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'How do you play every game?' yelled Mick. 'Like the All-Ireland Final!' cheered the whole dressing room.

Danny Wilde wants one thing more than anything else in the world and that's to get his GAA team, Littlestown Crokes, to the top of the League. With the help of his dad, their coach, Mick, he knows they can win.

Things go wrong, when Danny stays with his horrible uncle and aunt, who know nothing about GAA, can the Crokes can make it after all?

Danny comes up with a brilliant plan, but needs a whole lot of help to make it work

The first title in a fantastic NEW Sports Fiction series

Little Croker - Joe O'Brien

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Title
Little Croker
Author
Joe O'Brien
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
The O'Brien Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080829

'How do you play every game?' yelled Mick. 'Like the All-Ireland Final!' cheered the whole dressing room.

Danny Wilde wants one thing more than anything else in the world and that's to get his GAA team, Littlestown Crokes, to the top of the League. With the help of his dad, their coach, Mick, he knows they can win.

Things go wrong, when Danny stays with his horrible uncle and aunt, who know nothing about GAA, can the Crokes can make it after all?

Danny comes up with a brilliant plan, but needs a whole lot of help to make it work

The first title in a fantastic NEW Sports Fiction series

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Joe O'Brien lives in Ballyfermot in Dublin with his wife and children. He is the author of nine books featuring Alfie Green, a boy who can talk to plants. For older readers he has written three books about Danny Wilde and his Littlestown Crokes GAA team, Legends' Lair (about Charlie Stubbs and his dreams of becoming a soccer player) and one fantasy novel, Beyond the Cherry Tree. He has appeared on RTE's The Den, TV3's Ireland AM and many radio shows. He regularly holds readings in bookshops and libraries around the country.


'Welcome addition to sports literature for youngsters.'



Sunday Independent

'One young sports obsessive I know sped through the story . . . praised the back-story.'



The Irish Times

'Young GAA fans everywhere will want to get their hands on a copy of Little Croker.'



Carlow Nationalist

'a sharply executed tale with plenty of humourous characterisations and some serious storylines thrown in'



Inis Magazine

'O'Brien is good at conjuring up the atmosphere of the GAA and the importance that a club has in a local community. Will appeal to football mad boys and girls'



Books Ireland

'a good, intelligent, contemporary Irish read'



Inis Magazine

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Gaelic football - Juvenile fiction.|Sports stories.|Children's stories.
Country of Publication
Ireland
Number of Pages
187

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