Going Beyond the Garrison Game: New Perspectives on Association Football in Irish history – Friday 17 February 2017
A One-Day event organised by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in association with the British Society of Sports History to be held at PRONI, Belfast, Friday 17th of February 2017. Going Beyond the Garrison Game will explore the history of Association Football in Ireland from its introduction until the present.
The programme (currently in draft is as follows)
9.15-9.35 Stephen Scarth (PRONI): PRONI's Football Archives
9.35-9.55 Conor Curran (Dublin City University) and David Toms (Independent Scholar): Introduction to ‘Going beyond the ‘Garrison Game’: New Perspectives on Association Football in Irish History
Morning Session: The Early Years
9.55-10.15 Paul Gunning (Independent Scholar): The ‘Socker’ Code in Connacht, 1879-1906: Association Football in the Shamrock Shire’s Hy Brasil
10.15-10.35 Aaron O'Maonaigh (Dublin City University): “Who were the Shoneens?”: Irish militant nationalists and association football, 1913-1923
10.35-10.55 Tom Hunt (Independent Scholar): Harry Cannon: a unique Irish sportsman and administrator
10.55-11.10 Questions and Answers
Late Morning Session: The 1960s onwards
11.40-12-00 Cormac Moore (De Montfort University): Football Unity During the Northern Ireland Troubles?
12.00-12.20 Daniel Brown (Queen's University, Belfast): Linfield’s ‘Hawk of Peace’: pre-Ceasefires reconciliation in Irish League football
12.20-12.40 Helena Byrne (Independent Scholar): How it all began: the story of women’s soccer in sixties Drogheda
12.40-12.55 Questions and Answers
1.00-2.00 Break for Lunch
Afternoon Session: Coaching and Developing the Game
2.00-2.20 Conor Curran (Dublin City University): The development of schoolboy coaching structures for association football in Ireland, 1945-1995
2.20-2.40 Seamus Kelly (University College Dublin): Pedagogy, Game Intelligence & Critical Thinking: The Future of Irish Soccer?
2.40-2.55 Questions and Answers
Late Afternoon Session: Supporters and Governance
3.00-3.20 Mark Tynan (Independent Scholar): ‘Inciting the roughs of the crowd’: Soccer hooliganism in the south of Ireland during the inter-war period, 1919-1939
3.20-3.40 Shane Tobin (University College Cork): Supporter Ownership as a method of football governance: The concept of a Supporters’ Trust and its operation within England and the Republic of Ireland.
3.40-4.00 Robert and David Butler (University College Cork): Rule Changes and Incentives in the League of Ireland from 1970 – 2014
4.00-4.15 Questions and Answers
4.15-4.30 Closing Comments
Admission is FREE, however booking is essential.