'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
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.'
'One young sports obsessive I know sped through the story . . . praised the back-story.'
'Young GAA fans everywhere will want to get their hands on a copy of Little Croker.'
'a sharply executed tale with plenty of humourous characterisations and some serious storylines thrown in'
'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'
'a good, intelligent, contemporary Irish read'