Home Nations is a collective term, that depending on the context in which it is used, either means the nations of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales); or if a sport is governed by a council representing the island of Ireland, such as the Irish Rugby Football Union, the term can refer to the nations of the constituent countries on the island of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the collective Irish nation. This dual meaning has persisted in existence despite the partition of Ireland in 1922 as historically the term included all of Ireland, which between 1800 and 1922 was wholly a part of the United Kingdom. The term home countries (not to be confused with the "home counties") is also sometimes used, and is synonymous.
The term is also used by British Cycling to refer to the seven representative teams of the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey) that participate in the Commonwealth Games. The Crown Dependencies are not part of the United Kingdom.
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... The Amateur Four Nations competition in rugby league, run annually from 2002 to 2007 for the A sides of Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland, was also referred to as the "home nations ...
... Ireland in the country's opening game of the 1887 Home Nations Championship against England ... Walkington missed the next game of the tournament at home to Scotland, but was reselected in the final game which saw Ireland lose to Wales at Birkenhead ... In 1890 he was selected in the final two games of the Home Nations series a draw at home to Wales and a narrow away loss to England ...
... The 1990 Five Nations Championship was the 61st series of the Five Nations Championship, an annual rugby union competition between the major Northern Hemisphere rugby union national teams ... The tournament was the 61st in its then format as the Five Nations ... Including the competition's former incarnation as the Home Nations Championship, the 1990 Five Nations Championship was the 96th Northern Hemisphere rugby union championship ...
... University, when he was selected to face England as part of the 1896 Home Nations Championship ... finished the Championship at the top of the table, making Bulger a Home Nations winning player, though he could have been a Triple Crown winner if he had ... scored in both games, with a try against Scotland and in the game played at home to England, he became the first Irish player to score a goal from a mark in an international as well as the ...
Famous quotes containing the words nations and/or home:
“Ive noticed that the children of other nations always seem precocious. Thats because the strange manners of their elders have caught our attention most and the children echo those manners enough to seem like their parents.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (18961940)
“This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.”
—Robert Louis Stevenson (18501894)