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Documentary On One: 100 Years, 100 Miles

On November 21st 1920, as Tipperary played Dublin in a challenge match in Croke Park, British forces stormed the stadium, killing 14 people and wounding dozens more. It was a day that became known as 'Bloody Sunday'. Gus McCarthy was one of the Tipperary players who played that day. Together with his Tipperary team mates, Gus had travelled the 100 miles from his home in Fethard in Co. Tipperary to Croke Park for the match. 100 years after Bloody Sunday, in 2020, Gus' grandnephew Vincent Murphy sets out on that same journey. A 100 mile cycle from Fethard to Croke Park. It's a way of Vincent commemorating his Grand Uncle and all those who lost their lives in Bloody Sunday, whilst also exploring his Grand Uncle's involvement in Bloody Sunday. Narrated by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.



Title
Documentary On One: 100 Years, 100 Miles
Entry Category
Radio Sports
Produced By
Documentary On One RTÉ Radio 1
Producer
Vincent Murphy and Tim Desmond
Directed By
Vincent Murphy and Tim Desmond
Writer
Vincent Murphy and Tim Desmond
Broadcaster
RTÉ Radio 1