September 25

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  • 1960 Down, captained by Kieran Mussen, became the first team from Northern Ireland to win the Sam Maguire Cup in Gaelic football when they defeated Kerry 2-10 to 0-8.
  • 1917 Thomas Ashe, teacher and revolutionary, died in Mountjoy Jail as a result of force-feeding.

    Thomas Ashe (32) died in Mountjoy Prison after being forcibly fed whilst on hunger strike.

  • 1914 On a two-day visit to Ireland, Prime Minister H.H. Asquith shared a platform with John Redmond at a recruiting meeting at the Mansion House.

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