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Kildare Legend Misses First Club Championship Game In 27 Years

Kildare Legend Misses First Club Championship Game In 27 Years
By Colman Stanley Updated

A remarkable story has emerged from the Kildare Intermediate Football Championship, as Allenwood GFC player Johnny Doyle will be missing his first championship game in 27 years.

Allenwood tweeted that Doyle will be unavailable through injury, with the caption, 'A historic day for the Blues as they take to the pitch for a championship game for the first time since 1995 without the inspirational @johnnydoyle78. Injury rules him out of the starting team.'

The 44-year-old Doyle is a former inter-county player and has one All Star award and a Leinster title to his name.

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The lure of the club championship is one of the special features of the gaelic games, with older players playing out with their locals clubs until their bodies give out.

We recently reported on the story of Waterford hurling legend Dan Shanahan, togging out in the Waterford Hurling Championship age 45.

SEE ALSO: Monaghan Club Set To Finally Return To Pitch Four Years After It Was Destroyed By Sinkhole

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