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Minor footballers to be honoured in home village of Michael Hogan

Aileen Hahesy

Aileen Hahesy

The All-Ireland winning Tipperary Minor Football team is to be accorded a civic reception by South Tipperary Co. Council in Grangemockler to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the death of Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan in the Blood Sunday massacre at Croke Park.

News of the Council’s plan to honour the newly crowned All-Ireland champions was announced at South Tipperary Co. Council’s monthly meeting last week.

Council Chairman Cllr Michael Fitzgerald told the meeting it was proposed to hold the civic reception in Grangemockler as this was the 90th anniversary of the murder of Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan on Bloody Sunday in 1921.

“The date of the anniversary is November 18 and we will try to organise something as near to that date as possible,” he said.

North Tipperary Co. Council is also planning to honour the victorious minor team and other youth teams in north Tipperary with a civic reception.

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