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The Development of Sport in Donegal, 1880-1935

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Description for The Development of Sport in Donegal, 1880-1935 Hardcover. The first comprehensive study of sport in Donegal throughout the period from 1880 until 1935. In assessing developments at a local and national level, it examines how structures for competitions and teams underwent a significant change within the county and throughout Ireland from the late Victorian period to the beginning of the Irish Free State. Num Pages: 344 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBR; 3JH; 3JJ; HBTB; WSBX; WSJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 168 x 241 x 33. Weight in Grams: 750.
During the nineteenth century sport underwent a revolution which was heavily influenced by the social and economic changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution in England. How this sporting 'revolution' affected the development of sport at a micro-level, in a peripheral Irish setting, has received only limited attention. Donegal, a rather isolated county lying in the north-west of Ireland, but at the time part of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, has thus far received little analysis. The development of Gaelic and association football will be given particular emphasis but cricket, hockey and rugby will also be explored in ... Read more

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Cork University Press
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About Conor Curran
Conor Curran is currently engaged in a post-doctoral research scholarship on the migration of Irish footballers to Britain between 1945 until 2010.

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