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, as well as being co-author of Lansdowne Road: The Stadium; The Matches; The Greatest Days.
an old-fashioned adventure story ... The descriptions of rugby practice sessions and matches would make little sense to anyone unfamiliar with the game, but these sections are quite short and the mystery and adventure elements of the book are enough to keep more general readers interested ...The narrative moves at a brisk pace and the language is clear enough for readers of nine and over. On the whole, a very enjoyable book -- Historical Novel Society a great book ... gripping ... a brilliant read for ages 8 years upwards ... a knowledge of rugby is not necessary but could make it more enjoyable -- InTouch young rugby fans will enjoy the adventures of Dublin schoolboy Eoin Madden as he tries to help his school win a cup and, at the same time, solve a ghostly mystery ... a brilliant read for kids aged ten and up -- Rugby World it is very mysterious and full of things that made me wonder. I was on the edge of my seat reading it. I would definitely recommend it for other young readers who enjoy a good mystery novel -- seomraranga.com historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby, rebellion and ghosts. Well told and with a background that will appeal to teens, this is an excellent read with a very interesting combination of sport, mystery and fantasy -- parentsintouch.co.uk a good read for any child, especially those with an interest in sports -- mummypages.ie highly recommended, brilliantly written and hugely entertaining -- Sunday World