Today marks the 96th Anniversary of the terrible atrocity of November 21st 1920, when British Troops entered Croke Park and opened fire on a crowd attending a challenge football match between Dublin and Tipperary, killing 14 innocent civilians and wounding hundreds more.
The GAA have been actively working on a project to identify the final resting place of all the victims from that day to ensure that one day they are all awarded the recognition they truly deserve.
This past weekend, Uachtarán Chumann Luthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail was in attendance in Glasnevin Cemetery for the unveiling of headstone on the grave of one of the Bloody Sunday victims, 30 year old Daniel Carroll, a Tipperary native who was the bar manager at Kennedy’s of Drumcondra at the time.
At this special Ceremony, Aogán said “The GAA is a family and it is important that we look after each other.”
“The events of Bloody Sunday when people were murdered attending one of our games were tragic and traumatic.”
“We give thanks for the fact that the island of Ireland today is in a better and more peaceful place than it was in the past, but we have never forgotten nor, will we ever forget, the loss of life that occurred at Croke Park that day.”
Today we remember the victims who died in Croke Park on Sunday, November 21st 1920:
Jane Boyle (26), Lennox St, Dublin. Charge hand to a pork butcher.
James Burke (44), Windy Arbour, Dublin. Employed by Terenure Laundry.
Daniel Carroll (30), Templederry, Tipperary. Bar manager of Kennedy’s of Drumcondra.
Michael Feery (40), Gardiner Place, Dublin. Unemployed.
Mick Hogan (24), Grangemockler, Tipperary. Farmer and Tipperary footballer.
Tom Hogan (19), Tankardstown, Limerick. Mechanic.
James Matthews (38), North Cumberland Rd, Dublin. Labourer.
Patrick O’Dowd (57), Buckingham St, Dublin. Labourer.
Jerome O’Leary (10), Blessington St, Dublin. Schoolboy.
William Robinson (11), Little Britain St, Dublin. Schoolboy.
Tom Ryan (27), Glenbrien, Wexford. Labourer.
John William Scott (14), Fitzroy Ave, Dublin. Schoolboy.
James Teehan (26), Tipperary. Publican.