Dick Fitzgerald – Sporting and Political Revolutionary

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Much has been written about the famed Kerry Gaelic footballer Dick Fitzgerald, holder of 5 All Ireland senior medals. Amongst these, Looney’s work A King in the Kingdom of Kings represents a dedicated insight into his life, whilst others have afforded the impact of Fitzgerald on the early twentieth century Irish sporting landscape varying degrees of prominence. It can be convincingly argued that his influence extended across four broad fields of enquiry. These are: 1. His undoubted heroic standing in the early history of Gaelic football; 2. His embodiment of the early sports/politics nexus evident within the GAA at the turn of the twentieth century; 3. His capacity to transcend a number of quite discrete roles within the Association; and, 4. His early, seminal, work on the playing of Gaelic Football, which still retains relevancy a century after its publication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherUlster University
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 14 Sept 2013
Event9th Annual Sports History Ireland Conference - University of Ulster Magee
Duration: 14 Sept 2013 → …


Conference9th Annual Sports History Ireland Conference
Period14/09/13 → …


  • Sports History
  • GAA
  • Politics


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