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Can hope and history rhyme for Tipperary football on emotional day?

Colm Keys


 

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Tipperary manager David Power talks to his players before this year’s NFL game against Cork in Thurles. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Tipperary manager David Power talks to his players before this year’s NFL game against Cork in Thurles. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Tipperary manager David Power talks to his players before this year’s NFL game against Cork in Thurles. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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.


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