Tony Boyle (born 1970)is an Irish former Gaelic footballer who played for An Clochán Liath and Donegal.
He is from Keadue.
He made 107 appearances for Donegal.He played for them from 1992 to 2001.
Aged 19, he made his championship debut as a 2nd half sub for Tommy Ryan v Armagh in the 1990 Ulster SFC final, won by Donegal.With the game tied (and via Barry McGowan), he found Manus Boyle, who scored a critical point.
A forward, he began at full-forward in the 1992 All-Ireland SFC Final, scoring 0–1 from play in the 0–18 to 0–14 win v Dublin. He and Noel Hegarty were the least experienced of Donegal's men on the pitch.He outplayed his opposite no 14 Vinnie Murphy. He only came into the team for the Ulster semi-final against Fermanagh.
He made a substitute appearance in Mickey Moran's first game in charge of Donegal, a league win at home to Offaly in October 2000.
He managed under-16 and minor ladies' teams for his club.And the seniors. He, with Tommy Ryan, was part of John Joe Doherty's backroom team when Doherty managed Donegal.
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A 19-year-old Tony Boyle sat anxiously on the substitutes[sic] bench in the Gerry Arthurs Stand.
Current All-Stars Karl Lacey, the 2012 Footballer of the Year, and Michael Murphy have been short-listed, as have 1992 All-Ireland winners Martin McHugh, Anthony Molloy, Matt Gallagher and Tony Boyle.
Lacey, meanwhile, was named on the UGAAWA Jubilee Team, a selection which caused widespread debate, with some surprise in Donegal that neither of Martin McHugh or Tony Boyle were named.