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Echoes Of Bloody Sunday Abound In All-Ireland Football Tourney

This weekend marked the 100th anniversary of the day British armed forces showed up at Croke Park in Dublin as a Gaelic football game was taking place, and turned their guns on fans and players. The massacre, forever known as Bloody Sunday, got the world to pay attention to the atrocities England had been committing […]

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Supporters arrive outside Croke Park for the GAA All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final replay match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, on October 1, 2016. Photo: Karl Burke/AFP. The biggest crowd in Europe on Saturday will not be watching detached professionals kissing the badge of their latest football team, but at the All-Ireland Gaelic football final. Two amateur teams, Dublin and Mayo, will attempt to win the coveted All-Ireland trophy for Gaelic football in a replay following a rare draw two weeks ago. / AFP / Karl Burke (Photo credit should read KARL BURKE/AFP via Getty Images)
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