Limerick GAA To Stream Historical Commemoration of Limerick’s Murdered Mayors

The Liam McCarthy Cup was first made available to the GAA as the trophy for the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1921 with Limerick being the first team to claim the new piece of silverware.

Limerick’s on-field success that year was marred by violence as the then sitting mayor George Clancy and former mayor Michael O’Callaghan were murdered by British Auxiliaries during the War of Independence.

100 years removed from the tragedy, Limerick GAA will commemorate those on the anniversary of the event by hosting an Evening of History in partnership with Limerick City and County Council on March 7th, the date on which the murders occurred.

A compelling panel of speakers will discuss what occurred that night including, Professor Gearoid Ó Tuaithaigh, Dr Brian Murphy, Sharon Slater and Thomas Toomey with Mark Foley to chair the event.

Afterwards, Limerick secretary Mike O’Riordan will unveil a special edition 2021 commemorate jersey. The event will be streamed live on Limerick GAA TV Facebook page on March 7th, free of charge.

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