After tomorrow there will be 100 days to go until the 100th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday when 14 people including Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan were shot dead in Croke Park Dublin.
( Tipperary 1920 Football Team in the Bloody Sunday Jersey )
Michael ‘Mick Hogan’ was 21 and from Grangemockler, County Tipperary.
On November 21st 1920 Tipperary and Dublin began playing a challenge match at 3.15 pm, some 30 minutes later than scheduled. By 3.25 pm shots began ringing out, within minutes 14 people lay dead from gunshot wounds. Many, many more were wounded from the resulting stampede to escape.
Soon after the atrocity a military court found that “the fire of the RIC was carried out without orders and exceeded the demands of the situation”
This information was suppressed by the British Government for 80 years until the year 2000.
In 2019 Kieran Bergin Sports was the first company to conceive and bring to the market a replica of the Tipperary Jersey worn on that fateful day. That jersey can be bought in-store in Clonmel or online at: Tipperary Bloody Sunday Jersey
The cost of the Jersey is €20 for kids and €25 for adults with 10% of any profit going to local Tipperary Charities.