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RIP Bloody Sunday victim Joseph Traynor remembered in Dublin

Twenty year-old Joe was from Ballymount, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, when he attended Croke Park on 21 November 1920 for the Dublin – Tipperary challenge match being held that Sunday afternoon.

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A wreath laid in memory of Joseph Traynor

A wreath laid in memory of Joseph Traynor

A wreath laid in memory of Joseph Traynor

The niece and nephew of Joseph Traynor (20) who was shot in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday 100 years ago have laid a wreath at the scene of his death. 

North Inner City Councillor Nial Ring met with Traynor's niece Maura Murphy-Gibson and his nephew Michael Nelson at Sackville Avenue this morning, where a plaque marks where a new roadway will be named Joseph Traynor Way.

A badly injured Joseph Traynor was taken by his grandfather and his brothers to the Ring family home on Sackville Gardens where he lay bleeding to death.

Three of the Ring brothers were subsequently arrested for this act of goodness and were interned in Ballykinlar Internment camp for over a year.

At 3.30pm - the time when the firing started - the 1916 Relatives Association will lay a wreath at Russell St Bridge which will be renamed Bloody Sunday Bridge following Nial Ring's motion to DCC.

Joe Traynor was one of the 14 victims of the shootings in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, one hundred years ago today.

Twenty year-old Joe was from Ballymount, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, when he attended Croke Park on 21 November 1920 for the Dublin – Tipperary challenge match being held that Sunday afternoon.

When the shooting broke out, Joe tried to flee to safety over the wall at the Canal end of the park, but was shot twice in the back trying to do so, and fell to the pathway behind the park.

Joseph and Christopher Ring from adjacent Sackville Gardens carried Joe into their house, but he was unconscious and bleeding profusely.

The brothers summoned an ambulance, and for fear of reprisal from the Black and Tans who were searching for “escapees”, carried Joe through Love Lane at the rear of their house into Sackville Avenue.

Joe was taken to Jervis Street Hospital where he died about an hour later.

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