Written by
Trent Johnston
Gerard Siggins
Raiders of the Carribean PB

The fascinating story of Ireland's World Cup Journey, and the amazing victories over two of the world's best teams: Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Includes a preface by Brian Lara.
Signed copies available

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208 pages
234x156 mm
Category Sport

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When Ireland qualified for the last eight of the cricket world cup in the West Indies, they opened up many people’s eyes to the mere existence of the sport here.

The very English game of cricket has been played in Ireland for more than two centuries but it was only when a special group of players came together that international success was enjoyed.

Captain Trent Johnston and journalist Gerard Siggins trace the long and difficult journey Irish cricket had to make to reach the World Cup, as well as the story of Ireland's amazing victories over two of the world's best teams: Pakistan and Bangladesh.

This is the real story, as it happened, from the Irish captain - contains spectacular and intimate photographs of the amazing games that saw the team reach the Super Eights. Also includes interviews with the team, other players, fans and Bob Woolmer.

With a preface by Brian Lara, this is a must for everyone who was intrigued and delighted by the success of the Irish Cricket team.

Signed copies available

TRENT JOHNSTON was a leading cricketer in Sydney first grade when he came to Ireland as a professional in 1995. He later played for New South Wales and moved to Dublin permanently in 2004 when he was first capped for Ireland. He has since played more than 50 games, and captained at the 2007 World Cup.

Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin in 1962. Initially a sports journalist, he worked for many years in the Sunday Tribune, where he became assistant editor. He has written several books about cricket and rugby. His Rugby Spirit series has sold over 50,000 copies and is hugely popular with sports-loving children around the world. Gerard regularly visits schools to talk about his books.

A fascinating read and not just for cricket fans

Sunday Times

For once, this was a sporting story that needed to be told.

Sunday Business Post

The ultimate insiders account.

The Irish Times

Well-written chronicle of the unheralded Irish cricket team’s thrilling adventure in the West Indies

The Newsletter

For anyone interested in the game, and even for those you aren’t.

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