1972 in Northern Ireland

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Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Pentathlon: Mary Peters becomes the first Irish woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Football[edit]

Winners: Glentoran
Winners: Coleraine 2 - 1 Portadown

Motorcycling[edit]

Snooker[edit]

  • Alex Higgins wins the World Professional Snooker Championship.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamill, Desmond (1985). Pig in the Middle: The Army in Northern Ireland, 1969-1984. London: Methuen. p. 95. ISBN 0413508005. 
  2. ^ [citation needed]
  3. ^ a b c "Larkspirit Irish History". [dead link]
  4. ^ "1972: 'Bloody Sunday' report excuses Army". On This Day. BBC. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  5. ^ "1972: Official IRA declares ceasefire". On This Day. BBC. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  6. ^ "1972: Protestant march ends in battle". On This Day. BBC. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  7. ^ CAIN: Chronology of the Conflict - 1972
  8. ^ "Claudy bomb: conspiracy allowed IRA priest to go free". BBC News Northern Ireland. 2010-08-24. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  9. ^ "A Chronology of the Conflict - 1979". Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN). Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Edwards, Aaron (2011). The Northern Ireland Troubles: Operation Banner 1969-2007. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. pp. 40–44,88. ISBN 978-1-84908-525-0.