Johnny Doyle delivered a scoring masterclass in the Kildare senior championship yesterday
Something tells us that Johnny may have retired from the inter-county scene a little too early…
The 36-year old decided to call it a day with Kildare earlier this year, but his exploits for Allenwood in the Kildare senior championship this season would suggest that he could still cut it for Jason Ryan’s men if he ever had the urge to return to the county set-up.
A few weeks back, we brought you word of Doyle scoring ten points for Allenwood in a championship clash against Johnstown (including a last-minute 50-yard free to earn a draw) and yesterday, he went one better, notching 1-10 of Allenwood’s 1-15 total in a one-point victory over Confey in the senior championship quarter-final in Newbridge.
Doyle had 1-7 on board before half-time, including a penalty just before the break and when Allenwood were under the cosh in the second half, it was Doyle that stood up to be counted, scoring three of his side’s four points after half-time to finish with a personal tally of 1-10, 0-6 from play.
Doyle’s remarkable feats earned plenty of praise from former county colleagues like Emmet Bolton and Alan Smith and while he’d take a lot of persuading to return to the county colours, we reckon Jason Ryan would welcome him back with open arms.
Johnny Doyle showing his true class again today scoring 1-10 out of 1-15 for Allenwood in club championship. What a legend.
— Emmet Bolton (@EmmetBolton) September 14, 2014
Johnny Doyle 1-10 for allenwood tonight as they beat confey by a point. I reckon he will have a few missed calls tomor morning.
— Alan Smith (@alansmith631) September 14, 2014