Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Doyle is to join the Wexford U20 backroom team in an advisory role.
Doyle, one of the county’s greatest sporting exports, is to take up a role with the young footballers according to team selector, and fellow recent retiree, PJ Banville – though the specifics of his role have not yet been expanded upon:
— pj banville (@pj123_) February 14, 2018
After a career that had taken him from the League of Ireland to the MLS via the Premier League (in addition to earning 63 caps with the Ireland national side), the former Cork City and Reading striker was forced to call it a day last September due to concussion problems. Upon his retirement, the 34-year-old left Colorado and returned home to his native county.
Although Doyle made his career in soccer, he was a talented gaelic footballer in his youth in Wexford, with Adamstown and New Counsel. His mother and aunts were all-Ireland camogie players, while his father played hurling for the Wexford U21 side.
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