Thursday, May 30, 2024

Bloody Sunday – The Kilbeggan connection

One local man was an umpire at the match between Dublin and Tipperary in Croke Park

The GAA commemorated the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday last Saturday, November 21 and there was an interesting Westmeath link to that fateful day.

Thomas (Tommy) Whelehan was an umpire at the match between Dublin and Tipperary in Croke Park when the Crown Forces opened fire, killing 14 people, including Tipp footballer Michael Hogan, after whom the Hogan Stand is named.

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