books.ie

Skip to Main Content »

Currency
£ $
 
Shopping Cart (0 item)
My Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.

You're currently on:

Association Football and society in pre-partitioning Ireland

Association Football and society in pre-partitioning Ireland

Neal Garnham

Availability: In stock

-
+
Gift wrap available

Regular Price: $12.69

Special Price $10.58

Association Football, '€˜Soccer'€™, has consistently been the most popular sport in modern Ireland at whatever level it is played, amateur or professional.

Association Football, '€˜Soccer'€™, has consistently been the most popular sport in modern Ireland at whatever level it is played, amateur or professional.

However, the game itself has uncertain roots and its complex social and commercial profiles have often proved as fascinating for observers as have the activities on the field.

This book is the first to analyse in detail the evidence of the development of football in Ireland, from its origins to the partition of both the country and the game. Using the records of the Irish Football Association, government papers, the contemporary press and personal memoirs, the intriguing story of the early development of the game, from uncertain beginnings in Belfast in 1878 through to the triumphs of the Irish national team in 1914 and the divisions brought about by partition in the 1920s, is recounted in absorbing detail. Ultimately this book offers an answer to the question why football on the island of Ireland is divided.

In the context of that most Irish of issues '€” the relationship between football, religion and politics '€” the riddle of why football became so popular in some areas of Ireland but failed so markedly in others is teased out, with some surprising conclusions.

But this is more than just a history of football inIreland: it is also a story of the individuals, the finances and the beliefs that were at the foundation of what would become '€˜... the beautiful game'€™.

Additional Information

Author Neal Garnham
Publisher Ulster Historical Foundation
Publication date 26 Mar 2004
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781903688342

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Contact Us

Email: contactus@books.ie

Phone: +353 (45) 880806

Facebook  Twitter  Pintrest  Google +

Also check out our BLOG

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here.
X