Place / Date of Birth:
Dublin / 7 March 1991
A Championship Title (2008, 2010), First Division title (2009) – All UCD)
2013 PFAI’s Premier Division Team of the Year, Dundalk FC Player’s Player of the Year 2013
Crumlin United, UCD, Shelbourne
v Saint Patrick’s Athletic (H), 23 September 2011
|Place / Date of Birth:||Dublin / 7 March 1991|
|Honours:||A Championship Title (2008, 2010), First Division title (2009) – All UCD)|
|Individual Awards:||2013 PFAI’s Premier Division Team of the Year, Dundalk FC Player’s Player of the Year 2013|
|Ex-clubs:||Crumlin United, UCD, Shelbourne|
|Club debut:||v Saint Patrick’s Athletic (H), 23 September 2011|
Andy Boyle is a central defender who joined Dundalk in December 2012 after spending the previous two seasons at Shelbourne.
Andy progressed through the youth ranks at Crumlin United and moved into the League of Ireland with UCD in 2008. He was part of the Students A-Championship-winning side and his performances earned him a spot with the senior side in 2009 and he made his debut in the First Division that year.
He made his senior debut the day before his 18th birthday, starting in a 2-1 win at home to Limerick. He was a major player in The Student’s First Division triumph and he made the transition from first to Premier Division brilliantly making 25 appearances helping UCD finish a respectable seventh-placed.
There, he enjoyed another good campaign making 29 appearances as the Tolka Park club sealed automatic promotion back to the Premier Division after a five-season absence, although a 94th-minute goal from Graham Cummins for Cork City denied them the title on the last day, with Boyle playing the full match. Eight days later, he played Shels’ entire FAI Cup final against Sligo Rovers at the Aviva Stadium. Despite being reduced to ten men on 36 minutes, Alan Mathews’ side took their top-flight opponents all the way to penalties where they lost 4-1.
In the Reds’ first season back up, Boyle made 22 appearances helping the Drumcondra club to an eighth-place finish but he departed to join Dundalk six weeks after the campaign concluded. He arrived at Oriel Park with over 130 senior appearances behind him.
Boyle made his competitive debut for Dundalk when playing the entire 120 minutes of the 2-0 win away to Sheriff YC in the Leinster Senior Cup on 20 February. He made his league debut in the opening-day draw at home to Shamrock Rovers on 8 March.
Andy was a crucial figure in Stephen Kenny’s plans missing just one league game in the 2013 season, as the club finished second in the Premier Division, three points behind champions St Patrick’s Athletic. His performances did not go unnoticed, with Andy being selected in the 2013 PFAI’s Premier Division Team of the Year and winning the Dundalk FC Player’s Player of the Year award.
On 16 Oct 2013, Andy signed a fresh one-year deal to keep him at Oriel Park for the 2014 season. With the injury to Stephen O’Donnell, Boyle spent the majority of the 2014 season as captain and was a huge influence on the squad which claimed the league and league cup double. After signing a two-year deal in October 2014, again in 2015 he proved to be a pivotal figure in the side which retained the league title and added the FAI Cup in November.
Andy Boyle’s Sponsors
Andy’s “Home” Sponsor is “Goldstar Jewellery”