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GAA Oral History Series – Michael Hogan

March 7th, 2021 | By Jonathan Cullen

Next up in our GAA oral history series is Michael Hogan, the nephew of the late Michael Hogan, Tipperary footballer shot dead in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, 1920.

He speaks about growing up in Grangemockler and the role that Gaelic football played in the area. He describes following the Tipperary football team, as well as the hurling team, and discusses travelling to matches. He also mentions listening to matches on the radio. Michael speaks about the death of his uncle, revealing what he has heard from relations about the day itself and the funeral afterwards. He discusses the naming of the Hogan Stand in Croke Park after his uncle, and local monuments that are also dedicated to him. He recalls great Tipperary teams of the past, and recollects matches he has attended. He compares the game of hurling in his younger days to the modern version of the game. He recalls the social life in the Grangemockler area in his younger days, and mentions the role that Macra na Feirme played. Michael recalls stories he has heard from relations regarding the War of Independence and Civil War in the area, and also speaks about the decision to open up Croke Park to other sports.
You can listen to the full interview by clicking on the following link – https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/oral-history/michael-hogan/

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