GAA Medal

Tailteann Games Hurling Medal, 1932.


Tailteann Games Hurling Medal, 1932.won by John Joe Doyle with the Irish team; gold, with a stylised bust of Cúchullain-like figure on the obverse; reverse has the crests of the four provinces and the word Hurling.

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

Doyle played on the Irish hurling team that beat the United States in the Tailteann Games Final.

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.

Collection: John Joe Doyle

Category: Medallion/Badge

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