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Rugby In Munster

Author : Liam O'Callaghan
ISBN : 1859184804
Genre : History
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This study is the first book-length academic treatment of rugby football in Ireland. 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.
Category: History

The Changing Face Of Rugby

Author : Greg Ryan
ISBN : 9781443804141
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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are those involving the many amateur rugby players and committed fans who found that significant community and historical reference points were subtly altered or simply obliterated in the face of new commercial imperatives – and especially new competitions that separated elite players from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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Rugby World In The Professional Era

Author : John Nauright
ISBN : 9781317215240
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Twenty years of professionalism has seen rugby union undergo dramatic transformations, from changes to everyday training cultures to the growth of the Rugby World Cup into one of the largest global sporting events. The Rugby World in the Professional Era is the first book to examine the effect that professionalism has had across a number of different aspects of the game and the wider socio-cultural significance of these changes through case studies from across the globe. Drawing on contributions from scholars from across the rugby-playing world, the book explores the role of rugby's professionalisation through a number of social-scientific lenses, including: labour migration race and indigenous populations the globalisation of the game mega-event management male sexualities media representations of rugby - from broadcasting matches to rugby in museums and on stage and screen Offering insights into under-researched areas of the sport, such as the growth of Rugby Sevens into an Olympic sport, and providing the most up-to-date recent history of the sport available, The Rugby World in the Professional Era is essential reading for anyone with an academic interest in rugby, and any student or scholar with interests in sports history, sports sociology, sport management or the economics of professional sport.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Munster Rugby

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230618872
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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...

Rugby World Cups 2003 And 2015

Author : Paul Tait
ISBN : 9781783333530
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
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Legends Of Irish Rugby

Author : John Scally
ISBN : 9781780574639
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Based on exclusive interviews with 40 celebrated players, past and present, Legends of Irish Rugby is a veritable who's who of the sport. Immortals such as Jack Kyle, Willie John McBride, Tony Ward, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy and Paul O'Connell bare their souls to reveal themselves as men of vision, passion and dedication - men who, through their glories, disappointments and dramatic deeds, have inspired others to realise their dreams. In this engrossing and entertaining account of the bittersweet history of Irish rugby, these powerful personalities offer startling insights into some of the sport's most controversial moments - from the assault on Ronan O'Gara during the 2001 Lions tour to Gary Ella's tenure as Leinster coach. They also express their opinions on the most important issues facing the game today - from Brian O'Driscoll's hair to the role of the coach and the future of the sport itself. Their take on the times is often as comical as it is insightful. Compelling, informative and humorous, Legends of Irish Rugby is by far the most revealing volume yet on one of the country's favourite sports.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Rugby Union For Dummies

Author : Nick Cain
ISBN : 9781119996446
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

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.
Category: Rugby football

Lions Of Ireland

Author : David Walmsley
ISBN : 9781780574622
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Look for a Lions legend and the chances are you will find an Irishman. Throughout the touring team's history, the heroes of Irish rugby have been at the heart of the Lions' finest hours - on and off the pitch. Look at the Lions record books and you will find Irishmen at the top of almost every list, from Willie John McBride and Tony O'Reilly to Ronnie Dawson. No nation has provided more leaders of the Lions. In Lions of Ireland, these greats tell their stories of life on some of the longest, hardest roads in sport. Those featured include world-class players and characters who have contributed to Lions folklore, such as Karl Mullen, Jack Kyle, Fergus Slattery, Tom Kiernan, Mike Gibson and Syd Millar - and the account is brought up to date with contributions from the likes of Keith Wood. This book includes a complete reference section featuring every Irish player to have represented the Lions in Tests since the first united tour of 1910. It recalls the powerful personalities and relives the most dramatic deeds in the Lions' long history - from the 1971 groundbreaking triumph against the All Blacks and success against the odds in South Africa in 1997 to the 2005 tour of New Zealand.
Category: Biography & Autobiography