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
triumph of the underdogs’ theme guarantees this book will attract the attention of young sports fans
the variety of narrative techniques add greatly to the enjoyment and excitement … suitable for age nine and upwards
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
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