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Lot 601/7025

Estimate: €8000-10000

Rare “Bloody Sunday” 1920
G.A.A. Original Ticket –
Cumann na gcleas Luith n Gaedhealach (Gaelic Athletic Association) Great Challenge Match (Football) Tipperary V. Dublin at Croke Park, on Sunday November 21, 1920. Match at 2.45p.m. Admission 1/- An extremely rare original admission ticket for that remarkable occasion on that fateful day, 7.5 x 11cm, mounted with a reproduction of a card listing the thirteen people killed when British soldiers opened fire at Croke Park (or who died from their wounds within the following week.)

* A memento of a turning point in the Anglo-Irish War; the British attack on unarmed spectators at Croke Park, followed the raids early that morning by Michael Collins’ men on British secret service agents in Dublin in which 14 officers were shot dead. One of the rarest and most sought after of G.A.A memorabilia. (1)

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