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Gerard Siggins - Author

About the Author

Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin and has lived almost all his life in the shadow of Lansdowne Road; he’s been attending rugby matches there since he was small enough for his dad to lift him over the turnstiles. He is a sports journalist and worked for the Sunday Tribune for many years. His other books about rugby player Eoin Madden, Rugby Spirit, Rugby Warrior, Rugby Rebel and Rugby Flyer are also published by The O’Brien Press.

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Other books by Gerard Siggins

Academi'r Campau: Brwydr y Bel

Academi'r Campau: Brwydr y Bel

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2019

Rugby Redzone Sports Academy Book 2

Rugby Redzone Sports Academy Book 2

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2019

Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world! Follow Kim as she trains to be the best at her favourite sport: rugby! Kim has been at the best - and most mysterious! - sports academy in the world for a few months now. She and the rest of her class were selected because they all shared a determination and willingness to improve. Now the gang are on their way to Japan for the rugby World Cup - but they're going to need some more teammates. The best place to find them is another cutting-edge sports school like theirs. But is there another in the world? And can they form a team in time? Read all about Kim and her friends at Sports Academy where, with the help of eccentric, genius coaches, they are transformed into serious players in their own sports.

Football Fiesta Sports Academy Book 1

Football Fiesta Sports Academy Book 1

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2019

Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world! Joe knows he has no chance of catching the mysterious scout's eye - he loves football, but he's by far the worst player in his club. Despite this, he's whisked away to a remote island and teamed up with four other kids: Kim, Craig, Ajit and Jess. But there's more to this island than meets the eye, as Joe learns it is home to the world's greatest Sports Academy. With the help of eccentric, genius coaches, he and his new friends are gradually transformed into serious players in their own sports. But the Academy's secrets are wanted by many others ... Is someone tracking them? Will Joe and Atlantis United escape the clutches of their mysterious pursuers? And can they possibly win their first big game deep in the jungles of Brazil?

Rugby Heroes Ghostly Ground, Deadly Danger

Rugby Heroes Ghostly Ground, Deadly Danger

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2018

It looks like Eoin Madden's busiest term ever! He's Castlerock College's star player and he's been called up for Ireland in the Under 16 Four Nations - how will he juggle sport and school work? But his biggest challenge of all goes way beyond his own concerns and right to the heart of Irish rugby. When his oldest and best ghostly friend calls for help, can Eoin and his band of heroes their deadliest mystery yet? Take a dive into history -with some help from rugby legends of the past!

Rugby Runner Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

Rugby Runner Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2017

Schools rugby star Eoin Madden has never been busier - he's captain of the Junior Cup team, he's training with Leinster and hoping to be chosen for the Ireland team for the first-ever Under 16 World Cup. But it's not all fun and games, as Eoin also has to deal with grumpy friends, teachers piling on the homework - AND a ghost on a mission that goes back to the very origins of the game of rugby. But what does the restless spirit need, and can Eoin help him? Books, crooks and rucks - it's all to play for this term!

Cyfres Rygbi: 1. Ysbryd Rygbi

Cyfres Rygbi: 1. Ysbryd Rygbi

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2016

Rugby Flyer Haunting history, thrilling tries

Rugby Flyer Haunting history, thrilling tries

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2016

Eoin has been chosen for the Junior development squad so over the summer he gets to go to Dublin for a rugby summer school. Arising out of that, he and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham, London, to play & watch rugby. While there, he meets a ghost: Prince Obolensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2. The fourth book in the Rugby Spirit series.

Rugby Rebel Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

Rugby Rebel Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2015

Eoin Madden's having a busy term with friend issues, schoolwork and new rugby challenges; he's been moved up to train with the Junior Cup team, which is hard work, plus there's trouble in his dormitory as mobile phones start going missing! But as usual there are ghostly goings-on in Castlerock school - what's the link between Eoin's history lessons and the new spirit he's spotted wearing a Belvedere rugby jersey? ... Historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby, rebellion and ghosts. 'Beautifully crafted by Siggins, this is a book that will thrill any rugby-mad youngster while delighting sports fans (of any age) with an interest in entertaining storytelling.' Irish Daily Mail on Rugby Warrior

Rugby Warrior Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time.

Rugby Warrior Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time.

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2014

It's a new school term and Eoin Madden has new responsibilities. He's now captain of the Under 14s team and has to deal with friction between his friend Rory and new boy Dylan as they thrash it out for a place as scrum-half. And away from the pitch Eoin has his hands full. He starts work on a project about Irish-born All Black Dave Gallaher who died in World War I. Then history becomes reality when an old book brings Eoin a lot closer to the rugby legend than he ever thought possible ... Fast-paced action, mysterious spirits and feuding friends - it's a season to remember!

Rugby Spirit A new school, a new sport, an old mystery...

Rugby Spirit A new school, a new sport, an old mystery...

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2012

'Ok, lads, you have everything you need to win this game. So go out and do it ,' said the coach. Eoin's not sure if it will be so easy! He's just started a new school ... and a new sport. Everyone at school is mad about rugby, but Eoin hasn't even held a rugby ball before! With new rules to learn, new friends to make and new teachers to get a handle on, he really doesn't need to have Richie Duffy, the resident bully, picking him out as his latest target! And just who is this guy, Brian, who looks so out-of-date, but gives great rugby advice?

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