Sport and the sporting ethos played an important role in the First World War both as a recruiting tool and as a means of maintaining moral in the fighting forces. It was also a cause of controversy as the continuation of spectator sport on the home front was seen as a distraction from the war effort. The conference looks at various aspects of sport and the war in Ireland.
- Dr Tim Bowman (University of Kent) on recruiting sportsmen's units in Ireland
- Dr Conor Curran (Dublin City University) on sport in Donegal during the Great War
- Dr Dónal McAnallen on the GAA and the First World War
- Stephen Walker on Irish sportsmen and the Great War