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Rugby In Munster

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Covering the period from the game's origins in Ireland in the 1870s through to the onset of professional rugby in the twenty-first century, this book seeks to examine Munster rugby within the context of broader social, cultural and political trends in Irish society. As well as providing a thorough chronological survey of the game's development, key themes such as violence, masculinity, class and politics are subject to more detailed treatment. Since the turn of the twenty-first century rugby football in Munster has seen extraordinary growth in terms of popularity and cultural significance. The Munster rugby team in particular has become a hugely important provincial institution through which regional identity has been expressed on the international stage. This book will detail and analyse the game's evolution in Munster from its origins in the 1870s through to the dawn of the professional era in the 2000s. Focusing mainly on the game's two centres of popularity in Limerick and Cork cities, this book will display how contrary to popular myth, rugby football rarely expressed any kind of unitary, coherent identity throughout the province. The game was centred on clubs and was highly adaptable to local conditions throughout its history. In addition, the often fractious internal politics of the game within the province, reflecting the game's contrasting social development in Limerick and Cork, will also be discussed. Drawing on the unpublished records of the game's provincial and national administrative bodies and a comprehensive survey of the provincial press, this book will show how one sport served multifarious roles in terms of class, culture and politics in Munster.

Munster Rugby

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Munster Rugby non-playing staff, Munster Rugby players, Dick Spring, History of rugby union matches between Munster and New Zealand, 2010-11 Munster Rugby season, Ronan O'Gara, Brian Carney, Christian Cullen, Moss Keane, Dion O'Cuinneagain, Paul O'Connell, Denis Leamy, Doug Howlett, The Fields of Athenry, Thomond Park, Lifeimi Mafi, Alan Quinlan, Jim Williams, Tony Ward, John Hayes, David Wallace, Noel Murphy, Tony Buckley, Andy Kyriacou, Jerry Flannery, Anthony Foley, Donncha O'Callaghan, Declan Kidney, Keith Wood, Tommy Moroney, Donal Lenihan, Tomas O'Leary, Eoin Reddan, Gordon Wood, Keith Earls, Mick Galwey, Paul Warwick, Frankie Sheahan, Peter Stringer, Trevor Hogan, Stephen Keogh, Patrick Parfrey, Mick O'Driscoll, Rua Tipoki, John Kelly, Mick Doyle, Marcus Horan, William Roche, Jeremy Staunton, Ian Dowling, Eoghan Hickey, Musgrave Park, Cork, Basil Maclear, Tim Ryan, Paul Burke, Darragh Hurley, Frank Murphy, Federico Pucciariello, Donnacha Ryan, Toby Morland, Felix Jones, Michael Essex, Damien Varley, Richard Wallace, Rob Henderson, Michael Bradley, Niall Ronan, Anthony Horgan, Pat O'Hara, Julien Brugnaut, Patrick Butler, Scott Deasy, Tom Kiernan, John O'Sullivan, Dave Ryan, Tony McGahan, Eugene McGovern, Denis Hurley, Trevor Halstead, Stephen Archer, Mike Prendergast, Ian Nagle, Peter O'Mahony, Denis Fogarty, Sean McCahill, Barry Bresnihan, Mike Mullins, Barry Murphy, Colm Tucker, James Coughlan, Peter Clohessy, Jeremy Manning, Chris Wyatt, Mark Melbourne, Ben Cronin, Tom Tierney, Gerry McLoughlin, Brian O'Meara, Kieran Lewis, Alone it Stands, Conan Doyle, Jody Danaher, Dominic Crotty, Mossy Lawler, Billy Holland, Gerry Hurley, Duncan Williams, Killian Keane, Tom Gleeson, Stephen McIvor, Ciaran O'Boyle, David Corkery. Excerpt: Munster Rugby is an Irish professional rugby union team based in Munster, that...

The Changing Face Of Rugby

Author : Greg Ryan
ISBN : 9781443804141
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In 1995 rugby union became the last significant international sport to sanction professionalism. To some this represented an undesirable challenge to the traditions of the game. To others the change was inevitable and overdue – an acknowledgment of both the realty of modern sport and the extent to which money had already permeated the game. While there are some commonalities in the response to professional rugby, the contributions to this book, representing almost all of the significant rugby playing countries, reveal much more that was shaped by particular local contexts both within rugby and in terms of its place within the economic, political, class and social structures of the surrounding society. The authors assess the contrasting ways in which rugby administrators at local, regional and national level grappled with the changes that were required and the demands of the corporate backers who funded the transition to professionalism. But the more contentious relationships considered are those involving the many amateur rugby players and committed fans who found that significant community and historical reference points were subtly altered or simply obliterated in the face of new commercial imperatives – and especially new competitions that separated elite players from the grassroots of the game. Some have adapted to the replacement ‘product’ with relish, others have not. Some have genuine and well articulated grievances against the processes of changes. Others have fallen victim to a nostalgia which appropriates very selective memories of the amateur past to highlight apparent problems with the professional present. Above all, these contributions provide a range of perspectives that enable the reader to take stock at a particular point in what is still a rapidly evolving game. Read in ten or twenty years, this book may confirm that many of the right paths have been taken – or it may provide pointers to crisis as yet unimagined.

Munster Rugby Giants

Author : Hugh Farrelly
ISBN : 0862787289
Genre : Rugby football
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In this work, Hugh Farrelly examines the rise and rise of Munster and their place in the pantheon of rugby greats. Unique full-colour photographs set out to capture the determination, stamina, strength and skill of the Red Wave.

Rugby World Cup 1987 2019 Complete Results And Statistics

Author : Simon Barclay
ISBN : 9780244232450
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South Africa's victory over England in the Yokohama final brought to close a thrilling 2019 Rugby World Cup. This 443 page book is a statistical record of every match played in the nine world cups since 1987 and then concentrates on the 2019 tournament, with each pool and knock-out phase match, full information on the worldwide qualifying competitions, each country's squads, followed by records from both the 2019 tournament and across history of the competition.

100 Irish Rugby Greats

Author : John Scally
ISBN : 9781780571423
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Bursting with humour and full of amusing anecdotes, 100 Irish Rugby Greats is a unique celebration of the most significant stars of the sport from the 1930s to the present day. A veritable who’s who of Irish rugby, it takes in all of the true greats, including Jack Kyle, Tony O’Reilly, Mike Gibson, Willie John McBride, Moss Keane, Keith Wood, Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell. Many of the in-depth and revealing profiles are based on interviews with the legends themselves, as well as with those who have lined up against them. The result offers remarkable insights into the myriad controversies, epic matches, thrilling contests and pivotal events on and off the field in which each player has been involved. Written with an insider’s knowledge, 100 Irish Rugby Greats will prove to be a thrilling read for all fans of the sport.

Rugby World Cups 2003 And 2015

Author : Paul Tait
ISBN : 9781783333530
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History was made on November 22 2003 - England was crowned the World Champion. Everything was ready for rugby to explode in England, for the national team to kick-on, for the level of the domestic game to continue growing and for the sport to truly become prominent nationwide. It did not eventuate. England lost far too many matches and the Aviva Premiership does not match the French Top 14. The result for Rugby World Cup 2015 is a match schedule allocating more games to Wales than to the north of England. Understanding how this came about and also how and why Wales secured matches is an important part of the puzzle and carries substantial implications for future Rugby World Cups. Local and global issues including decision making, rival sports and nationalized players are all tackled in an analysis that seeks to offer realistic and viable solutions for the benefit of English and global rugby.

Rags To Riches

Author : Barry Coughlan
ISBN : 1848890192
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A celebration of Munster rugby through personal contributions of players, coaches, fans and pundits.

A Social And Cultural History Of Rugby Football In Munster

Author : Liam O'Callaghan
ISBN : OCLC:1063445380
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Rugby Union For Dummies

Author : Nick Cain
ISBN : 9781119996446
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If you get a big kick out of rugby but still feel you could sharpen up your knowledge of the game, this friendly guide is for you. Inside you'll find easy-to-understand advice on the basic rules and pitch positions, plus in-depth lessons on ball skills, fitness training, and techniques to outwit your opponents - all illustrated with entertaining stories from British and International rugby's back pages, and coverage of England's historic 2003 World Cup victory.

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