Bloody Sunday is an iconic milestone in the history of the Irish War of Independence and of the GAA.
It is a complicated story of 16 assassinations in the morning, mainly of British intelligence officers in Dublin, followed by the shooting of 14 men, women and children in and around Croke Park at a challenge match between Tipperary and Dublin.
The one player who died was Michael Hogan, a 24-year-old Tipperary farmer who was playing in the full back line and died in the shadow of Hill 16.
In what can only be seen as a simple twist of fate, his Grand Niece Julianne McKeigue is the Events and Education Manager at the GAA Museum underneath the Hogan stand named after him.
Today’s first of a five-part special commemorating Bloody Sunday is an interview with her on her memories and on the special exhibition mounted to remember the events of that day.
Thursday: Remembering the 14 Victims
Friday: The Legacy of Memory with Cian Murphy
Saturday: The Commemoration from Croke Park 100 Years On
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