GAA asks for grounds to be lit up to mark Bloody Sunday

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Gaa Asks For Grounds To Be Lit Up To Mark Bloody Sunday
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
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Muireann Duffy

The GAA is asking for grounds around the country to be lit up to mark the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

This Saturday, November 21st, club and county pitches are asked to turn on their floodlights as the GAA remembers the 14 people killed in Croke Park on November 21st, 1920.

The lights will be switched on between 7.20pm and 8.20pm to make the anniversary of one of the GAA's darkest days, when British forces stormed a football match between Dublin and Tipperary.

The GAA has been planning the anniversary of Bloody Sunday for many years, including the graves project which began in 2015.

The project saw the association partner with surviving relatives of the victims, the Glasnevin Trust and author of 'The Bloodied Field' Michael Foley to ensure each victim was buried in a marked grave.

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Seven of the Bloody Sunday victims had been laid to rest in unmarked graves, but as of last year, each had been verified and marked with a headstone.

In addition to asking GAA grounds to lit up, the Tipperary footballers will also mark the anniversary by wearing a replica white and green jersey, as was worn by the Tipperary players against Dublin in 1920.

Tipperary face Cork in the Munster final on Sunday, with the match being played in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 1.30pm with the match being shown on RTÉ.

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