This weekend, in the New York borough of Queens, members of the Tipperary National and Benevolent Association will gather in Flushing Cemetery at the graveside of the last Tipperary man to captain an All-Ireland-winning football team, Ned O'Shea, and lay a wreath in his memory.
A similar ceremony will take place in Jimmy Doran's memory in a different part of the city, another member of that landmark team.
Such simple and poignant services will mirror others which have been taking place throughout the year, and will take place in the year to come, across Tipperary as part of the county's embrace with history commemorating 'Bloody Sunday' and that ill-fated afternoon when 14 people lost their lives in Croke Park after Crown Forces stormed their challenge match with Dublin and opened fire on this weekend 100 years ago.
While much of the national focus will be on Croke Park, Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan and the other 13 victims, the Tipperary Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee have primarily turned their thoughts and attention to the team on duty that day, 18 players who went to Dublin in the name of sport but were caught up in one of the pivotal moments in Irish history.
"We all understood that sacrifice of Michael Hogan and his family. When Michael died that changed everything. All of a sudden we had someone who went to play a match and didn't come home and he's a hero in our eyes forever," says Seamus McCarthy, a former Tipperary manager and footballer who has combined his love of football and history over the last two years to chair the project at local level.
"But one of the core pillars of our committee's work was that there were another 17 Tipperary players and what we contracted to do was to recognise all of those in a very simple way."
In doing so McCarthy hoped to re-establish a stronger connection between past and present through the prism of 'Bloody Sunday' and that team. O'Shea and Doran were among five Tipperary players to leave for New York in the years after the 1920 All-Ireland win, the final of which was played in 1922.
"I went to Grangemockler earlier this year, there were three (including Hogan) of the team from there and a member of each family spoke. It was very powerful and emotive and I was delighted because that was what we were trying to do, to establish that connection again.
"We didn't get through them all yet but we've also been to Carrick-on-Suir (where) there was one, Mullinahone had six, Fethard three, Cahir with one. We have another four to do, Loughmore, Clonmel, Ballylooby-Castlegrace and my own area, Bansha, where the man who sought the challenge from Dublin, Tommy Ryan, was from.
"It's important for us because it's recognition for all the players. They all suffered their own trauma in their own different ways and it is important that we remember them."
Thus, those ceremonies on Stateside please them. "Ned was Fethard. They were a dominant team of that time in Tipperary. He died in 1956 but played with Tipperary for many years in New York."
Because of Covid, they've missed out on much of what they set out to do around the year but, when they were launching their plans on the night of the Tipperary/Cork Allianz NFL Division 3 game in February, they could never have imagined that, on the centenary weekend, the same teams would again be playing in a Munster football final.
"For everything to align on the same weekend is a little bit incredible," he confesses. "When I saw the way the clubs embraced it, I got a degree of satisfaction out of that. This week has really brought it to the forefront and having Tipperary in a Munster final is really putting it front and centre which will be great and, of course, they are wearing a replica of the original jersey," says McCarthy.
"The players are thrilled and honoured to wear it. It will be a poignant reminder when they run on to the pitch of who they are and where they are from."
Philly Ryan expects that they'll get a little jolt of something when they pull those white shirts with green bands over their heads in Páirc Uí Chaoimh tomorrow.
A veteran of five Munster finals - one draw and four defeats - between 1993 and 2002, the former goalkeeper envies the current players getting this opportunity on this weekend of all weekends.
"The players won't be carrying it into the match too much but when you put on that jersey, I'm sure there will be a few extra per cent out of them because of it. A tingle down the spine, for sure," he figures.
"It has to count for something. There just has to be something in it. I can't see that it couldn't. Without overplaying it, without dismissing the game, there is huge relevance."
The occasion, of course, can't play it for them. Cork won every game in Division 3, Tipperary needed last-day salvation in Leitrim to survive.
They were somewhat fortunate to survive a Munster semi-final with Limerick that went to extra-time.
Belief Yet there is always a sense in Tipperary and among its people that they can do better and will do better.
"There is an inherent belief system in Tipperary people, we believe that we can win no matter what, when or who, so I am hoping it is a very good starting point," says McCarthy.
It's that brand of belief that had the incoming chairman Barry O'Brien ambitiously setting a target at the 2008 Tipperary convention of being strong All-Ireland competitors in all grades by 2020.
"It might have felt far-fetched at the time," acknowledges Ryan. "But if you look at those years, All-Ireland minor champions in 2011, All-Ireland U-21 finalists in 2015 and All-Ireland senior semi-finalists in 2016, we've punched ahead of where we should have been. Then three years ago we could have been in Division 1 of the league."
"Right now, Barry's prediction is still standing," reflects McCarthy. "The last decade has been good to us. There was sporadic success before that, we got to Munster finals and then we won an All-Ireland junior title and a Tommy Murphy Cup. If you are coming from where we are coming from, you will take inspiration from all those little building blocks."
Ryan though feels the county doesn't always help itself to fight the fight on both fronts. Hurling still casts the longest shadow over football in the county and he is critical of the choice that dual players have to make at the age of 15, in relation to county squads.
"We are a big GAA network but football people would still be small in number," he says. "There are a lot of people who would be trying to keep football alive, keeping it going the whole time and putting a lot of effort in but sometimes you feel you are banging your head against the wall.
"At underage level, from U-15, you can't have dual players, you have to make a decision one way or another. These lads are just a few years beyond believing Santa Claus was coming to them. Now they have to make their future decision around football and hurling.
"You should be allowed to play up to U-18 and then make a decision. I see a lot of players at underage who make a decision one way or another and they're gone off every other weekend playing rugby or soccer and there is very little about it. Gaelic football and hurling could work hand in hand if it was structured properly.
"The senior football team is currently being called the South Tipperary football team. It doesn't rankle well with a few up the country but, to be fair, a lot of the work is being done in the football area, which is south. The net needs to be widened.
"Up in Thurles, there are some excellent footballers but they tend not to commit to the football as it moves along. That's a large pocket."
McCarthy has been manager of Tipperary football teams on two occasions and says he understands the draw of hurling in the county.
"We have seen some great players in the past hurl and we say more luck to them."
But then he sees someone like Colin O'Riordan, who has made a life for himself as a professional sportsman on the other side of the world, devoting his time off from that and then making an impassioned appeal to his club (Sydney Swans) to be a part of this historic occasion.
"He was a star on that minor All-Ireland final in 2011 at 15, he was always destined (to make it) and is a real competitor," he enthuses. "You can't survive in AFL unless you are that and he is that."
The reconnection they set out to make, McCarthy feels, has grown stronger as the date has neared. That's all they ever set out to do.
Now they live in hope. And they hope it can rhyme with history on this of all weekends.