John Doyle (Gaelic footballer)

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John Doyle
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Corner Forward
Born (1978-01-30) 30 January 1978 (age 39)
Allenwood, County Kildare
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Years Club
Years County Apps (scores)
2000 - 2014 Kildare 59
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All Stars 1

John Doyle is a Gaelic footballer for Kildare.

Playing career[edit]

Doyle has won one Agricultural Colleges All-Ireland. His talents are very versatile and he has won an All-Ireland Cross Country Athletic College medal and won several boxing medals.[1] Doyle also more recently[when?] has taken up a managerial role with the Maynooth Sigerson first team.


Doyle plays his club football for Allenwood and was awarded Kildare Footballer of the Year in 2004 and 2005. He won the Kildare Senior Football Championship with Allenwood in 2004. Doyle and Allenwood's form continued in 2006 with a Kildare Senior Football Championship final appearance against Moorefield.


Doyle has won one Leinster Senior Football Championship medal with Kildare in 2000 and a Kildare Under-21 county title. He was all round top scorer in the 2008 and 2010 Championships. Doyle was named as a 2010 Vodafone GAA football All Star for his performances with Kildare in the 2010 Championship. In 2012 Doyle captained Kildare to the National Football League Div 2 title with a win over Tyrone. in 2012 and 2013 he was on the |Kildare team to win the O'Byrne Cup. Doyle announced his retirement from inter-county football on April 6, 2014, at the age of 36. On his retirement Doyle had appeared 154 times for his county over a 15-year span.

International rules[edit]

Doyle was called up for the 2013 International Rules Series as a replacement for Aidan O'Shea ahead of the second Test.[2] He played for Ireland against Australia at Croke Park and won the Series.[3]


  • 4 Kildare Senior Player of the Years (2004, 2005, 2008, 2010)
  • 1 All Stars Award (2010)


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  2. ^ "Two changes to Ireland panel ahead of second Test". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ireland 116-37 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.