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Not Just a Load of Cock and Bull

28 Jun 2024

Cockfighting, bull-baiting, the law and the making of modern sport

An examination of how sport has been influenced by the changing attitudes in society in the early 19th century and how law shaped the evolution of sport at that time. From a Sunday Observance Act of 1625 which tried to curb participation in sporting and recreational events on a Sunday to Sir William Pultney’s Bill in 1800 which sought to out-law bull baiting, the law has had an impact on sporting events for centuries.

Preceded by a presentation on Gambling Regulation Bill 2022 - The impact on sports fundraising by Marguerite Kehoe BL


Chaired by The Honorable Mr. Justice Conor Dignam


Speakers:


Dr Paul Rouse, Professor of History, University College Dublin


Marguerite Kehoe BL - Update on recent legislation


At the end of the presentation, participants will;


• Understand the development of law in the sporting sphere and the influence of societal changes on sport.

• Recognise key aspects of the development of sports law


The free learning event is open to both barristers and solicitors from across the island of Ireland.


The CPD will be followed by a drinks reception at the Distillery Building


Dr. Paul Rouse is a professor at University College Dublin and has extensively researched and authored texts on the history of Irish and global sport. Dr. Rouse also writes a weekly column for the Irish Examiner newspaper and presents the Examiner Sport podcast on Gaelic football.


Please click the below link to register



https://ti.to/BarofIreland/slba-28june?source=SBA

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