Category Archives: Sport

An ‘outrage’: desecration of a vault in Cork, 1895

In late May 1895, Cork city and county was intrigued by the ‘outrage at Inniscarra’. A number of soldiers of the 10th Royal Hussar regiment – stationed in Ballincollig, a few miles from Inniscarra – were arrested on suspicion of … Continue reading

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A cold Christmas dinner: festivities in army barracks

According to a 1907 account by an army chaplain, Rev. E.J. Hardy, soldiers ate well on Christmas Day. 1 The usual boiled beef or mutton was served alongside goose, turkey, ham and pheasant. Unfortunately this abundant repast was eaten cold … Continue reading

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The Garrison Game? Soccer’s ‘foreign’ image in Irish popular culture

A guest post from David Toms about the ‘garrison game’…. ‘Support your own games. Don’t mind the skulker and miserable kind of fellow who says, “There’s no game like Soccer”, “No game like Rugby”- in fact, “No game like the … Continue reading

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