We would like to thank Irishify for their sponsorship of this evening’s game with Shelbourne.

Based in Partnership Court on the Ramparts in Dundalk, Irishify’s mission from day one has been to reunite the diaspora with Ireland, whether it be through an Irish gift hamper or a personalised video shoutout from a well-known celebrity.

The hampers have proven to be very popular and are shipped to pretty much every corner of the world. Popular Irish sauces including Sing Li, Tayto and Cadbury’s are among the most sought after produce for ex-pats craving a little taste of home.

Helping local people reconnect with home has been the driving force of the business right from the get go. The initial idea came to co-founder Paddy Casey during the first lockdown, a tough time for everyone as people were unable to come home to visit family they missed.

Suddenly, all the things we loved to do, like going to watch Dundalk at Oriel Park, were no longer open to us. Fast-forward to 2022, and, thankfully, life has somewhat returned to normal.

2022 has seen Irishify expand into the Irish craft gift marketplace. In addition to their original offering, they now stock Irish gifts from craft businesses all over the island of Ireland.

The most popular items in recent times have been the Irish prints from local artists and photographers. Irishify offers free shipping on all prints to the USA, Canada, EU, UK, and Ireland.

‘The Gift and The Gab’ has also proven to be a popular package with renowned names such as comedian Pat McDonnell and Joe Rooney, best known as ‘Father Damo’ from iconic TV show Father Ted, among the names who can give a shoutout to friends and family.

Irishify also have sporting figures such as world snooker champion Ken Doherty, sports pundit Roddy Collins, former footballer John Aldridge and music stars like Cliona O’Hagan and the Celtic Tenors. Locally, Dundalk FC striker Patrick Hoban has also come on board for personalised video shoutouts.

We would like to thank Irishify for their continued support and we’re also delighted to welcome their special guest – and Dundalk FC’s most famous New York supporter, Joseph R Gannascoli – aka Vito from The Sopranos – to Oriel Park this evening!

For more information on Irishify, visit their website at www.irishify.com