Eddie Boyle (Gaelic footballer)

Eddie Boyle
Personal information
Irish name Éamonn Ó Baoill
Sport Gaelic football
Position Full-back
Born 1915
Greenore, County Louth, Ireland
Died December 2000 (aged 85)
Greenore, County Louth, Ireland
Nickname Prince of full-backs
Years Club
Cooley Kickhams
Club titles
Louth titles 2
Years County
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 2
All-Irelands 0

Eddie Boyle (1915 - December 2000) was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a full-back for the Louth senior team.[1]

Born in Greenore, County Louth, Boyle first excelled at Gaelic football in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Louth minor team before later joining the junior side. He later made his senior championship debut. Boyle enjoyed a lengthy career and won two Leinster medal.

As a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Boyle won five Railway Cup medals. At club level he was a two-time championship medallist with Cooley Kickhams.

In retirement from playing Boyle came to be regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time. He was chosen at full-back on a special team of the century made up of players who never won an All-Ireland medal. He was posthumously chosen on the Louth Football Team of the Millennium.


  1. "Sadness at death of GAA legend". Irish Independent. 5 January 2001. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
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