SHIRTS: Adam Moynihan of Vintage GAA has offered fellow jersey collector Snoop Dogg these classic Kerry shirts to wear during his Killarney show. Inset: Snoop wearing an AC Milan jersey at a concert in Italy.
When rap superstar Snoop Dogg takes to the stage at Killarney’s INEC Arena next March, he could well be wearing the famous green and gold jersey of Kerry.
The American hip-hop legend has a penchant for jerseys and has sported the colours of several high-profile soccer teams while performing in their home cities.
From Barcelona to Milan to Liverpool, Snoop has worn some of the most famous shirts in the world, and now Killarney-based online retailer Vintage GAA has offered to kit the LA native out in a classic Kerry jersey for his highly anticipated trip to The Kingdom.
Vintage GAA creator Adam Moynihan, who is also the sports editor of the Killarney Advertiser, says it would be a “dream come true” to see a global icon like Snoop Dogg wearing one of his jerseys.
“It’s amazing first of all to hear that Snoop Dogg is even coming to Killarney – he’s one of the biggest rappers of all time – but seeing him perform on stage wearing the green and gold would really top it off,” Adam said. “I know he’s a jersey collector himself and he often wears them at his shows, so it would be a real honour to present him with a vintage Kerry GAA shirt to mark his visit.
“He’s a tall guy so I think the adidas jersey from 1998 would be a good fit, and I also have a match-worn No. 10 jersey from 2000 that he might like.
“I suppose, alternatively, we could give him one Legion jersey, one Spa, and one Dr Crokes and ask him to choose his favourite, although that might prove to be a bit too controversial.”
Adam has reached out to Snoop Dogg’s people to see if the man who gave us hip-hop classics such as ‘Gin N Juice’ and ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ would be open to wearing a throwback Kerry GAA jersey.
If he does appear at the Gleneagle’s INEC in green and gold, Snoop wouldn’t be the first rapper to don a jersey from the Vintage GAA collection. Waterford artist Yung Shakur, who had a breakthrough hit in 2020 with his hurling-inspired track ‘Swing’, is also a fan of Adam’s gear. He shared a video promoting Vintage GAA after receiving a classic Waterford jersey in January.
That collaboration has helped Adam to grow his Instagram following (@vintage.gaa) and after just a few months Vintage GAA is now approaching the 2,000 followers mark.
Tickets for Snoop Dogg’s Killarney show are expected to sell quickly when they are released at 9am next Wednesday, March 31. The Doggfather will be joined in Kerry by fellow rap stars Warren G, The Dogg Pound, Obie Trice and D-12.