Sport And The Irish

Sport and the Irish PDF
Author: Alan Bairner
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
ISBN: 1910820938
Size: 66.78 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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Consides the relationship between sport, national identities and gender in a contemporary Irish context

Sport And Ireland

Sport and Ireland PDF
Author: Paul Rouse
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198745907
Size: 64.10 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Sports
Languages : en
Pages : 375
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This history of sport in Ireland, locates it within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport. There are aspects of Ireland's sporting history that are uniquely Irish, but it is a history of play shared with other societies, near and far. This book offers a unique insight into the British Empire in Ireland; it also assesses the relationship between sport and national identity, and the manner in which states make policy in respect of sport. The manner in which sport has been colonised by the media and has colonised it, in turn, is also examined.

Emigrant Players

Emigrant Players PDF
Author: Paul Darby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131796845X
Size: 65.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 218
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Ireland and its inhabitants have often been described as being ‘sports mad’. As a relatively small geographical entity, Ireland, north and south, has produced a disproportionately high number of world class sports men and women who have excelled at the highest levels of their chosen sport. The significance of sport in Ireland though extends far beyond the achievements of such individuals. Sport has historically assumed a centrality in the lives of the island’s inhabitants, a fact that can be measured by the numbers and commitment of participants as well as the emotional and financial investment of fans. This book seeks to address the ways in which Irish aptitude and ebullience for sport has manifested itself in those parts of the world that have or have had relatively large Irish communities. The first part of the book explores the diffusion of Gaelic games to a number of centres of Irish immigration and examines the social, economic, political and psychological impact that these games had in helping the Diaspora adjust to life in what were often inhospitable environs. The second part of the book extends the analysis by examining the contribution of Irish sports men and women to the sports culture that they encountered in their new homes and assessing the ways in which their involvement in these sports allowed them to come to terms with and make their way in their new locales. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal, Sport in Society

Sport And Nationalism In Ireland

Sport and Nationalism in Ireland PDF
Author: Mike Cronin
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
ISBN: 9781851824564
Size: 37.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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This book examines the development of a nationalist agenda within Irish sport and searches for a definition of nationalism in this context. The question of what Irish nationalism is, and what forces shape it, has stretched the minds of generations of Irish historians and political scientists. For some the answer has been found within the realms of political history, while others have examined how the cultural impact of Irish literature and drama has shaped nationalism. These genres relied on elites, be they political or literary, within Irish society to understand the evolution of nationalist thinking and the operation of nationalism as an ideal. Sport offers a new way of looking at nationalism as it offers mass-consumed low culture as a vehicle. Since the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in 1884 through to the current popularity of soccer, sporting events have been played by tens of thousand and watched by hundreds of thousands of Irish people both at home and as part of the diaspora. This means that sport has a greater resonance and meaning for the experience of the multitude of the Irish in stark contrast to the operation of Dublin-centred politics and literature. This book defines sporting nationalism through the experience of Gaelic games and soccer as examples of mass spectator sport. The choice of a mass spectator sport which a nation chooses to support will demonstrate the perceived place of that nation within the world and the trends prevalent within its society, thereby intrinsically defining the state of its nationalism.

The Irish And The Making Of American Sport 1835 1920

The Irish and the Making of American Sport  1835      1920 PDF
Author: Patrick R. Redmond
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147660584X
Size: 71.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Jerrold Casway coined the phrase “The Emerald Age of Baseball” to describe the 1890s, when so many Irish names dominated teams’ rosters. But one can easily agree—and expand—that the period from the mid–1830s well into the first decade of the 20th century and assign the term to American sports in general. This book covers the Irish sportsman from the arrival of James “Deaf” Burke in 1836 through to Jack B. Kelly’s rejection by Henley regatta and his subsequent gold medal at the 1920 Olympics. It avoids recounting the various victories and defeats of the Irish sportsman, seeking instead to deal with the complex interaction that he had with alcohol, gambling and Sunday leisure: pleasures that were banned in most of America at some time or other between 1836 and 1920. This book also covers the Irish sportsman’s close relations with politicians, his role in labor relations, his violent lifestyle—and by contrast—his participation in bringing respectability to sport. It also deals with native Irish sports in America, the part played by the Irish in “Team USA’s” initial international sporting ventures, and in the making and breaking of amateurism within sport.

Sport And Leisure In The Irish And British Country House

Sport and Leisure in the Irish and British Country House PDF
Author: Terence Dooley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781846828065
Size: 40.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Country homes
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Sir Shane Leslie once wrote that ?Country life was entirely organized to give nobility and gentry and demi-gentry a good time.?0Throughout Ireland and Britain the country house was a centre of hospitality, entertainment and leisure, with the hosting of house parties, soirees and balls. Pastimes included photography, painting, astronomy and taxidermy. Outdoors the parkland was used for a variety of sporting activities including archery, cricket, croquet and shooting, as well as local sports events, and beyond the demesne activities included hunting, horse racing and yachting. In Ireland demesne lands were developed as golf courses and estates offered land to the nationalist-dominated Gaelic Athletic Association for football and hurling.0This volume provides fresh and original insights into how leisure and sport underpinned the social hierarchy of country houses and their local communities in Ireland and Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Sport The Media And Ireland

Sport  the Media and Ireland PDF
Author: Neil O'Boyle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781782053927
Size: 39.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Sport occupies a central position in Irish social and cultural life, yet has been relatively marginal within the academy. Significant research has been undertaken by individual scholars, and various important books have been published recently - for example Paul Rouse's Sport and Ireland; Mike Cronin et al.'s The GAA: A People's History; and Conor Curran's Irish Soccer Migrants. However, there are currently no collections or monographs devoted to the interrelationships between sport and media in an Irish context. This collection of essays redresses this gap. Drawing together scholars from across the humanities and social sciences, it argues that sport and sport media offer an invaluable lens through which to examine social and cultural change and continuity in Ireland. Chapters vary in focus from debates about sports broadcasting rights and the futures and interrelationships of national organisations like the GAA and RTÉ; to academic and journalist perspectives on women, media and sport in Ireland; to sport's representation in television and advertising. Chapters focusing on 'northern' emigrant footballers George Best, James McClean and Charlie O'Hagan, 'second generation' Irish fans of Irish sport media in Britain, and Irish fans of British based sport media highlight the roles of sport in the complexities of 'Irish' identity and its interplay with 'British' identity. In addition to examining the current 'state of play' of sports research in Ireland, our intention is that this book will become a key resource for future scholarship.

A Social And Cultural History Of Sport In Ireland

A Social and Cultural History of Sport in Ireland PDF
Author: David Hassan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317326474
Size: 14.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Sport has played a central role in modern Ireland’s history. Perhaps nowhere else has sport so infused the political, social and cultural development and identity of a nation. During this so-called ‘Decade of Centenaries’ in Ireland (2014 to 2024) recently there has been an exponential growth in interest and academic research on Ireland’s sporting heritage. This collection of chapters, contributed by some of Ireland’s most preeminent sport and social historians, showcases the richness and complexity of Ireland’s sporting legacy. Articles on topics as diverse as the role of native Gaelic games in emphasising the emerging cultural nationalism of pre-Revolutionary Ireland, the contribution of Irish rugby to the broader British war effort in World War 1, the emergence of Irish soccer on the international stage, and the long running battle to gain official recognition within international athletics for an independent Irish state, are presented. This work’s intention is to illustrate some of the latest and most vibrant research being conducted on Irish sports history. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Sport And Secessionism

Sport and Secessionism PDF
Author: Mariann Vaczi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000215652
Size: 19.19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 262
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Sport and Secessionism examines how sporting cultures reflect, inform and sometimes frustrate secessionist movements around the world. Investigating a wide range of cases, the book explores key themes including nationalism, nation building, state-region antagonisms, independence movements, identity and ethnic politics, sovereignty and autonomy processes, all through the lens of sport. Sports are uniquely positioned to shed light on secessionist politics due to their pervasiveness in society, and their ability to absorb, reflect and produce political projections. The book presents analyses of a wide range of geographical, cultural and political contexts in which sports are deployed to pursue regional independence, or greater sovereignty and autonomy, and explores the dual processes of sub-national identity construction and state sovereignty deconstruction. The book includes fourteen cases from such diverse parts of the world as Ireland, Taiwan, Turkey, Catalonia, Biafra, Canada and the UK, among others. Offering a unique perspective on an important geopolitical issue, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport and politics, the sociology of sport, political science, political geography, nationalism studies or international history.

Irish Sport And Sportsmen

Irish Sport and Sportsmen PDF
Author: Bernard M. J. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Dublin : M.H. Gill & son
ISBN:
Size: 18.54 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fox hunting
Languages : en
Pages : 374
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