Exciting Events Announced by the Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee

This evening in The President’s Room in Semple Stadium, the Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee announced exciting upcoming events

The Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee. Back Row L-R: Pat Bracken, Colm O’Flaherty, Stephen Gleeson, JJ Crowley, John Flannery. Front Row L-R: Enda O’Sullivan, Seamus McCarthy, Tim Hanly, Michael Power


This evening in the President’s Room in Semple Stadium the Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee announced their plans for 2020.

“Bloody Sunday, A Bitter Legacy or a Legacy of Bitterness?”

The first of their lecture series takes place on March 2nd, at 8pm in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh as historian John Flannery will host a talk entitled “Bloody Sunday, A Bitter Legacy or a Legacy of Bitterness?” This event, in conjunction with the Ormond Historical Society and Nenagh 800, promises to be an entertaining, educational and insightful talk which will discuss the events surrounding that awful day and the long-lasting effects which can be felt to the present day.


Cultural Event – An Dúshlán

On March 27th and 28th, at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre in Cashel, in association with Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann, Tipperary GAA will host a stage production featuring an evening of music, song and dance entitled An Dúshlán, remembering the events of Bloody Sunday. Tickets for this specially commissioned event are expected to sell out very quickly so early booking is advised.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://www.bruboru.ie/whats-on/bru-boru-events/





Bloody Sunday Jersey

Another announcement tonight was the news of the official Tipperary Bloody Sunday jersey which will go on sale in a few weeks’ time. This jersey will be worn by the Tipperary footballers in the commemorative match against Dublin which will take place on the anniversary on November 21st this year in Croke Park. The footballers will wear the jersey during the 2021 Allianz National Football League and will become an alternative jersey should there be a clash of colours. It will also become the goalkeepers’ jersey in 2021. The iconic Blue and Gold jersey, from 2021, will feature an image of Michael Hogan.

Other Events

On April 28th, at 7.30pm, in ‘The Source’ Thurles author Paul Rouse, Professor in UCD, who has written extensively on the history of Irish sport, will continue with our lecture series relating to Bloody Sunday.


From May to September 2020 a series of commemorations will take place across the season at the gravesides of the panel of players who played a role on Bloody Sunday. We will remember them and lay a wreath by their graveside. More dates and details will be on the the ‘Tipperary GAA’ official website, the ‘Friends of Tipperary football’ website and on local media platforms closer to the time.


On October 21st, at 7.30pm,  as the centenary date approaches, Michael Foley author of “The Bloodied Field”, will host a lecture in Fethard about the events and time Bloody Sunday took place.


On November 7th, at 19:30, a Memorial Mass celebrated by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, relating to ‘Bloody Sunday’ will take place at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles.


On November 21st, in the evening time, a football game to commemorate the challenge match between Tipp and Dublin one hundred years before will take place in Croke Park, Dublin.


On November 22nd 2020 in Grangemockler, Bloody Sunday, and those of the time, will be remembered.


Join the Friends of Tipperary Football

A membership card with the Bloody Sunday Tipperary team will be issued to all new members of the Friends

2020 membership of the Friends of Tipperary Football is now open and all members will receive an exclusive Bloody Sunday membership card as we remember those who lost their lives on that terrible day in Croke Park.

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