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.
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.