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Headstone unveiling for boy killed in Bloody Sunday

The GAA will hold a ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin tomorrow (Wednesday) to mark the grave of one of the victims of Bloody Sunday, killed at Croke Park on November 21, 1920.

John William Scott was aged 14 when he suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest while attending the Dublin-Tipperary football match which was attacked by Crown Forces and resulted in the deaths of 14 people.

From Fitzroy Avenue in the shadow of the stadium, John William Scott was one of three children killed in the tragedy and has, until now, been among eight of the victims to be without formal recognition at their final resting place.

Uachtar├ín CLG John Horan will unveil a monument on his grave in Glasnevin Cemetery tomorrow as part of the GAA’s Bloody Sunday Graves Project which has been identifying the graves of those killed.

The ceremony will take place at 12.30pm.

It will be the fourth grave out of the eight to have been acknowledged with plans in place to honour the four remaining victims in unmarked graves between now and the Centenary of Bloody Sunday in 2020.

Flags at Croke Park will fly at half-mast and the names of those killed will be displayed on the stadium screens to coincide with when the first shots were fired at the crowd and players.

The GAA wishes to acknowledge the support of George McCullough and the Glasnevin Trust and also the journalist and author of The Bloodied Field Michael Foley for their assistance with the Graves Project.