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- DescriptionOn the morning of 21 November 1920, Jane Boyle walked to Sunday Mass in the church where she would be married five days later. That afteron she went with her fiance to watch Tipperary and Dublin play a Gaelic football match at Croke Park. Across the city fourteen men lay dead in their beds after a synchronised IRA attack designed to cripple British intelligence services in Ireland. Trucks of police and military rumbled through the city streets as hundreds of people clamoured at the metal gates of Dublin Castle seeking refuge. Some of them were headed for Croke Park. Award-winning journalist and author Michael Foley recounts the extraordinary story of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park and the 90 seconds of shooting that changed Ireland forever. In a deeply intimate portrait he tells for the first time the stories of those killed, the police and military personnel who were in Croke Park that day, and the families left shattered in its aftermath, all against the backdrop of a fierce conflict that stretched from the streets of Dublin and the hedgerows of Tipperary to the halls of Westminster.
- Author BiographyOriginally from Killavullen, Co Cork, Michael Foley has written Kings of September, winner of the 2007 BoyleSports Irish Sportsbook of the year. He also ghostwrote Harte: Presence Is the Only Thing, the autobiography of Tyrone gaelic football manager Mickey Harte, shortlisted for the 2009 William Hill Irish Sportsbook of the Year. Winner of the GAA's McNamee Award in 2008 and shortlisted for Sports Journalist of the Year in 2003, he is acting sports editor and GAA correspondent for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times. This is his third book. He currently resides in Macroom, Co Cork.
- PrizesWinner of Gaelic Athletic Association Best GAA Publication 2015.
- Author(s)Michael Foley
- PublisherO'Brien Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/06/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationDublin
- Country of PublicationIreland
- First Published2014
- ImprintO'Brien Press Ltd
- Content Note13 black & white halftones
- Weight225 g
- Width130 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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