Call For Papers | 10th Annual Conference of Sports History Ireland, Dublin

The game was invented by an Irishman, Richard J. Mecredy, in 1891. That same year the first cycle polo match was played between The Scalp and the Ohne Hast C.C.. Towards the end of the 19th century the game reached Great Britain, USA and France. The first international match was played between Ireland and England in 1901. Cycle polo was a demonstration sport at the 1908 London Olympics with Ireland winning the gold, beating Germany.
Bike Polo was invented by an Irishman, Richard J. Mecredy, in 1891. That same year the first cycle polo match was played between The Scalp and the Ohne Hast C.C.. Towards the end of the 19th century the game reached Great Britain, USA and France. The first international match was played between Ireland and England in 1901. Cycle polo was a demonstration sport at the 1908 London Olympics with Ireland winning the gold, beating Germany.

2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the founding of Sports History Ireland. To celebrate a decade of promoting cutting edge research in this thriving academic field, we are pleased to invite you to our 2014 Annual Conference which will take place at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin on 20 September 2014.

Papers are invited for the conference, which aims to provide a discussion forum for all those interested in the history of sport. The conference will be open-themed. Papers should be a maximum of twenty minutes in length with ten minutes for questions and discussion.  Proposals for specialist panels are also strongly encouraged, particularly those which focus on the sporting heritage of Dublin or sport during the Great War.

Anyone who wishes to deliver a twenty minute paper – on any aspect of Irish, British or international sports history – should submit a maximum 300 word proposal to Dr Richard McElligott (UCD) on or before Friday 20 June 2014.

Please include a short biography (maximum 50 words) including institutional affiliation and email contact address. The conference promotes a positive, constructive academic approach to all presenters and, in this regard, SHI also strongly encourages postgraduates / graduate students to submit abstracts.


Read this brief report from last year’s conference.

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