Published on: 06/10/21

Irishify Father’s Day Gift Guide

Treat your Dad to a truly unique personalised gift on any budget this Father’s Day. Whether he’s a Dad-joke connoisseur, a sports fan or loves his TV shows, we’ve got something for every Dad!

Get’s up at 7am on a Saturday to mow the lawn, lives for the GAA of a Sunday, follows his soccer club like they’re his own family. Does this description fit the bill? If so, get him a sports shoutout, he’ll only be delighted with it!

Top Sports Shoutouts

Roddy Collins

Roddy Collins is a charismatic former professional footballer, best known for his managerial career. The flamboyant Dubliner has managed several League of Ireland clubs including Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, Cork City and Derry City.

He led Bohs to the Premier Division title and FAI Cup and also clinched a First Division title while at Athlone Town. The ideal gift for your sports-loving Dad this Father’s Day.

John Aldridge

Aldo is quite simply an Irish football legend. He was a key member of Jackie’s Army, netting 19 goals in 69 Ireland appearances.  He made his debut in Jack Charlton’s first match as manager, and went on to appear in two World Cups and Euro 88.

John also enjoyed a massively successful club career, winning a league title and FA Cup at Liverpool before moving on to Real Sociedad and Tranmere Rovers. Aldo subsequently managed the latter, guiding them to a League Cup final in 2000.

If your Dad is more of a snooker fan, we’ve got you covered with shoutouts from world champion snooker legends Ken Doherty and Dennis Taylor.

For the Dad Joke Connoisseur

Why do Golfers wear two pairs of socks? ‘Incase they get a hole in one’. Is your Dad constantly cracking terrible but brilliant Dad jokes? We’ve got the perfect gifts just for him. From Gary Cooke’s cracking impression of Eamonn Dunphy to Waterford Whisper’s News headlines, we have something for every dad out there.

Gary Cooke

Gary Cooke is an Irish actor and writer, best known as being one-third of the Aprés Match sketch comedy group. The trio have performed sketches on RTÉ, mostly after competitive Irish internationals, for almost 25 years.

Gary is infamous for his spot-on portrayal of Eamon Dunphy with Aprés Match. Gary has been involved in other comedy shows such as Bridget & Eamon and Irish Pictorial Weekly.

Gary’s repertoire of impersonations includes the likes of John Giles, Bono, Sir Alex Ferguson and Donald Trump amongst others.

Waterford Whisper’s News

Waterford Whispers News is best known for giving you the only news you can rely on, day in, day out.

Started by Colm Williamson in his bedroom 10 years ago, WWN has gone on to appear on radio, TV, playing sold out gigs around the country and writing a series of best selling books. Check out more Father’s Day gift ideas over on our Instagram.

For the Irish TV loving Dad

Does your Dad put the feet up after a long day with a cuppa gripping the remote only to fall asleep within minutes? Join the club. We’ve got a whole host of Irish actors from two of Ireland’s most iconic TV Shows, Father Ted and Hardy Bucks.

Joe Rooney

Joe Rooney is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his starring roles in Iconic Irish TV shows. He famously played Father Damo in Father Ted and Timmy Higgins in Killinaskully. Joe has performed stand-up shows to sold out arenas across the globe from New York and Shanghai to Toronto and Dubai.

Martin Maloney

Martin is best known for playing Eddie Durkan in the hit comedy series and movie Hardy Bucks. He has also starred in Vikings, The Black Spot and Republic of Telly. You can see some of his irishify sample shoutouts here.

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