GAA reveal plans for their 1916 Commemoration at Croke Park

Event will take place on Sunday, April 24th

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The Tricolour flies over Croke Park in Dublin | Image via @ireland2016 on Twitter

The GAA have revealed their plans to commemorate the 1916 Rising at Croke Park.

The Association's national 1916 Commemorative Event will take place on Sunday, April 24th after the Division One and Two Allianz Football League finals.

Highlight the role of Gaelic games and the GAA in the story of Ireland from beginning to present day, it will feature a theatrical production and will also be directed by Ruán Magan.

“Our show, 'LAOCHRA - The GAA Commemorates 1916' will celebrate the broadest community of people who have participated in the GAA movement during the century since the Rising while acknowledging the great, rich wealth of Irish culture through the ages," said Magan.

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail has called on all members to attend the event at GAA HQ.

"This is a very special day for Cumann Lúthchleas Gael and we would urge all of our members and indeed supporters to join us at Croke Park for what should be a day to remember on the anniversary of the Rising 100 years to the day of this seismic event in Irish history," said Ó Fearghail.

"It is an opportunity for the wider membership of the Association to come together to acknowledge what is a day of national significance and we are pleased to host such an event at Croke Park."