Eddie Doyle (hurler)

Eddie Doyle
Personal information
Irish name Éamonn Ó Dúghaill
Sport Hurling
Position Half-back
Born 1897
Mooncoin, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died 1948
Mooncoin, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Nickname Ned
Years Club
1915-1934 Mooncoin
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 5
Years County
1925-1933 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 5
All-Irelands 2

Eddie Doyle (1897–1948) was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Mooncoin and with the Kilkenny senior inter-county team in the 1930s.

Playing career


Doyle played his club hurling with the famous Mooncoin club and enjoyed much success. He helped Mooncoin to a three-in-a-row of senior county titles in 1916, 1917 and 1918. In the absence of a senior championship Doyle still continued his winning ways ne capturing junior county medals in 1920 and 1922. He captured further senior county titles in 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1932. Doyle was captain of the team in the latter year. Although he had retired in 1935 Doyle returned the following year and played a significant role in Mooncoin’s county final victory. It was his seventh senior county triumph overall.


Doyle first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Kilkenny senior inter-county team in the late 1920s. It would be 1931, however, before he first tasted success. That year he won his first Leinster title as Kilkenny won their first provincial title for the first time in five years. Kilkenny later played Cork in one of the most famous All-Ireland finals of all-time. The first game ended in a draw while the replay of this game also ended with both teams all square. After a third game between these two great rivals Cork won on a score line of 5-8 to 3-4. Doyle captured a second Leinster title in 1932 as Kilkenny retained their provincial crown. He later lined out in his second championship decider as Kilkenny faced Clare. A score line of 3-3 to 2-3 gave Kilkenny the victory and gave Doyle his first All-Ireland medal. In 1933 Doyle was captain of the Kilkenny team and he added a third consecutive Leinster medal to his collection. He later lined out in a third successive All-Ireland final. Limerick provided the opposition on that occasion, however, a 1-7 to 0-6 victory gave Kilkenny the championship title and gave Doyle a second All-Ireland medal. Doyle retired from inter-county hurling shortly after this victory.

Preceded by
Jimmy Walsh
Kilkenny Senior Hurling Captain
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jimmy Walsh
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final
winning captain

Succeeded by
Timmy Ryan


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