The Origins and Development of Football in Ireland: Being a Reprint of R.M. Peter's Irish Football Annual of 1880
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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THE PAST SEASON187980
FOOTBALL IN IRELAND
FOOTBALL IN MUN8TER
DIARY OF MATCHES PLATED DURING THE PAST SEASON
LIST OF IRISH FOOTBALL PLAYERS WITH NAME OF CLUB AND REMARKS
THE ASSOCIATION GAME
FOOTBALL STATISTICS ASSOCIATION RULES
STRANGE BUT TRUE
1st XV 2nd XV Academical Academy)—A Albion Armagh Armagh Royal Banbridge Belfast Belfast—v Captain Clanwilliam)—A Cliftonville Clontarf Clontarf—v Columba's Cork F.C. Cork Park—v Cork)—A County defeated drawn dribbler dribbles drop-kick Dublin University Dublin University)—A Dundalk energetic forward F.C. Won fair catch fast forward Fifteen Football in Ireland full-back Gaelic football Galway Grammar goal line goal-line Goals lost Goals scored goals to nil ground half-back hard-working forward heavy forward Heron Irish Football Irish forwards Irish Rugby Football kick King's Hospital Kingstown Kingstown School Kingstown—v Knock Lansdowne Road—v last season Leinster Lurgan Matches played Monkstown Munster North of Ireland opponents Phoenix)—A place-kick player Portarlington punt quarter quarter-back Queen's College Rathmines Royal School Royal School)—A Rugby Football Union runner Santry SCHOOL FOOTBALL CLUB Scotland scrummage Secretary soccer successful sure collar tackles touch the ball tries to nil victory Walkington Wanderers)—A Wesley College Windsor yards