Patrick Osborne, Dublin

Patrick was born in 1971 in the heart of Dublin’s Inner-City and was educated at St. Paul’s CBS, North Brunswick Street. He qualified as an Amenity Horticulturist from the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin in 1992 and now lives in Killarney. He is a referee with the FAI, something that given him plenty of material for his writing over the years!

Baxter's Boys is Patrick’s debut novel. He has written and performed several short plays to date including Sam Who? - The Irish Hangover (2014); Bar Flies (2018); A Fishy Tale (2019) & Bin Wars (2020). He is currently working on the screenplay for Baxter’s Boys as well as writing his second novel, a darkly comic, kidnap caper and quirky love story. 

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by Patrick Osborne

About the Book

Baxter’s Boys is a dark comedy about a dysfunctional football team set in a disadvantaged part of Dublin.  The story follows the team on and off the pitch over the course of a season as they progress in the cup while also trying to win over the local community with hilarious consequences.

One of the key players is Davey Byrne, a part-time courier & full-time petty criminal. His best friend is Fran Reilly, an unemployed single father who is battling to keep custody of his young daughter while another teammate, Mick Young, the college educated posh lad with the killer looks is facing being made homeless.

Their Scouse manager, Pa Baxter has somehow guided the team of misfits which also includes an armed robber and a hitman to the latter stages of the cup. But with trouble always on the horizon, can they keep it together long enough to win the cup?