|Full name||George O'Boyle|
|Date of birth||14 December 1967|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|1988–1989||→ Linfield (loan)||24||(9)|
|2001–2002||Queen of the South||7||(3)|
|1998||Northern Ireland B||1||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
O'Boyle, a striker, began his Irish league career with Distillery before moving to Linfield. He left Northern Ireland in 1988 to join French club Bordeaux. The following year, he joined Dunfermline Athletic for £250,000. In 1994, he was signed by St Johnstone manager Paul Sturrock for a £200,000 fee. He reached both the high and low points of his career during his seven years at McDiarmid Park. He played in the 1998 Scottish League Cup Final defeat by Rangers.
On 5 January 2001, O'Boyle and St Johnstone teammate Kevin Thomas were sacked following drug-taking allegations. The two players, it was alleged, were found using an unidentified white powder (allegedly cocaine) at the club's Christmas 2000 party in Perth's That Bar. The Scottish Premier League attempted to overturn the sacking but it was over-ruled by the Scottish FA.
He would leave football altogether and return to his native Shankill Road until in 2015 taking up the role of assistant to manager Colin McIlwaine at Northern Amateur Football League club Albert Foundry. In the summer of 2016 O'Boyle followed McIlwaine to Lisburn Distillery, again taking up the role of assistant.
- O'Boyle sacked by St Johnstone – BBC Sport
- O'Boyle and Thomas lodge court appeal – BBC Sport
- Sacked pair talk of drug scandal – BBC Sport
- BBC Sport's Northern Ireland page
- GEORGE O'BOYLE: SHANKILL MAN A DUNFERMLINE AND ST JOHNSTONE LEGEND.
- DISTILLERY: New management set out to let the good times roll