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    Default 95th anniversary Bloody Sunday Dublin.

    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

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    nice post ,deserves a bump or whatever the 2015 equivalent is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmite View Post
    nice post ,deserves a bump or whatever the 2015 equivalent is.
    Careful dude, people might think you are a 'sock'.
    Posts that need bumping are probably weak posts.
    Who makes a big deal out of 95th anniversaries?
    Come back when it is a centenary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Alda View Post
    Careful dude, people might think you are a 'sock'.
    Posts that need bumping are probably weak posts.
    probably isnt a reason,not to.

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    An interesting article by Anne Dolan from The Historical Journal, 49, 3 (2006), pp789-810, which deals with aspects of the psychological legacy of the operations of the morning of Bloody Sunday 1920, as experienced by some of the men who took part in it:


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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
    That week started in Bloody Sunday - British Intelligence's elite squad in Dublin wiped out & a week later culminated in the successful Kilmichael Ambush. Where the supposed cream of the crown forces were wiped out - an Auxiliary patrol (all ex officers).

    The British government knew then they were fighting a determined army of a democratically elected government. It wasn't the rabble & corner boys that their propaganda had made out.

    There's a special commemoration of Bloody Sunday before the international rules starts tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Ronayne View Post
    An interesting article by Anne Dolan from The Historical Journal, 49, 3 (2006), pp789-810, which deals with aspects of the psychological legacy of the operations of the morning of Bloody Sunday 1920, as experienced by some of the men who took part in it:

    To the bone stuff that dissertation ! Aside from whether the facts are disputable or not in some cases due to differing accounts some on this site would do well to absorb the horror of violence , killing and the effects of war . Too many are ready to adopt the attitude that it's all just a simple process of right and wrong . Terrible times .

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    At 3.15 on 21st of November 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. Shots are fired at players and the crowd. 14 civilians are killed.
    More here:
    https://www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMu...type=3&theater

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    On the morning of 21 November 1920, Jane Boyle walked to Sunday Mass in the church where she would be married five days later. That afternoon she went with her fiance to watch Tipperary and Dublin play a Gaelic football match at Croke Park. Across the city fourteen men lay dead in their beds after a synchronised IRA attack designed to cripple British intelligence services in Ireland. Trucks of police and military rumbled through the city streets as hundreds of people clamoured at the metal gates of Dublin Castle seeking refuge. Some of them were headed for Croke Park. Award-winning journalist and author Michael Foley recounts the extraordinary story of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park and the 90 seconds of shooting that changed Ireland forever. In a deeply intimate portrait he tells for the first time the stories of those killed, the police and military personnel who were in Croke Park that day, and the families left shattered in its aftermath, all against the backdrop of a fierce conflict that stretched from the streets of Dublin and the hedgerows of Tipperary to the halls of Westminster.

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    It should be noted that this wasn't the only atrocity at a sporting event that year.

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