Croke Park plays host to Eid Al Adha

July 20, 2021

The Muslim celebration of Eid Al Adha takes place at Croke Park. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

For the second year in a row, Croke Park played host to the Muslim celebration of Eid Al Adha.

The GAA headquarters welcomed 500 members of the Irish Muslim community for prayers on the pitch this morning, an increase from the 200 people who attended the same event in 2020.

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, chairman of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, led the Eid prayers and quoted legendary Cork hurler Christy Ring during his sermon, saying "Let no-one say the best hurlers belong to the past, they are with us now and better yet to come.”

Speaking at the event, GAA President Larry McCarthy said it was "a great pleasure" to welcome the Muslim community back to Croke Park in "celebration of the spirit of togetherness."

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