Doyle Robin

23 May 1997
Galway’s Robin Doyle

NAME: Robin Doyle

DATE OF BIRTH: 17-1-75

HEIGHT: 6’

WEIGHT: 13st

CLUB: Mervue

COUNTY: Galway

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Connacht Minor, Junior and Under 21 Championships; member of Maynooth College Senior Hurling team

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): Connacht Schools Triple Jump Champion 1992; Member of Galway City Underage soccer team

INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: v Westmeath, League 1997

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: The girlfriend

FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Tuam Stadium; Cusack Park, Ennis

HOBBIES: Golf, fishing, snooker, current affairs

FAVOURITE POSITION: Centre half back

FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Glen Ryan (Kildare), Sean Og De Paor, Tomais Mannion (Galway)

INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Bosco McDermott and Mervue GAA club

THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Galway minor captain 1993

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing All-Ireland Under 21 semi final to Kerry 1996

OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Michael Donnelan and Declan Meehan (Galway)

WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: 1) Allowing direct pick up off the ground 2) Increased television coverage

DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: Yes, numerous cousins involved in underage scenes in Waterford

PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: The Man from Delmonte

FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: ’All right boss!’

PET HATES: Mowing the lawn, a tidy bedroom

FAVOURITE MUSIC: Queen

FAVOURITE FILM: Pulp Fiction, In The Name Of The Father

IDEAL DATE: Demi Moore

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? Good craic and a decent footballer

Taken from Hogan Stand magazine
23rd May 1997
Vol 7 No 21