Medal presented by Franciscans Galway to John Joe Doyle.


Medal presented by Franciscans in Galway to John Joe Doyle.

John Joe ‘Goggle’ Doyle wore spectacles while playing hurling. In order to protect them during a game, he made his own protective ‘goggles’ from bicycle spokes, medical bandages and elastic, earning him the nickname by which he was known.

John Joe Doyle was captain of the Clare team beaten in the 1932 All Ireland Hurling Final.

Collection: John Joe Doyle

Category: Medallion/Badge

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