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In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker

The British monarch made a poignant visit to Jones’ Rd this afternoon where she met intercounty players, toured the grounds and walked out on the famous sod.

BRITAIN’S QUEEN ELIZABETH II made an historic stop at GAA headquarters, Croke Park this afternoon.

The visiting monarch met local children in county colours, toured the state-of-the-art facility and took in a video presentation on the Association’s history while sitting on the hallowed turf.

On the ground where 14 civilians were killed by British forces on Bloody Sunday in 1920, the Queen enjoyed a 50-minute tour of the Jones’ Rd facility, a visit which for many years would have been unthinkable.

Pictures from Inpho, Press Association, Maxwells and Twitter:

In pictures: Queen Elizabeth visits Croker
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    Local schoolkids in county colours wait outside the stadium for the special guest's arrival. (Pic: @JustinMcTDFM)
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    Protesters wait near the stadium. (pic @skynewshack)
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    Queen Elizabeth II on her way into the famous stadium.Source: Maxwells Dublin
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    Queen Elizabeth II pictured with President Mary McAleese and GAA President Christy Cooney at Croke Park. Source: MAXWELLS DUBLIN
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    The visiting party emerge from the tunnel. Source: PA
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    The Artane Band do their stuff on the pitch.
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    President McAleese, Queen Elizabeth the second and Association chief Christy Cooney on the sidelines. Source: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
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    The visiting party take their seats at the edge of the pitch.

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