Maynooth University GAA Club are delighted to announce the appointment of former Kildare GAA star Johnny Doyle as manager of their Sigerson Cup squad for the 2015/16 campaign. The 2010 All Star recipient will be joined by Noel Mooney as selector with the rest of the backroom team to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Doyle, a Leinster Senior Football Championship winner with Kildare in 2000, is already looking forward to putting on the bainisteoir bib for the first time.
“I’m looking forward to it. I suppose it’s not my first real jump into management, I was involved with Na Fianna (local amalgamation) underage but this is the highest level I will have been involved in. [I’m] looking forward to it, lots of learning, and I’m looking forward to getting in and getting to know the lads. It’s going to be a learning curve for me for the first couple of weeks to see what makes them tick and what sort of characters they are but I’m looking forward to that.”
GAA Development Officer at Maynooth University Jenny Duffy said that she is very pleased to announce Doyle’s appointment. “We are absolutely thrilled to have someone of such experience and stature come in to take on the role. He is enormously respected throughout the country by the GAA community and he is an iconic figure in Kildare GAA, so I have no doubt that he will provide strong leadership to every player who is involved with Maynooth University in the near future.”