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DIT soccer star to compete at 2017 World University Games in Taiwan

Posted: 28 July, 2017

DIT Elite Sports Scholar, Joe Doyle, has been named in Team Ireland’s football squad to compete at the 29th World University Games in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Dr Noel O'Connor, Director of Student Development and President of DIT, Professor Brian Norton congratulate DIT Elite Sports Scholar, Joe Doyle, on his Team Ireland selection.

The games, the second biggest sporting event in the world after the Olympics, will take place from 19th to 30th August with over 10,000 athletes from around the world competing for over 300 medals in 21 sports.

Joe is just one of the 64 Irish athletes representing Ireland in Athletics, Swimming, Diving and Men’s and Women’s Football at the games. He is a DIT Elite Sports Scholar and a star striker in the Men’s Soccer Team scoring seven goals in his first season.

Joe signed for Cabinteely to play in the First Division of the SSE Airtricity League in 2016. He scored seven goals in 24 appearances for the South Dublin club last season and he looks set to surpass his personal record this year having already bagged six goals in 20 games with nine league games left to play.

Joe with Head of Sports at DIT, Sinéad McNulty and DIT Elite Sports Officer, Niamh O'Callaghan

DIT Elite Sports Officer and Deputy Head of Delegation for Team Ireland, Niamh O’Callaghan said, “We were absolutely thrilled to hear Joe Doyle was selected to compete at the World University Games, the second largest sporting event in the world. Joe is a star member of the DIT Elite Sports programme and his selection demonstrates both the calibre of DIT Elite athletes and our dedication to providing young sportspeople with a supportive environment that encourages the maximum in sporting performance. DIT wishes Joe and all of Team Ireland the very best of luck in Taipei.”