Is mise do chara
Ester Gobl Uí Nualláin
Is buille mór do Oisín é nuair a bhaintear gortú dá chois sa chluiche leathcheannais sa pheil. An mbeidh ar Laochra Longfoirt cur chun na páirce gan é sa chluiche ceannais? Tá an gortú fisiciúíl dona go leor, ach is measa fós é an beag is fiú a dhéanann deirfiúr Oisín – Ciara – den bhuachaill óg agus den ghortú atá air. Bíonn ar Oisín dul go domhain ann féin féachaint an bhfuil an misneach aige is gá chun teacht slán ar an dá bhuille seo a bhuailtear air.
Tá an misneach, an faitíos, an fhéinmhuinín agus an tuiscint fite fuaite ar a chéile síos tríd sa saothar íogair seo.
Oisín is devastated when he is injured during the semi-final football match. Will the Longford Heroes have to go ahead and play without him in the final? The physical injury is bad enough, but he is doubly hurt by his sister Ciara belittling him and his injury. Oisín will have to dig deep to find the courage within himself to overcome both injuries.
Courage, fear, self-confidence, and understanding are woven throughout this work that deals with challenging subjects with sensitivity.