Sent to all clubs from the GAA Communications Dept.
This Saturday marks 100 years since the killings in Croke Park on Bloody
Sunday. We have a schedule of commemorative events running over the coming
days that we hope you will engage with.
*B100dy Sunday – A Candle at Dusk*
As we cannot gather to commemorate the lives lost on Bloody Sunday, we are
calling on the GAA Community to do so from afar. We are asking all our
Units, members, and supporters to light a candle at dusk this Saturday
evening, 21 November. Attached to this mail is a video explaining this
small but poignant request. We would ask you to share the video on social
media, with your wider Club membership lists, and through your own direct
You can also tag your commemorative moments and actions in the coming days
*Croke Park 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
*14 Voices from the Bloodied Field*
To commemorate the centenary of Bloody Sunday, we have partnered with the
Abbey Theatre on *14 Voices from the Bloodied Field. 14 Voices *is a series
of 14 new theatrical works, one for each of the victims, that will be
performed live from Croke Park on Friday 20th November at 7pm. It will be
streamed live on the Abbey Theatre and GAA social channels. See
More information on Bloody Sunday and its victims can be found on
*GAA Communications Dept.*
*Rannóg Cumarsáide CLG / GAA Communications Dept.*
*Gutháin / Tel : +353 (01) 865 8659*
*CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 /*
*GAA, Croke Park, Dublin*