Dubs and Kerry stars get saucy before All Ireland final

GAABy Eugene Masterson
Heinz GAA players
Heinz GAA players

Ahead of the most anticipated GAA clash of the year, Dublin v Kerry in the All Ireland Football Final, Heinz has once again teamed up with Scottish-born artist Steve Doogan to create the final instalment of its ‘Sauceterpiece’ series.

The epic image, created using only Heinz’s BBQ Heroes range to paint with, depicts Kerry’s James O’Donoghue and Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan. 

The duo will go head-to-head this Sunday at Croke Park for the biggest prize in Gaelic football, giving Doogan the perfect opportunity to create his final ‘Sauceterpiece’, following one-of-a-kind illustrations of the likes of Ed Sheeran and ‘Tyrannosauces Rex’.

While O’Donoghue and O’Sullivan do battle this Sunday, the rivalry will have some added spice, as both of O’Sullivan’s parents were born and raised in The Kingdom. The Kilmacud Crokes man said: “The rivalry has never been an issue for me and my family and I think it adds excitement to the game.” 

Speaking about the series of ‘Sauceterpieces’, Doogan said, “Working with Heinz on this project has been a really interesting and rewarding experience. It’s certainly been a challenge having to work with such an unusual medium, but with every creative opportunity that comes my way I keep an open mind and try to enjoy the ride.”

This is the final installation of a series that also included a saucy portrait of Ed Sheeran. 

Steve Doogan is a Scottish-born illustrator, drawer and print maker hailing from Glasgow but has been based in Dublin for the past 14 years. Doogan is celebrated internationally for his distinct style of portraiture and has appeared on the main stage of OFFSET in 2015.

To view the work of art, check out Heinz’s Facebook page where a gallery will host the masterpieces across the summer. 

To view the way the sketch was created, check out the video below

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