Sunday 25 February 2018

Former Ireland international Kevin Doyle has made the move into gaelic football coaching

Kevin Doyle has joined the Wexford Under-20s management team
Kevin Doyle has joined the Wexford Under-20s management team

Former Ireland international Kevin Doyle has joined the Wexford Under-20 management team.

Doyle, who scored 14 goals in 63 caps for Ireland, retired last September as a result of concussion. At the time he was playing with Colorado Rapids in the MLS following spells with Reading, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace in England.

Wexford Under-20s selector PJ Banville confirmed Doyle was on board in an advisory role when he tweeted: "@OfficialWexGAA u20 football management team are delighted to announce @KevinDoyle1983 on a advisory roll and a @morrga as goal keeping coach a great addition  for wexford football #thefutureisbright."

Following his retirement last year, Doyle said: "Today I'm sad to announce that after listening to medical advice I will no further part in this season and will be retiring.

"This year it has been clear to me that heading the ball was becoming problematic, and causing me to have repeated headaches. Two concussions this season and numerous others over the years have made this more concerning.

"After consulting with experts in the field it has been decided that to avoid the possibility of these symptoms become more serious and permanent, I will be hanging up my boots for good."

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