A ticket for a GAA football game which ended in tragedy in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday in 1920 sold for just over $7,000 at an auction recently.
A rare piece of history from the Irish War of Independence, the ticket remained in the pages of a book at a family home in Co. Clare before they brought it to a local auctioneer.
On the morning of November 21, 1920, IRA gunmen murdered 14 British intelligence officers and other members of the Crown forces. Many of whom were considered to be the backbone of the British intelligence system in the city.
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Later that afternoon, British police and soldiers attended a match in Croke Park between Tipperary and Dublin, which was a fundraiser for republican prisoners, where they shot dead 14 people, including Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan.
The auction attracted both Internet and phone bidders with a winning bid of €5,400 ($7,055).
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