The Origins and Development of Football in Ireland: Being a Reprint of R.M. Peter's Irish Football Annual of 1880

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Ulster Historical Foundation, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 178 pages
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Football, be it Gaelic, rugby, or soccer is unquestionably the most popular team sport in Ireland. Surprisingly, the modern codes of Gaelic, Rugby, and Assocation football in Ireland are little more than a century old. R.M. Peter's pioneering Annual was published in 1880. Reproduced here, it provides voluminous detail on more than 600 players and 50 clubs of the time: it is a mine of information for the sports enthusiast, the historian, the genealogist alike.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
39
THE PAST SEASON187980
47
FOOTBALL IN IRELAND
59
FOOTBALL IN MUN8TER
65
DIARY OF MATCHES PLATED DURING THE PAST SEASON
104
FOOTBALL STATISTICS187980
124
LIST OF IRISH FOOTBALL PLAYERS WITH NAME OF CLUB AND REMARKS
138
THE ASSOCIATION GAME
161
FOOTBALL STATISTICS ASSOCIATION RULES
170
STRANGE BUT TRUE
171
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Neal Garnham is a lecturer in history at the University of Ulster, and is currently researching aspects of sports and recreations in pre-partition Ireland.

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