on the 21st November 1920, to mark the 95th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday
Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail and Ard Stiúrthóir Páraic Duffy, left, stand for a minutes silence at the spot where Michael Hogan was shot and killed 95 years ago, on the 21st November 1920, to mark the 95th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday
21 November 2015; Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail and Ard Stiúrthóir Páraic Duffy, left, stand for a minutes silence at the spot where Michael Hogan was shot and killed 95 years ago, on the 21st November 1920, to mark the 95th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday during a special ceremony at Croke Park before the start of the EirGrid International Rules test between Ireland and Australia. EirGrid International Rules Test 2015, Ireland v Australia. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
21 November 2015; A general view of Croke Park during the minutes silence. EirGrid International Rules Test 2015, Ireland v Australia. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Eóin Noonan / SPORTSFILE

The GAA marked the 95th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday tonight with a special ceremony at Croke Park before the start of the EirGrid International Rules test between Ireland and Australia.

The date of November 21, 1920 will be forever etched into the history of the GAA and that of Croke Park stadium as a result of the tragic events which saw British forces fire into the crowd attending a Dublin-Tipperary football challenge match.

There were 14 people killed, among them Tipperary player Michael Hogan.

The lights of Croke Park were dimmed and 14 flames lit on Hill 16 to represent each of the lives lost on that fateful day.

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