2015 Festival

The Beautiful Game or the Garrison Game? A History of League of Ireland Football

Published: August 14, 2019 by source

With Donal Fallon, Cormac Moore, Brian Hanley, Ciaran Priestley. Chaired by Tommy Graham

This year’s History Ireland Hedge School will focus on a discussion of the history of League of Ireland football. Why was it called the ‘garrison game’? What were the circumstances of the FAI split with the Belfast-based Irish Football Association in the 1920s? Why are League of Ireland clubs so poorly supported and resourced? Hedge School master Tommy Graham addresses these and related questions with the panel:  and historians Donal Fallon (Come Here To Me blog), Brian Hanley, Cormac Moore and Ciaran Priestley.

Recorded at Printworks, Dublin Castle on 25 September 2015.