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SEMINAR – THE SPORTS OF WAR: the impact of the First World War on sport in Ireland in association with Sports History Ireland

29 September, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The First World War brought unprecedented change and turmoil to many aspects of life and society; was this true for the world of sport? With so many men enlisted in the army, what were the implications for Irish sport?

Welcome: William Murphy (Dublin City University & Sports History Ireland)
1:10pm Dublin City Sports Archive and the First World War Ellen Murphy (Dublin City Library & Archive)
1:40pm Sport in a Time of War: the Impact of the Great War on the GAA, 1914 – 1918 Richard McElligott (University College Dublin)
2:10pm Reading the form: Racecard as War Poem Michael Hinds (Dublin City University)
2:40pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:00pm ‘Ominous Outlook for “Soccer” Football’ – Irish Soccer and the First World War Cormac Moore (Historian in Residence, Dublin City Council)
3:30pm Racing Through the War: Motorsport in Ireland 1914 – 1918 Leanne Blaney (University of Glasgow)
4:00pm Irish rugby and the First World War Liam O’Callaghan (Liverpool Hope University)
4:30pm Closing Remarks: Cormac Moore

No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.

Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership hosts the inaugural Dublin Sportsfest from the 23rd to the 30th of September as part of the European Week of Sport highlighting the range of sporting opportunities available in the city, for people of all ages, backgrounds & abilities, in Sports Clubs, DCC’s facilities, parks and urban spaces.



29 September, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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