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Irish wolfhounds, armed Volunteers and inter-county GAA stars gather in Croke Park

It’s all part of the GAA’s 1916 Commemorative Event which takes place on 24 April.

A PAIR OF Irish wolfhounds, a couple of armed Irish Volunteers and an inter-county GAA duo.

It all made for an unusual line-up for photographers in Croke Park this morning.

Clare hurler Tony Kelly and Kildare footballer Niall Kelly were joined by the eclectic mix of characters as part of the launch for the GAA’s national 1916 commemorative event which takes place on Sunday 24 April.

In the aftermath of the Division 1 and 2 Allianz football league finals, a show will take place at GAA headquarters.

There will be a fireworks display, the reading of the proclamation by 32 children from the 32 counties and a concluding procession 2,016 people from different parts of Irish society.

Here’s some pictures from today’s launch featuring Clare’s Tony Kelly, Kildare’s Niall Kelly, wolfhound handler Tony Dunne, Irish Volunteers Adam Cahill and William Northey, GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaíl  and Artistic Director Ruán Magan.

Irish wolfhounds, armed Volunteers and inter-county GAA stars gather in Croke Park
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  • Adam Cahill, Niall Kelly, Tony Kelly and William Northey

    Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
  • Niall Kelly, Tony Dunne and Tony Kelly

    Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
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  • Adam Cahill, Niall Kelly, Andrew McClay, Tony Kelly and William Northey

    Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
  • Niall Kelly, Tony Dunne and Tony Kelly

    Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The GAA is calling on all of its clubs and members of the public to get involved in an event being produced in conjunction with Tyrone Productions and will be directed by Ruán Magan.

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