This Saturday marks 100 years since the killings in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday. The GAA have a schedule of commemorative events running over the coming days to remember the lives lost on that terrible day
B100dy Sunday – A Candle at Dusk
As we cannot gather to commemorate the lives lost on Bloody Sunday, the GAA are calling on our community to do so from afar. They are asking all units, members, and supporters to light a candle at dusk this Saturday evening, November 21.
Furthermore, in memory of those who lost their lives, we will light up our club grounds from 7.20pm to 8pm.
You can tag your commemorative moments and actions in the coming days with #B100dySunday.
Croke Park Bloody Sunday Commemoration
On Saturday evening the GAA will stage a special remembrance ceremony to honour the 14 victims killed at Croke Park by Crown Forces on Bloody Sunday, November 21, 1920. They will be remembered in a ceremony that will coincide with the lighting of 14 flames in a dedicated area of Hill 16 and a corresponding pillar of light dedicated to each of those who died.
Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan and Uachtarán CLG John Horan will lay wreaths on the spot where Tipperary corner back Michael Hogan was fatally shot that day, an area of the field in front of Gate 43 at the northern end of the stadium. They will be joined by Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins and An Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Colm Mac Con Iomaire will perform live his specially commissioned piece of music, More Than A Game.
The ceremony will be broadcast live by RTÉ from 6pm, ahead of the Leinster GAA Football Final. A commemorative programme can be purchased here.