Tommy Doyle (Gaelic footballer)

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Tommy Doyle
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Half back/forward
Born (1956-03-03) 3 March 1956 (age 59)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nickname Private
Occupation Sales rep
Years Club
John Mitchels
Club titles
Kerry titles 2
Years County Apps (scores)
1977-1988 Kerry 41(0-25)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 9
All-Irelands 7
All Stars 3

Tommy Doyle (born 3 March 1956 in Chicago, Illinois) was an Irish sportsman who played Gaelic football with Annascaul GAA club and the Kerry senior football team in the 1970s and 1980s. He had a brief spell with John Mitchels in the early 90s. Doyle was an army private at one time, and so had the nickname "Private". He now works as a sales representative and lives in Cork.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Doyle was a member of one of the most successful teams ever to play Gaelic football. He won 7 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medals with Kerry, and was captain of the team in 1986. He received three consecutive GAA All Stars Awards, in 1984, 1985 and 1986.[2]


  1. ^ "Tommy Doyle". 13 August 1993. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Football All Stars". RTÉ Sport. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Páidí Ó Sé
Kerry Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Mikey Sheehy
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Páidí Ó Sé
All-Ireland Senior Football
winning captain

Succeeded by
Mick Lyons