Olympian, Hockey World Cup Goalkeeper of the Tournament, Winner of Four All-American Awards: the inspirational story of one of the best hockey goalkeepers in the world, who lost her mum at a young age, went into foster care, and found a home between the goal posts in the Senior Women’s Irish hockey team.
Category: Accelerated Reader - Middle Years, Biography/Memoir, Sport
Great Irish Sports Stars
OLYMPIAN, HOCKEY WORLD CUP GOALKEEPER OF THE TOURNAMENT, WINNER OF FOUR ALL AMERICAN AWARDS
'It was down to Ayeisha now. If she saved the next penalty, Ireland, the tournament underdogs, would be in the final – for the first time ever.'
Growing up in Larne in County Antrim, Ayeisha was fearless. If she wasn’t climbing trees, she was playing soccer,
Irish dancing or throwing the javelin. When Ayeisha discovered hockey, she was hooked!
The inspirational story of one of the best hockey goalkeepers in the world, who lost her mum at a young age, went into foster care, and found a home between the goal posts in the Senior Women’s Irish hockey team.
sixth title in the rapidly-expanding Great Irish Sports Stars series from the O’Brien Press, following on from biographies of Cora Staunton, Colm Gooch Cooper, Sonia O’Sullivan, Shay Given, and Jason Sherlock … McFerran’s sporting success is the stuff of dreams. Author David Caren, a Dubliner now living in Cork, narrates her story in his first venture into children’s books, appealing both to sports fans and those who wouldn’t know their back sticks from their skorts. With a brief introduction to hockey terms and rules, this is, like the rest of the Great Irish Sports Stars series, a story to entertain and inspire readers aged nine-plus
this inspiring story of one young woman who went on to be one of the best hockey goalkeepers in the world is a reminder that even in the face of immense adversity, resilience and hope will triumph. A real treat for Irish sports fans of all ages; recommended for eight years old and up
the series is great to shed a light on some of the biggest names in their field
Written in accessible, easy to read prose, it is ideal for young sports fans
I would give this book a 10/10 because it tells you that you can do anything and to never give up! By Lainey (age 9), Scoil Mhuire, Barntown, Co. Wexford
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