Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

The Old Cinema,
Chatsworth Street,
Castlecomer,
Co. Killkenny,
R95 XV05,
Ireland.

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Lot 602/7025

Estimate: €8000-12000

Unique Memento of “Bloody Sunday” 1920
Tipperary V. Dublin: An original laced leather Football, said to have been used at Croke Park during the memorable Football Challenge/Match between Tipperary and Dublin on 21st November, 1920 at which Black & Tan soldiers opened fire on the crowd with automatic weapons, killing thirteen people, including a Tipperary player, Michael Hogan. Now mounted in a custom made display case.
Provenance: Jim Loughran attended the great challenge match on November 21st 1920, aka “Bloody Sunday” along with his son Jack Loughran. As they escaped the young Jack grabbed the ball, unaware of the danger that was unfolding as the Black and Tans opened fire.
Jack Loughran left all his G.A.A and other historical Memorabilia to his brother-in-law Tommy O’Dowd Snr.., who died some ten years ago.
By descent to the present owner Tommy o’Dowd Jnr.
Note: The famous Jack “Joey” Loughran played on the 1930’s Meath County Team against Kildare on All Ireland day, ten years later after the infamous “Bloody Sunday Match” which he attended with his father.
With a letter of provenance from the vendor.

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