Doyle John

November 01, 2000
Kildare's John Doyle NAME: John Doyle DATE OF BIRTH: 30-1-78 HEIGHT: 6' 2" WEIGHT: 11st 7lbs CLUB: Allenwood COUNTY: Kildare NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): 1 SFC Leinster medal; 1 Kildare U21 county title; 1 Agricultural Colleges All-Ireland NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): Won an All-Ireland Cross Country Athletic College medal and won several boxing medals TOUGHEST OPPONENT: County - Finbar Cullen; Club - Mickey Mullins FAVOURITE FOOD: Bacon and cabbage HOBBIES: Reading, soccer and music VICES: Inconsistent refereeing NOMINATE WORLD'S LAZIEST PERSON: John Wiltshire (Allenwood team mate), Tadhg Fennin MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT: Missing a 14 yard free in a club game and am reminded every since by clubmates FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Larry Tompkins and Colm O'Rourke SPORTS LEGEND YOU MOST ADMIRE: Mick O'Connell INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: My father Harry and Paul Earley, Allenwood manager CHOSEN SPECIALIST SUBJECT ON MASTERMIND: Irish music BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing county final in 1999 FAVOURITE OLYMPIC SPORT: 100m FAVOURITE CARTOON CHARACTER: Bart Simpson IDEAL DRINKING COMPANY: Michael (Butcher) Mullins and Robbie Carroll GAA GRIPES: A panel confined to 24 when there could be 30 lads training hard all year RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES: My father (Harry) played for Kildare in the early seventies and won an Under 21 Leinster medal; my cousin Ken Doyle (present Kildare player) FAVOURITE ACTOR: Morgan Freeman WHAT FILM WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO STAR IN: Braveheart FAVOURITE BOOK: Paul Hills "Stolen Years" FAVOURITE MUSIC: Christy Moore and traditional Irish WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTO: Travel the world IF YOU HAPPENED UPON A TIME MACHINE, WHERE WOULD YOU TRAVEL AND WHEN: Dublin 1916 IDEAL BATHTUB COMPANION: Meg Ryan HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED: As someone who achieved the ultimate honour of winning an All-Ireland with Kildare HOW DO YOU THINK YOU'LL BE REMEMBERED: As someone who gave everything for club and county on the field and was a good friend off the field Taken from Hogan Stand magazine November 2000 Vol 10 No 37


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