Foreign Fields and Foreigners on the Field: Irish Sport, Inclusion and Assimilation

  title={Foreign Fields and Foreigners on the Field: Irish Sport, Inclusion and Assimilation},
  author={Mike Cronin and David M. Doyle and Liam O'callaghan},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  pages={1010 - 1030}
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