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  • HISTORIC GAA TICKET WITH A DIFFERENCE MAKES 5,400

    The historic match ticket to the Bloody Sunday game. (Click on image to enlarge)

    AN historic GAA ticket with a difference sold for 5,400 at auction in Co. Clare on February 14.  The ticket to the infamous Bloody Sunday match at Croke Park in 1920 at which 14 unarmed spectators were shot dead aroused huge interest.  Bidders competed on the internet and the telephone, but it was knocked down to a buyer in the room at The Auction Rooms, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare. The game between Tipperary and Dublin became a turning point in the Anglo-Irish War. In March 2007 another ticket from the game made 7,500 in Dublin.

    Bloody Sunday at Croke Park is such a seminal part of modern Irish history that Queen Elizabeth’s trip to the stadium during her historic first visit to the Irish Republic last May is regarded as an important new act of Anglo-Irish reconciliation.

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