Michael Hogan (Gaelic footballer)
|Irish name||Mícheál Ó hÓgáin|
|Position||Right Full Back|
|Died||21 November 1920|
Hogan took part in a challenge match between Tipperary and Dublin at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, November 21, 1920. The day before, he travelled on the train with the other members of the team. A number of the players, including Hogan, became involved in a fight with soldiers from the Lincolnshire Regiment before throwing them from the train. On arrival at (Kingsbridge) Heuston Station, they quickly went their separate ways anticipating arrest. Michael and Thomas Ryan, the two IRA members on the team, decided to stay at Philip Shanahan's pub in Monto that night, rather than Barry's Hotel as planned. There they learned that 'there was a 'big job coming off' the following day, but were unaware of the details. The following morning, Phil Shanahan informed them of the shooting of British agents. Ryan claims that Dan Breen advised them it would be better not to attend the match, but to return instead to Tipperary . During the match, police entered the Park and opened fire on the crowd. Hogan was one of the 14 people killed. Tom Ryan, a young spectator from Wexford, entered the pitch to pray beside the dying Hogan and was also fatally shot. Another player, Jim Egan, was wounded, but survived.
Hogan's name was given posthumously to the Hogan Stand at Croke Park, built in 1924.
- Ryan, Thomas, Lt. Col., One Man's Flying Column; Tipperary Historical Journal; 1991
- "Bloody Sunday 90th anniversary commemorated". South Tipp Today. 01-12-2010. Retrieved 04-07-2012.
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