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    Journal looks at global role of Irish sport

    By Noreen Bowden | June 18, 2007

    Irish sport in a global context is the focus of a special issue of the international journal “Sport in Society”. The issue, “Sport and the Irish Diaspora”, is guest edited by Dr Paul Darby and Dr David Hassan from the University of Ulster’s Sport and Exercise Science Research Institute.

    The collection is the first attempt to examine the socio-economic, political and cultural significance of sport for Irish immigrant communities around the world. It looks at such topics as the role of hurling in the formation of an Irish identity in Argentina, historic links between the GAA and Irish nationalism in New York, and the role of Gaelic games for recent Irish immigrants in mainland Europe.

    The special issue will also be published as a book by Routledge later this year.

    Access the journal online.

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