2016 Festival

Foreign Games and the Foundation of the GAA

Published: June 5, 2019 by source

Paul Rouse in conversation with Joe Molloy.

Paul Rouse’s landmark Sport and Ireland was the first history of sport in this country, locating it within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport. It demonstrated that there are unique aspects of Ireland’s sporting history which are defined by the peculiarities of life on a small island on the edge of Europe. Equally, the Irish sporting world is unique only in part; much of the history of Irish sport is a shared history with that of other societies.

Paul Rouse is a lecturer in the School of History at UCD. His main research interest lies in Irish social and cultural history of the 19th and 20th Centuries, particularly the history of sport, and the GAA

Joe Molloy is a presenter on Newstalk 106-108’s Off the Ball and a sports columnist at the Irish Independent.

Recorded at Printworks, Dublin Castle on 23 September 2016.