Kevin Doyle backs Mick Wallace's election campaign
Irish international striker Kevin Doyle has backed independent candidate Mick Wallace’s election campaign.
Wallace, the owner of Wexford Youths FC, is well known for his involvement with local soccer in the Wexford region and is also a keen political activist as well as a builder by trade.
He announced his intention to run as an independent candidate on Vincent Browne’s Tonight show ten days ago and he will have the firm support of Doyle, with whom he worked before Doyle went on to bigger and better things in the Premier League.
Doyle has urged the people of Wexford to vote for Wallace, who has pledged to bring an honest approach to the way the country is governed if he is elected.
“Mick is a great man, he was absolutely brilliant for me and all young lads in Wexford and he’s obviously still doing it with Wexford Youths; the amount of effort he puts into the running of that club is unbelievable,” Doyle said.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without his help and I know he’s running for election and I’m not politically minded in any way but I wish him all the best. If he puts the same effort in that he did getting lads to play soccer and trying to give them confidence to play well and by giving them something to do in the afternoons then I’m sure he’ll be a great politician.”