Doherty signs Daire Doyle from Drogheda

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Hot on the heels of the news that Shelbourne had signed Colm Crowe, comes the news that Daire Doyle has joined from Drogheda United.

Daire started his professional career in 1998 with Coventry City under Gordon Strachan, but struggled for first team opportunities. In January 2001 he signed for Jan Molby at Kidderminster Harriers and appeared 27 times, scoring once, in a two year stint at the club. In the summer of 2003 Daire was released by Kidderminster , which prompted a move to Nuneaton Borough. He spent one season there before moving on to Moor Green F.C in the summer of 2004 where he scored 11 goals in 53 starts.

In 2006 Daire moved on to Redditch United and he also had a spell at Bromsgrove Rovers before returning to Ireland in 2007 when he signed for Longford Town. Daire enjoyed two seasons at Flancare Park and played in the club’s 2007 FAI Cup final team that lost 1-0 to Cork City. He made 21 appearances in that first year at Longford, a season that ended in relegation to the First Division, and a further 35 in 2008.

In January 2009 Daire signed for Eddie Gormley at Bray Wanderers and made 22 appearances as the Seagulls finished bottom of the Premier Division. Spared relegation thanks to the expulsion of Derry City and the collapse of Cork City, Bray continued in the top tier and, over 2010 and 2011, Daire made a further 46 league appearances for the club.

Daire left Bray at the end of 2013 and in January 2014 he signed for Robbie Horgan at Drogheda United.

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In Season 2014, Daire played in 29 league games (3 from the bench), 4 games in the FAI Cup, 1 in the Leinster Senior Cup and 2 in the EA Cup (scoring in the first round away to Crumlin United).