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Johnny Doyle commits to another year with Kildare

Manager Jason Ryan has confirmed the news that the Lilywhites supporters have been hoping to hear.

Doyle will play on this year for Kildare.
Doyle will play on this year for Kildare.
Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

JOHNNY DOYLE HAS committed to playing another season with the Kildare football team.

The news was confirmed by manager Jason Ryan, who will be relieved to have the 37-year-old back in the selection mix this year. Doyle was part of the Irish International Rules squad that beat Australia last year, while he also helped his county to a Division 2 title in 2012.

The corner forward had a similarly difficult decision on whether to continue at this time last year, eventually playing a role in the Lilywhites’ run to a Leinster semi-final and the third round of All-Ireland qualifiers.

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Doyle has twice been named Kildare’s senior player of the year [2004 and 2005], while he was an All Star in 2010. The Lilywhites beat Mayo 2-19 to 2-18 in a Division 1 clash in Newbridge, although Doyle was not part of the victory.

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