Dublin: 3 °C Sunday 29 May, 2022

7 Irish duos that work better together

Good separately, but great together.

SOME THINGS JUST work better together.

Like tea and toast, peas and carrots, or a good Guinness with some Tayto, they simply shouldn’t be served without each other. Here are the Irish duos that just complement each other to perfection.

1. Zig and Zag

From the planet Zog. These alien twins made their debut on Dempsey’s Den on RTE in 1987, before moving on to Channel 4 in the early 90s. These brothers are more than the sum of their parts – they go hand in hand together. Although not literally, Zag would really hate that.

Source: TehCheese

2. Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins is one of Ireland’s top trainers, and it’s usually top jumps jockey Ruby Walsh he picks to ride his best horses. This duo have ridden to Grand National victory in 2005 with Hedgehunter, and won the Champion Hurdle in both 2011 and 2013 with Hurricane Fly.

Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

3. Jedward

John and Edward are so inseparable that they just go by one name. Love them or loathe them (and they’re plenty used to both by this stage), you can’t deny that Jedward have done us proud in the Eurovision. Well, who else could we have convinced to wear such, ahem, “daring” outfits on an international stage?

Source: AP/Press Association Images

4. Ted and Dougal

Some of the best priests on Craggy Island. Just don’t let Dougal near that funeral mass. Or Ted near those funds. Actually, best to just let Mrs Doyle take care of anything important in the parish.

Source: Screened

5. Dunphy and Giles

Ah, the brilliant bickering between Eamon Dunphy and Johnny Giles. Almost exactly like watching two grumpy auld lads in the pub, except beamed live into your living room. What would the match be without it?

The lads in 1997 Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

6. Cully and Sully

Cullen Allen and Colum O’Sullivan (better known as Cully and Sully) came up with their food business in 2003. Cully is credited as being the culinary inspiration behind the two, with Sully being the business brains, with the range including soups, pies and ready meals. Since then, they’ve grown exponentially, and their accolades include the Global Sial D’or, the Bridgestone and Great Taste Awards.

Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

7. John McColgan and Moya Doherty

These two can do no wrong – they brought Ireland Riverdance, for God’s sake. Not only that, but they run Tyrone Productions, one of Ireland’s leading independent television production companies.

The Sage One accounts and payroll service comes with free 24 hour telephone and email support so is the perfect partner for your business. For just €33 per month, Sage One Accounts Extra is ideal for businesses that need more from their accounts, offering overseas trade, multi-business management and the ability to add multiple users with different levels of access. So, if your business needs a plus one, take a free 30 day trial today at www.sageone.ie/accounts-extra.

Who would be in your dream Irish duo? Let us know in the comments.

Sponsored by:


Read next: