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Denis Doyle

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Full nameDenise Doyle
Date of birth1900
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Place of deathNiagara Falls, United States
Playing positionWing Half

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Denis "Dinny" Doyle (born 1900, date of death unknown) was an Irish football wing half who played professionally in Ireland and the United States. He earned one caps with the Irish Free State national football team in 1926. He was born in Dublin.

He joined Shamrock Rovers F.C. in 1922 and played in that years FAI Cup final which they lost in a replay. He then moved back to centre-half until he left the club in 1927. That year, he moved to the United States with Bob Fullam where he signed with the Philadelphia Celtic of the American Soccer League. The team played only ten games before failing financially. He then transferred to the Fall River Marksmen. He won three league titles with the Marksmens. He began the 1929-1930 season with the Marksmen, playing three games, before transferring to the Pawtucket Rangers. In 1931, he moved to the New York Yankees. He spent his last years in Niagara Falls.

He won one cap for the Irish Free State against Italy in Turin on the 21st of March 1926.

He was part of the Rovers sides that won 2 leagues in the 1920s going through the entire season unbeaten. He was also part of the side that played in the club's opening fixtures at Glenmalure Park in 1926.

His father Tommy Doyle had played for the Hoops in the early years and his younger brother, also Tommy, played for Rovers after Dinny emigrated. A nephew Jackie Mooney won 2 FAI Cups with Rovers in the 1960s. Dinny's great grandson Jason Doyle played for Rovers during the 1991/92 season. Dinny,s brother Christy (Kit) born 1904 had a son also named Christy who played in Toronto, New York and Chicago in the 1960s and had the honor of winning both the US and Canadian amateur National Championships in the same year 1968. With the Chicago Kickers in July 1968 and the Toronto Royals in September 1968 before returning to Chicago in 1969 and rejoining the Kickers to win the title again in 1970. Now retired in Charlotte NC.


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