100th anniversary of 1920 Bloody Sunday massacre at Croke Park

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William Robinson who was shot outside Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, November 21 1920. PA photo

By Q Radio News and PA

Events are taking place around the country today to mark 100 years since 14 people were killed at Croke Park in Dublin on the original Bloody Sunday.

On this day in 1920, British forces opened fire on the crowd attending a Gaelic football match between Dublin and Tipperary at the stadium. 

10 year old Jerome O'Leary from Dublin was the youngest of the 14 people murdered. 

Dozens more were injured. 

Earlier that Sunday morning, the IRA killed 14 people and wounded others in a series of attacks across Dublin. 

1920 Tipperary Gaelic football team, one of the teams who were playing at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, November 21

1920 Dublin Gaelic football team, one of the teams who were playing at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, November 21

14 flames will be lit on Hill 16 in Croke Park and the Taoiseach and President will lay a wreath at a special GAA ceremony in advance of the Leinster football final between Dublin and Meath.

A minute’s silence will be observed before all GAA Championship matches this weekend.

While a monologue of  '14 Voices from the Bloodied Field’ will stream on the Abbey Theatre’s social media channels throughout the day.

President Michael D Higgins says the events of Bloody Sunday still shock and challenge us a hundred years later.

He says people may reflect on the day in different ways and we must respect that and be open to different perspectives.

Meanwhile, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu will also join the commemorations. 

She said it's important we remember to remember those who died. 

In the run up to the commemorations, the GAA has been paying tribute to the 14 victims on social media. 

They were:

Jerome O’Leary, 10, from Blessington Street, Dublin

William “Perry” Robinson, 11, from Little Britain Street, Dublin

William Robinson

John William “Billy” Scott, 14, from Fitzroy Avenue, Dublin

Tom Hogan, 19, a mechanic from Tankardstown, Limerick

Joseph Traynor, 20, a labourer from Ballymount, Dublin

Michael Hogan, 24, a farmer and Tipperary footballer from Grangemockler

James Teehan, 26, a publican from Tipperary

Tom Ryan, 27, a gas company worker from Glenbrien, Wexford

Jane Boyle, 29, a butcher’s shop assistant from Lennox Street, Dublin

Daniel Carroll, 30, a bar manager from Templederry, Tipperary

James Matthews, 38, a labourer from North Cumberland Street, Dublin

Michael Feery, 40, unemployed, from Gardiner Place, Dublin

James Burke, 44, originally from Tipperary, a van driver from Windy Arbour, Dublin

Patrick O’Dowd, 57, originally from Meath, a labourer from Buckingham Street, Dublin

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