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Fintan's Fifteen

Fintan's Fifteen

Ireland's Worst Hurling Team Wants You!

Written by and Illustrated by Alan Nolan

Ray is tired of losing every match he plays with his team, the Ballybreen Terriers. Before they become the laughing stock of the leadership, Ray persuades Fintan Heffernan, ex-star player of U10's to leave his early retirement and computer games to help bring his rival 'Dirty Den' down and lead the Ballybreen Terriers to the victory they deserve.

Paperback: €8.99
Paperback: 128 pages
Size:195x125 mm
ISBN: 9781847172532

E-Book (ePub): €5.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781847176578

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.

Alan Nolan

Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.

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

Irish Independent

triumph of the underdogs’ theme guarantees this book will attract the attention of young sports fans

Evening Echo

the variety of narrative techniques add greatly to the enjoyment and excitement … suitable for age nine and upwards

Irish Examiner

fantastic

RTE2’s Elev8

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

parentsintouch.co.uk

if your child is a fan of hurling, they are sure to love Alan Nolan’s book, Fintan’s Fifteen

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Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Rights Held: World, all languages

Also by Alan Nolan:

Six Million Ways to Die
Destination: Homicide!
And The Blood Flowed Green
Sam Hannigan's Woof Week
Let's Colour Ireland!
Sam Hannigan and the Last Dodo

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