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The Rise of Gaelic Sports in Europe

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ISBN: 9798732147209
AuthorO'Brien, Denis
Pub Date01/06/2022
BindingPaperback
CountryIRL
Dewey
Publisher: Independent
Quick overview The story of almost 300 years of Gaelic Sports in Europe – from the games fascinating yet invisible 18th, 19th and 20th century European history, to Irish immigrant influence, to Spanish, French, German, Italians and others, embracing Gaelic Football and Hurling as new treasure in their lives.
€29.99

The author examines how five clubs 20 years ago, became 90 today and why new clubs are springing up in countries that had never heard of Gaelic Sports despite cultural, geographic and economic challenges. The book revisits a long forgotten Irish Hurling Tour of Belgium, recounts the birth of a new Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) county board and finds out just why locals in Galicia and Brittany love Gaelic football, and also, why young Germans are passionate about hurling. The book also considers Gaelic Sports future in Europe and what this might mean for the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Ireland.

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The author examines how five clubs 20 years ago, became 90 today and why new clubs are springing up in countries that had never heard of Gaelic Sports despite cultural, geographic and economic challenges. The book revisits a long forgotten Irish Hurling Tour of Belgium, recounts the birth of a new Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) county board and finds out just why locals in Galicia and Brittany love Gaelic football, and also, why young Germans are passionate about hurling. The book also considers Gaelic Sports future in Europe and what this might mean for the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Ireland.

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