Former Sligo Rovers (and Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers) striker had a very, very busy day today despite being named on the bench as his Preston North End took on Sheffield Wednesday in what some folk in the Balls.ie offices had been referring to as the 'Aiden McGeady derby.'
But it was all about Doyle, as reports filtered through that the Dubliner had been sent off for getting in a fight with his own teammate ala Kieron Dyer/Lee Bowyer, minutes after he had scored following his introduction from the bench... Jermaine Beckford was also a sub, and the two came to blows.
This is what the BBC match report had to say:
Preston had Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle sent off after fighting with one another as North End lost at Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.
Fernando Forestieri's early header put Wednesday ahead early on, but the striker was sent for a second-half off-the-ball incident with Ben Pearson.
Steven Fletcher's penalty doubled the lead before Doyle's late goal.
Doyle and Beckford came to blows after the Irishman failed to play Beckford in as North End looked for an equaliser.
Wednesday's win put them into fifth place in the Championship while Preston slip into 15th.
Because he wouldn't pass the ball? Ah here!
We're still waiting to see the footage, but from what we can see from those who were watching, it sounds absolutely mental.
Some game today for Preston's Eoin Doyle:
81 mins - comes on as substitute
82 mins - scores
90 mins - sent off for fighting with own player.
— James Harkin (@eggshaped) December 3, 2016
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 3, 2016
Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford sent off for Preston for fighting with each other. Never seen anything like it.
— Rob Staton (@robstaton) December 3, 2016
— Wilson! (@Ashley_Wilson96) December 3, 2016
Doyle and Beckford. the door is over there, dont shut it behind you just go. P45s will arrive soon.#GrossMisconduct
— Phil Elliott (@raefil) December 3, 2016
RED CARDS! Extraordinary! Beckford and Doyle sent off after a coming together on the pitch! Preston down to nine! #swfcLIVE
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) December 3, 2016
90' Red card. Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford both see red for an off the ball incident.
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) December 3, 2016
Obviously we'll bring you the footage as soon as we have it, but it sounds like a spectacular incident, which makes it crazy to think that it happened because of Doyle failiing to play Beckford in.