Buachaill óg as an bPolainn é Karol Laska agus é ag cur faoi in Éirinn ó bhí sé an-óg. Ón gcéad lá a chonaic sé buachaillí óga ag lascadh liathróide le maidí aisteacha ina lámha, mar ab fhacthas dó iad, ba é mian a chroí a bheith ina shár-iománaí. Agus éiríonn leis!
Faoin am a bhfuil sé sna déaga tá sé ina iománaí oilte agus ina chaptaen ar fhoireann na scoile. Tá ag éirí go geal leis, ach ansin tarlaíonn tubaiste; cailleann a athair a phost agus tá ar an gclann go léir filleadh ar an bPolainn, áit nach bhfaca Karol le deich mbliana, agus áit nach n-imrítear aon iomáint…
Bhuaigh an saothar seo duais Chumann Lúthchleas Gael i gComórtais Liteartha an Oireachtais.
Karol Laska is a young boy from Poland who has been living in Ireland since he was a young boy. From the first time that he saw other boys playing hurling he has loved the game and it has been his fervent wish to be a great hurling player. He is determined and he succeeds in his goal to be a great hurler.
By the time he is a teenager, he is a skilful player and the captain of the school hurling team. Life is great for Karol until he is hit with the news that his father has lost his job and the whole family have to go back to Poland, a place that he hasn’t seen in ten years and, to his dismay, nobody plays hurling.
This story won the GAA Prize in the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary competitions.