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Doyle Completes Dublin Deal

Striker secures move home with switch to St Patrick’s Athletic

7 January 2022

Wanderers have allowed striker Eoin Doyle to move on and join hometown club St Patrick’s Athletic.

Dubliner Doyle has agreed a long-term contract with the League of Ireland Premier Division side.

The move ends an 18-month stay with Wanderers for the 33-year-old, who top-scored last season with 19 goals as Ian Evatt’s men won promotion from League Two.

“Eoin was a fantastic signing for us who played a vital role in last season’s success,” said Wanderers' boss Evatt.

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“He has continued to be an important player this season but this is an outstanding opportunity for him and we didn’t want to stand in his way.

“He can now prolong his career back in Ireland and, just as importantly for him, take his family back home.

“It also allows us to continue to evolve and keep pushing forward with our squad to make us stronger this season and beyond.

“We have already signed a proven goalscorer in Dion Charles and are looking to strengthen further during the January transfer window.”

Doyle joined Wanderers from Swindon Town following a prolific career across the EFL, which started after first moving from Irish football to join Hibernian in December, 2011.

He scored a total of 27 times for Wanderers and, fittingly, marked his final League appearance for the club with his eighth goal of the current campaign at Rotherham on New Year’s Day.

Doyle played alongside St Patrick’s manager Tim Clancy at Hibernian, with the current FAI Cup winners preparing for the start of their new league campaign in February.


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