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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    On Sunday 21st November 1921 British military attacked the crowd watching the Dublin-Tipperary football match at Croke Park. The GAA will be commemorating the tragic event before the Ireland-Australia mixed rules game. And the only woman murdered that day will have a headstone erected at Glasnevin cemetery.

    This was the second of four ‘Bloody Sundays’ inflicted on Ireland during the 20th century.

    Four Bloody Sundays | The Irish Story



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    ISIS would be proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    It should be noted that this wasn't the only atrocity at a sporting event that year.

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    That was in 1921

    - Bloody Sunday was in 1920
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    That was in 1921

    - Bloody Sunday was in 1920
    You are indeed correct. My thanks for the correction.

    The Trinity College shootings were an odd event. It could be said that the nature of one of the sides in the match made that side a legit target, but one of the gunmen involved by his account reveals that they didn't have a clue what what going on. He stated that he turned up at the start of play, when what was happening was that play was being stopped on the second day for tea. It's the nature of cricket that unless the players are wearing sweaters (unlikely given the weather on the day) you can't distinguish one side from the other. Caps might help, but unless they're markedly different in colour, there is no way to tell who is who from a distance unless you are aware of which team is batting. That knowledge is easy to obtain, but if your knowledge of the game is such that you don't realise that a scheduled stoppage is happening, then I doubt the gunmen had bothered obtaining it.

    In other words, it was all very indiscriminate. In the event, a female spectator was shot dead and another injured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    You are indeed correct. My thanks for the correction.

    The Trinity College shootings were an odd event. It could be said that the nature of one of the sides in the match made that side a legit target, but one of the gunmen involved by his account reveals that they didn't have a clue what what going on. He stated that he turned up at the start of play, when what was happening was that play was being stopped on the second day for tea. It's the nature of cricket that unless the players are wearing sweaters (unlikely given the weather on the day) you can't distinguish one side from the other. Caps might help, but unless they're markedly different in colour, there is no way to tell who is who from a distance unless you are aware of which team is batting. That knowledge is easy to obtain, but if your knowledge of the game is such that you don't realise that a scheduled stoppage is happening, then I doubt the gunmen had bothered obtaining it.

    In other words, it was all very indiscriminate. In the event, a female spectator was shot dead and another injured.
    A tennis party ended rather badly at Ballyturin House, Gort, County Galway in May 1921. A woman featured among the fatalities on that occasion too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    Yet again Durney is inaccurate with his casualty figures. What is wrong with this man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swords Hoopster View Post
    Yet again Durney is inaccurate with his casualty figures. What is wrong with this man?
    If you're going to complain about accuracy, you should really start by getting the guy's name right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    On Sunday 21st November 1921 British military attacked the crowd watching the Dublin-Tipperary football match at Croke Park. The GAA will be commemorating the tragic event before the Ireland-Australia mixed rules game. And the only woman murdered that day will have a headstone erected at Glasnevin cemetery.

    This was the second of four ‘Bloody Sundays’ inflicted on Ireland during the 20th century.

    Four Bloody Sundays | The Irish Story

    https://www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum/...y-sunday,-1920
    Was a standard tactic throughout the 20th century, in truth. Get hit. Don't know where to hit back. Hit civilians.
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    Croke Park's Bloody Sunday lasted for over two hours . Members of both teams were lined up before a firing squad and faced it for nearly two hours before the Auxilaries/RIC left.
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    Cult of victimhood. ..revelling in the glow afforded from oppression of others

    Diseased and dangerous nutters

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevekeller View Post
    Also 41 st anniversary of the Birmingham bombings where the Provisional IRA deliberately targeted decent working class people out for a few drinks in Birmingham city centre including a number of sons and daughters of Irish emigrants
    Whataboutery at it's finest.

    What is it about west Brits that a mention of historical facts has them reaching for an equivalent IRA atrocity?
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