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Sport in Donegal

By Connor Curran

9781845889531

ISBN: 9781845889531

Published: 01-09-2010


Sport in Donegal

By Connor Curran

ISBN: 9781845889531

Published: 01-09-2010

About This Book

A History of Sport in Donegal examines the early history of association football and Gaelic games in County Donegal. Curran identifies the areas where competitive matches in these sports were first organised and discusses the development of soccer in Donegal in relation to the ‘sporting revolution’ in Britain. Also assessed are the reasons why Gaelic football and hurling struggled to gain a foothold in the county during this period. Also included in a social profile of patrons, administrators and players who were involved in the organising of the original clubs and cup competitions is offered, and an analysis of how these sports fitted into the social, economic and political conditions which existed in Donegal in the period from 1884 until 1914.

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