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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Cyfres Rygbi: 3. Rebel Rygbi

Cyfres Rygbi: 3. Rebel Rygbi

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2018

Cyfres Rygbi: 2. Rhyfelwr Rygbi

Cyfres Rygbi: 2. Rhyfelwr Rygbi

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2017

Cyfres Rygbi: 1. Ysbryd Rygbi

Cyfres Rygbi: 1. Ysbryd Rygbi

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

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?

Ireland's 100 Cricket Greats 100 Greats

Ireland's 100 Cricket Greats 100 Greats

Author: Gerard Siggins, James Fitzgerald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Features images and biographies of the top 100 cricketers in Ireland's history. This book features - amongst others - Ed Joyce, Jeremy Bray, Alec O'Riordan, Dermott Monteith, Niall O'Brien, Alan Lewis, Sir Tim O'Brien, Jimmy Boucher, Angus Dunlop and Ossie Colhoun.

Green Days Cricket In Ireland 1792-2005

Green Days Cricket In Ireland 1792-2005

Author: Gerard Siggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2005

With a fascinating collection of vintage photographs, and stunning action shots from the modern era, Gerard Siggins tells the story of cricket in Ireland, from the earliest days up to the ICC Trophy final in July 2005. It is the story of a sport buffeted by the enormous social and political changes of the last 200 years, with war, famine, revolution, independence, and economic boom and bust all impacting on Irish cricket. Ireland's cricket history is an extraordinarily colourful one; peopled by writers such as Joyce, Shaw and Beckett; statesmen such as the Duke of Wellington, Parnell, John Redmond and John Hume; and personalities such as Lady Gregory, Thomas Andrews and Colin Farrell. Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin in 1962. He founded and edited Irish Cricket Magazine (1984-87) and has written on cricket, since 1985 in the Sunday Tribune , where he is assistant editor. He is a regular contributor to the Cricket Ireland website and other publications. He was president of Dublin University CC from 1992-97; for whom his senior career consisted of one match in 1988. He did not bat or bowl, but while fielding stopped one cracking drive by Brian Gilmore. He wishes he had more to say about his cricket career, but is more than happy with that. Ireland recently qualified for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. This book includes over 100 top quality pictures of past and present. It is an interesting narrative on the history of cricket in Ireland.

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