Eoin Doyle

Forward
  • Height 182 cm
  • Age 36 years, 3 months
  • Place of Birth Dublin
  • Nationality Republic of Ireland
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Eoin’s Biography

Eoin played under-age football with Shelbourne, Cherry Orchard and Crumlin United, before signing for Dermot Keely at Shelbourne in 2007. It was a turbulent time for the club, having been relegated to the First Division for financial irregularities and having seen their League title winning side of the previous season decimated.

Eoin's time at Tolka Park was brief and unsuccessful and, without having made a league appearance, he moved to Shamrock Rovers midway through the 2007 season. He made his league debut for the Hoops against Waterford United on 10th August 2007 and went on to make 32 league appearances and score five goals over the following two years.

With appearances restricted under new boss Michael O'Neill, Eoin signed for Sligo Rovers in July 2009. He made a goal-scoring debut for the Bit O' Red in a 2-0 home win over St Patrick's Athletic on 26th July and scored three goals in 15 league appearances over the remainder of the season, also scoring in that years FAI Cup final as Sligo lost 2-1 to Sporting Fingal at Tallaght Stadium.

In 2010 Eoin made a further 35 league appearances, scoring six goals, and won his first FAI Cup winners medal as Sligo defeated Shamrock Rovers in a penalty shootout at the Aviva Stadium. 2011 was Eoin's best season to date as he scored 20 league goals in 34 appearances, and he also picked up a second FAI Cup winners medal as Sligo overcame Shelbourne in the final after yet another penalty shootout.

In December 2011 Eoin signed for Pat Fenlon at Scottish Premier League side Hibernian and he spent 18 months at Easter Road, leaving Edinburgh to join Chesterfield in June 2013. He scord 32 league goals in 69 appearances there, departing in February 2015 to sign for Cardiff City.

Eoin scored 5 tomes in 16 games for Cardiff but was sent out on loan at Preston North End for the 2015/16 season, and signed permanently for them in June 2016.During his stay at Deepdale he went out on loan again, first to Portsmouth and then to Oldham Athletic, before signing permanently at Bradford City in August 2018.

Eoin was a regular starter at Bradford and hit the net 10 times in 44 league appearances during 2018/19 but again went out on loan, this time to Swindon Town for the 2019/20 season. That arrangement was made permanent in January 2020 but Eoin left Swindon in July 2020 Eoin to join Bolton Wanderers.

He played with Bolton for a year and a half and then returned to Ireland in January 2022 to sign for St Patrick's Athletic where he remained until the summer of 2023 when he announced his retiremant from professional football at the age of 35.


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