Gerard Siggins

Gerard Siggins

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 65,000 copies and is hugely popular with sports-loving children around the world. Gerard regularly visits schools to talk about his books.

Gaelic Spirit - Field of Dreams ... Home of History

Football Fiesta - Sports Academy Book 1

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Football Fiesta - Sports Academy Book 1

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Rugby Redzone - Sports Academy Book 2

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Rugby Spirit - A new school, a new sport, an old mystery...

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Rugby Warrior - Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time.

Rugby Rebel - Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

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Rugby Flyer - Haunting history, thrilling tries

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Rugby Runner - Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

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Rugby Heroes - Ghostly Ground, Deadly Danger

Gaelic Spirit - Field of Dreams ... Home of History

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Football Spirit

United they Stand, United they Soar

Rugby Spirit book 8.

Eoin wants a break from rugby this year and he jumps at the chance to play soccer instead! But who is the ghostly footballer with links to Dalymount Park that Eoin and his friends keep meeting? 

From Busby Babes to Castlerock Red Rockets, football links the generations.

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Football Fiesta

Sports Academy Book 1

Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world!

Joe knows he has no chance of catching the mysterious scout’s eye – he loves football, but he’s by far the worst player in his club. Despite this, he’s whisked away to a remote island and teamed up with four other kids: Kim, Craig, Ajit and Jess.

 

 

Rugby Redzone

Sports Academy Book 2

Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world!

Read all about Kim and her friends at Sports Academy where, with the help of eccentric, genius coaches, they are transformed into serious players in their own sports.

Rugby Spirit

A new school, a new sport, an old mystery...

Eoin has just started a new school … and a new sport. Everyone at school is mad about rugby, but Eoin hasn’t even held a rugby ball before! And why does everybody seem to know more about his own grandad than he does?

Rugby Warrior

Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time.

Eoin Madden is now captain of the Under 14s team and has to deal with friction between his friend Rory and new boy Dylan as they battle for a place as scrum-half. Fast-paced action, mysterious spirits and feuding friends – it’s a season to remember!

Sequel to the hugely successful Rugby Spirit.

Rugby Rebel

Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

Book three in Gerard Siggins' supernatural Rugby series.

Rugby Flyer

Haunting history, thrilling tries

Eoin and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham to play & watch rugby. There, he meets a ghost: Prince Obolensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2.

Rugby Runner

Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

Eoin Madden is captain of the Junior Cup team, training with Leinster and aiming for Ireland's Under 16 World Cup team. He also has to deal with grumpy friends, teachers piling on the homework – AND a ghost on a mission that goes back to the very origins of the game of rugby. 

Books, crooks and rucks - it’s all to play for this term!

 

Rugby Heroes

Ghostly Ground, Deadly Danger

Take a dive into history – with some help from rugby legends of the past!

Eoin Madden is Castlerock College’s star player and he's been called up for Ireland in the Under 16 Four Nations! When his oldest and best ghostly friend calls for help, can Eoin and his band of heroes their deadliest mystery yet?

 

Gaelic Spirit

Field of Dreams ... Home of History

With no rugby over the summer, sports-mad Eoin Madden and his friends head to Ormondstown GAA club to get involved in hurling and football. Some local bullies spoil things a bit -- but when the ghosts of Brian Hanrahan and Michael Hogan appear, it's clear there is something more sinister brewing.

Rugby Spirit series

Eoin has just started a new school … and a new sport. Everyone at school is mad about rugby, but Eoin hasn’t even held a rugby ball before! And why does everybody seem to know more about his own grandad than he does?

All seven Rugby Spirit books at a great price.

Lansdowne Road

The Stadium; the matches; the greatest days

The Lansdowne Road stadium was at the heart of so much of Irish sport for over a century -- from athletics to rugby and soccer it has seen the hopes of a nation raised and dashed: as well as the esctacy of victory! This lavishly-illustrated history covers it all, right up to the new Aviva stadium.