Fintan's Fifteen Ireland's Worst Hurling Team Wants You! by Alan Nolan


Fintan's Fifteen Ireland's Worst Hurling Team Wants You! by Alan Nolan

Introducing the first illustrated novel about hurling! Something has to be done...Ray is getting tired of losing every match he plays with his team, the Ballybreen Terriers. Not only are they constantly at the bottom of the league, they have to face the gloating of rival Dennis 'Dirty Den' Conway. Before they become the laughing stock, Ray persuades Fintan Heffernan, ex-star player of U10's to leave his early retirement and computer games to help bring 'Dirty Den' down and lead the Ballybreen Terriers to the victory they deserve.


despite not having the slightest interest in hurling, I thoroughly enjoyed this book ... Alan Nolan uses a clever combination of story genre-text, cartoon and graphic novel to tell his story, which makes the overall experience of reading it very, very enjoyable -- CBI Recommended Reads Guide 2014 if your child loves hurling, Fintan's Fifteen by Alan Nolan is perfect ... perfect for reluctant readers -- Irish Independent triumph of the underdogs

-- Evening Echo the variety of narrative techniques add greatly to the enjoyment and excitement ... suitable for age nine and upwards -- Irish Examiner fantastic -- RTE2's Elev8 A book to delight all fans of hurling - and sports fans in general, who will enjoy this look at a sport that may be unfamiliar to them ... an entertaining read which keeps up the pace throughout -- if your child is a fan of hurling, they are sure to love Alan Nolan's book, Fintan's Fifteen --

About the Author

Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan's Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 10


Alan Nolan
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Publication date

21st April 2014



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O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien


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