Respected coach Paul Doyle is back in managerial hot seat.
Doyle follows in his father’s footsteps and will be assisted by his brother Graham as he takes over at Dublin Bus.
The former Bohemians, whose father had success at the Dublin Bus helm in the 2000’s and brother Geoff, has been part of the Collinstown backroom team for the past three years.
While with the Clondalkin side Doyle was part of a promotion run that seen the Kev Carroll managed outfit reach Intermediate level and win the Leinster Junior Cup, Polikoff Cup and the Kevin Nugent Cup.
However, it was before Collinstown that Doyle forged a reputation as an up and coming coach.
He transformed LSL Senior 1A side Tolka Rovers into title contenders whilst winning Metro and Charlie Cahill Cups in his first season. In his last term in charge of the North side outfit he reached the FAI Intermediate Cup, but lost out to Crumlin in an Aviva hosted final.
Prior to Tolka there was a similar spell at Cherry Orchard. Doyle oversaw promotion to the top flight in his first season before leading the side to back to back FAI Intermediate Cup finals, both of which they lost to a then dominant Avondale.
Doyle is now back as a manager and will be looking to inspire the Coldcut side toward a Senior 1 promotion push next term.
The former Tolka manager brings his brother Graham in as assistant. Graham Doyle has plenty of Dublin knowledge having been a regular goal scorer for the side over the years and spending time on the coaching staff before he too moved to Collinstown.
Dublin Bus confirmed the news on Twitter:
Confirmation today that Paul Doyle @pauldoylesoccer returns to the club as our new first team manager. An experienced manager & coach, Paul brings with him a vast knowledge of the @LSLLeague. Paul will be assisted by @gdoyle26. Look forward to season ahead 👍 @HeraldStriker 🚍⚽ pic.twitter.com/Wd8Ip6ElO8
— Dublin Bus fc (@dublinbusfc) June 14, 2018
Collinstown confirmed Doyle’s departure today and thanked him on Social Media:
“The members and committee would like to thank Paul Doyle for 3 great years as part of the Senior management team ,
Paul was an integral part in Winning promotion to intermediate football this season and our success over the last 3 years:
1 Leinster Junior Cup
1 LSL Polikoff Cup
1 LSL Kevin Nugent Cup
1 LSL Major 1 Sunday League
runners up in LSL Major Sunday League
Paul leaves with the clubs well wishes and we wish him the best of luck were ever his career as a manager takes him.”