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DIT student Joe Doyle awarded his first International Football Cap

Posted: 18 December, 2017

Joe Doyle, a second-year student in Business and Law at DIT, has received his first international cap as a player with the Republic of Ireland Colleges and Universities football team.

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Joe was one of thirty players who made an appearance for the Colleges and Universities side, which played a number of high profile international fixtures in the 2016-2017 season.

Joe, currently a striker with Cabinteely FC, played alongside a mixture of SSE Airtricity League players and emerging talents from the Leinster and Munster Senior Leagues.

On receiving his first-ever cap, Joe said, “It was a massive honour to represent Ireland and I’m delighted to receive a cap to mark it.” 

In 2015, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), in collaboration with third-level institutions in Ireland, formed a combined team to compete at international level. The FAI awards international caps to all players who play for the side.

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L-R: Sinead McNulty (Head of Sport, DIT), Joe Doyle, Niamh O'Callaghan (Sports Officer, DIT), Brian Gormley (Head of Campus Life, DIT)