Headstone unveiled at grave of Daniel Carroll who died on Bloody Sunday 1920

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail unveiled a headstone to Bloody Sunday victim Daniel Carroll at Glasnevin Cemetery. Picture by RTÉ
John Monaghan

A CEREMONY has been held in Glasnevin Cemetery to remember a man who was shot dead on Bloody Sunday at Croke Park in 1920.

Daniel Carroll was one of 14 people killed in the stadium on November 21, 1920 when British forces opened fire at a crowd during a GAA match between Dublin and Tipperary.

Mr Carroll (30), who was originally from Templederry in Co Tipperary, had been living and working in Dublin as a barman in Kennedy's of Drumcondra.

He was shot in the leg and died of his wounds two days later.

His grave had been unmarked until Saturday, when his relatives unveiled a headstone at a ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery attended by GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail.

Mr Carroll's headstone is the third to be erected as part of the Bloody Sunday Graves Project to commemorate the victims.

It involves the GAA, relatives of those killed and the Glasnevin Trust.

Last November, a ceremony was held on the 95th anniversary to unveil a headstone to another victim, Jane Boyle.

In August, James Matthews was remembered with a headstone at his grave.

There are five other victims who remain in unmarked graves, and project organisers hope to commemorate them with their own headstones before the centenary of Bloody Sunday in 2020.

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