"in Croke Park"
Hogan Stand in Croke Park
Public DomainHogan Stand in Croke Park - Credit: Tolivero
Croke Park, Dublin is the largest sports stadium in Ireland and home to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Ireland's biggest sporting organisation. During the Irish War of Independence, on 21 November, 1920, whilst a gaelic football match between Dublin and Tipperary was being played, the Auxiliary Division entered the ground and opened fire. The dead included 11 spectators and Michael Hogan, captain of the Tipperary team. These shootings were a reprisal for the earlier assassination of the Cairo Gang by Michael Collins' rebels that morning.