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The Rodfather

About The Rodfather

The funniest man in football has teamed up with the No 1 bestselling creator of Ross O’Carroll Kelly to give you The Rodfather (published by Penguin Sandycove). Join them live in conversation with Richie McCormack from Off the Ball, Newstalk to hear Roddy’s most outrageous tales of life inside the beautiful game.

Roddy Collins is a football man – now in the sixth decade of a career as a player (at sixteen clubs), manager (twelve clubs) and commentator. And he is a funny man: an unequalled raconteur with a sharp eye for the absurdities of the professional game and spectacular recall. He has made friends wherever he has gone, along with some high-quality enemies. When John Delaney said he could get Roddy a job if he’d just stop criticising him, Roddy replied that he’d ‘rather dig holes in the road’.

Now, with the brilliant Paul Howard, Roddy puts it all down on paper for the first time – the adventures, the rows and the craic – in what will be not only one of the funniest but one of the most eye-opening books ever written about professional football.

Roddy Collins grew up in Cabra, on the north side of Dublin. In his long career as a player and then manager, he was often injured, many times sacked, and constantly on the move – but somehow always on the right side of football history. Now a beloved pundit and football personality, Roddy Collins lives in Dublin with his family.

Paul Howard is a journalist, author and comedy writer best known as the creator of the No 1 bestselling Ross O’Carroll-Kelly series. He has won a record four Irish Book Awards and is a former Irish Sports Journalist of Year and Irish Newspaper Columnist of the Year.

Book Tickets

October 13, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Doors 7:30pm

Event starts 8pm

Event ends 9:30pm

General Admission – €30.00

  • Ticket includes a copy of The Rodfather to be collected at the event
Please note seats are not allocated and operate on a first come first served basis.


Book Tickets