Tiger Boots

Tiger Boots

The Crokes are playing great football this season, but Danny's life is complicated! Between training, school and a fundraising football marathon, it will be a season to remember!

O'Brien Press/CBI 'Design A Cover’ Competition Winner 2018: Harry Hughes, Kilcoona National School, Co. Galway 

E-Book (ePub): €6.99
ISBN: 9781847173980

Themes: Friendships, Sport

Series: Little Croker

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The third Danny Wilde book

'Enjoy your football and you'll always be a winner!' yelled the coach.

The Crokes are doing well in the football league this season, but off the pitch things aren't so good; Danny's dad, the Crokes' coach, is having a hard time - he's worried about his job, and his friends' daughter, Clara, is sick and needs an expensive operation.

But GAA is like one big family, and when Danny and the Crokes hear that Clara is the captain of her GAA team in Boston, they're determined to raise money for her. Despite some hitches along the way - like trouble with Trinity, the girl he has his eye on - between training, school and a fundraising football marathon, Danny and the Crokes make this a season to remember!


Joe O'Brien

Joe O'Brien lives in Ballyfermot in Dublin with his wife and children. He is the author of nine books featuring Alfie Green, a boy who can talk to plants. For older readers he has written three books about Danny Wilde and his Littlestown Crokes GAA team, Legends' Lair (about Charlie Stubbs and his dreams of becoming a soccer player) and one fantasy novel, Beyond the Cherry Tree. He has appeared on RTE's The Den, TV3's Ireland AM and many radio shows. He regularly holds readings in bookshops and libraries around the country.


an enjoyable story for football fans with the added element of caring for other people. A good story with well-rounded characters and plenty of football action for sport fans 

Parents in Touch

'all about the GAA as a big family that helps each other out'

Books Ireland

'a charming, well written sport-adventure story for readers of 8+ ... sure to please any young GAA player'

Irish Independent

'full of the usual GAA atmosphere and excitement'

Irish Examiner

'it’s central theme of the big happy family of the GAA caring for all its members should warm the cockles of every footballer’s heart'

Evening Echo

'a tale to hook even the most reluctant young male reader'

Evening Echo

'will be enjoyed by all football fans ... would encourage the reluctant reader in upper primary school ... though mainly aimed at boys, there is enough to keep girls interested too'

Inis Magazine
Rights Held: World, all languages

Also by Joe O'Brien:

Little Croker
Alfie Green and the Magical Gift
Alfie Green and a Sink Full of Frogs
Alfie Green and the Bee-Bottle Gang
Alfie Green and the Fly-Trapper
Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler

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