The Fighting Irish of Toronto: Sport and Irish Catholic Identity at St Michael's College, 1906–1916

@article{Ryan2007TheFI,
  title={The Fighting Irish of Toronto: Sport and Irish Catholic Identity at St Michael's College, 1906–1916},
  author={D. P. Ryan and K. Wamsley},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={495 - 513}
}
The Protestant-controlled social, political and economic community in Toronto, Canada represented a formidable challenge for Irish Catholic immigrants. Eventually leaving Nationalist roots behind, by the early twentieth century, the Irish came to view themselves as Canadians who sought both community advancement and a role in shaping the new nation. In an effort to provide educational opportunities for young Irish Catholics, Father Henry Carr, a charismatic teacher and administrator… Expand
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