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    History of Ireland V England in Croker

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    Bloody Sunday had its origins in the Irish War of Independence, which followed the formation of a unilaterally declared Irish Republic and its parliament, Dáil Éireann. The army of the republic, the Irish Republican Army waged a guerrilla war against the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), its auxiliary organisations and the British army, who were tasked with suppressing Irish separatism.


    In response to IRA actions, the British Government formed paramilitary forces to augment the RIC, the Black and Tans (a nickname arising from their mixture of uniforms), and the Auxiliary Division (generally known as the Auxiliaries or Auxies). The behaviour of both groups immediately became controversial (one major critic was King George V) for their brutality and violence towards not just IRA suspects and prisoners but Irish people in general. In Dublin, the war largely took the form of assassinations and reprisals on either side.


    The events on the morning of the 21st of November were an effort by the IRA in Dublin, under Michael Collins and Richard Mulcahy to wipe out the British intelligence organisation in the city. It was the Auxiliaries that were responsible for the British reprisals on the afternoon of Bloody Sunday.


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    Since 1919, Irish Finance Minister, head of the secretive Irish Republican Brotherhood and IRA Chief of Intelligence Michael Collins had operated a clandestine "Squad" of IRA members in Dublin, which was used to assassinate RIC
    Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

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    So are we predicting a score of 14-0 or 19-16?
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      #3
      f**ks sake I am looking for an independant view [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]
      Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

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        "The British Brigadier Frank Crozier, technically in command that day, later resigned over what he believed was the official condoning of the unjustified actions of the Auxiliaries in Croke Park. One of his officers told him that, "Black and Tans fired into the crowd without any provocation whatsoever"<SUP id=_ref-17 ="reference">[18]</SUP>."





        Even the hated Brits had more ethics than Tony Killeen has - Crozier didn't blame his staff, he walked.
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          I am bringing my shotgun to Croker. I've had enough. After this long.
          Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

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            Originally posted by Harry
            I am bringing my shotgun to Croker. I've had enough. After this long.

            Don't end it all Harry - your son needs you.
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              no this is it [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]
              Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

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                And what about the French?
                Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by McCloud


                  And what about the French?





                  Doesn't matter to Harry - if they ain't from Cork, they're all Brits.
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                    #10
                    true
                    Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

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                      #11
                      Well I'm fom Cork and I'm worried about the French in a small way..
                      Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                        Unless the weather is cat, (or we get another dud ref. like Beaker) the French will hammer us.
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                          As I said worried in a small way
                          Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by McCloud


                            And what about the French?


                            Feck em, they are landing at Kinsale and Westport, we will be waiting for weeks before they get to Croker.
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                              [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]
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