Jack Doyle
Irish boxer
Jack Doyle
Jack Doyle, known as "The Gorgeous Gael" was at one time or another a contender for the British Boxing Championship, a Hollywood actor and an accomplished tenor.
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WKU hopes 'blue collar' approach produces more wins - Lexington Herald Leader
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Junior tight end Jack Doyle was named to the Mackey Award watch list — the award given to the nation's best tight end. Defensively, although young in most areas, the Hilltoppers will be deep. With four defensive linemen returning, the linebacker and
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WKU preview: Rainey ready for another big year - Lexington Herald Leader
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TE Jack Doyle: The junior from Indianapolis is among 34 players on the watch list for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the outstanding FBS tight end. Despite missing the last five games of 2010 because of injury, Doyle ranked fourth on the
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Carnew are too strong for Eire Og Greystones - Bray People
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Up front Adam Barnes was linking all the play together and with Jack Doyle always looking dangerous around the square it was only a matter of time before Carnew got the scoring under way. Once again it was the tenacious Doyle who sent in a shot that
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Football notes: Holt glad to be back on WKU coaching staff - College Heights Herald
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Holt will be in charge of two areas where the Toppers feature veteran players, including junior tight end Jack Doyle, senior left tackle Wes Jeffries and junior right tackle Seth White. He worked with many of the same players in his first stint at WKU,
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Notebook: Doyle, Clendenin, Brakefield discuss captains' roles - College Heights Herald
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Junior tight end Jack Doyle speaks briefly Sunday evening at Smith Stadium to MASTER Plan participants. Doyle, who was recently named a football team captain, joined fellow captains senior defensive lineman Jared Clendenin and sophomore punter Hendrix
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Doyle signs off from Sorrento in style - The West Australian
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UPDATE: Jack Doyle is unlikely to forget his last act as a Sorrento player after his deflected extra-time shot sealed the club's first-ever State League cup triumph on Saturday. More than 3000 fans — including World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro
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Our prison walls are too high to look over, moan terror suspects - Daily Mail
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Suspected terrorists are complaining about a fence around the exercise yard in their high-security prison which restricts their view of the horizon. The alleged extremists are locked up while the Government tries to remove them from the
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TE Doyle healthy, excited to be back - Bowling Green Daily News
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But rather than focus on being WKU's version of a superhero television character, or the team's next true star, Hilltopper junior tight end Jack Doyle says he wants to get back to being himself. “It feels like I haven't played football in forever,”
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TV murder appeal prompts 40 calls - BBC News
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In an interview recorded for the programme, her father Jack Doyle said: "We would like to put a face to that person, who he is, why he would need to take Elaine's life. "It doesn't get any easier but we'll never give up hope. It's living in a nightmare
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25-year murder case for Crimewatch - Borders Today
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Last month her father Jack Doyle said: "We know nothing can bring Elaine back to us but if we could just have some of our questions answered then I know that this would bring us some comfort and make our daily lives just that bit more bearable. ... -
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Envestors invites investment in Irish retailer - Manchester Evening News
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Irish clothing brand Jack Doyle is targeting Manchester investors to raise £2.4m funding for its growth in the UK. The brand, which is named after 1930s Irish heavyweight boxer Jack Doyle, is planning a global expansion which will include opening a
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Special K the cereal or a party drug? The household names used to sell legal highs - Daily Mail
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Lethal new 'legal highs' are being sold using the names of popular cereals and chocolates. Websites are packaging dangerous toxic substances using names such as Cadbury's Flake and Kellogg's Special K. In reality, the products contain a
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WKU's Jack Doyle Selected To 2011 Mackey Award Watch List - WKU Athletics
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Western Kentucky University junior tight end Jack Doyle was one of 34 names on the 2011 John Mackey Award Watch List announced on Wednesday. The Mackey Award, established in 2001, is awarded annually to the most outstanding tight end in FBS college
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UK immigration: Ministers target migrant abuse of 'right to family life' - Daily Mail
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A major review of the human right to a 'family life' will be launched this week amid mounting evidence that it is undermining Britain's immigration system. The Home Office paper will look at how family rights – protected under Article 8
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Prisoners plan EU legal fight against 'victim tax' on their wages - Daily Mail
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Prisoners are set to launch a legal challenge over the Government's plan to put two-fifths of their wages towards a fund for victims. The case is being led by killer John Hirst, who took the fight for prisoners' votes to the European
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Doyle
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 93
    A book to accompany the programme called Jack Doyle: The Gorgeous Gael ISBN 1-84351-123-1 was released in late 2007.
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    RTÉ, the Irish broadcaster, featured Jack Doyle in their series True Lives in a programme called Jack Doyle, a Legend Lost in September 2007.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 33
    In 1947 Doyle was imprisoned in Sligo Gaol for issuing a cheque which later bounced.
    More Details Hide Details He served four months of hard labour. He died in 1978 at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington. At the time it seemed he would be buried in a pauper's grave in London. However, when news of his death reached Ireland a number of members of the Cork Ex-Boxer's association decided to act. In conjunction with Cobh undertaker Paddy Barry they brought Jack's remains home. Large crowds lined the streets of Cobh as the coffin led by a lone piper and topped with Jack's trademark - a red carnation - was brought on its last journey. He was buried in the Old Church Cemetery and his grave is visited by thousands of people every year. Shortly before his death, he was interviewed by a journalist who asked him if he had any regrets about not spending his money more wisely. "None at all," he said, "twas never a generous man went to hell."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 21
    It was around this time that Jack and Judith Allen, who had been the girlfriend of Buddy Baer's younger brother and fellow boxer Max, had a whirlwind affair and married on April 28, 1935.
    More Details Hide Details Unfortunately their marriage did not last. By the late 1930s Doyle was involved with the actress Movita Castaneda. Following a celebrity wedding to Movita in Dublin's Westland Row Church they toured both sides of the Irish Sea, selling out music halls and opera houses. Around this time Jack fought his last professional fight, against a journeyman called Chris Cole in front of 23,000 in Dalymount Park, Dublin. Arriving late for the bout after a stop at The Clarence Hotel for refreshments, the inebriated Doyle went down in the first. Movita packed up and moved back to Hollywood, where she went on to marry Marlon Brando. Shortly after, Doyle found himself in Mountjoy Jail, Dublin for knocking out a Garda Detective in a Ranelagh pub. He moved to England and his spiral downwards into alcoholism and bankruptcy continued. He found his friends had deserted him as fast as his bank balance, spent in his own words on "slow horses and fast women". He odd-jobbed for a while but when he couldn't afford the rent on his flat, he took to sleeping at the homes of friends, in Pimlico, London. His only source of income during this time was an allowance he received from Movita.
    While in the United States he continued to box, taking on Buddy Baer in August 1935.
    More Details Hide Details Like his fight against Petersen, it is said that Doyle had consumed the best part of a bottle of brandy before the bell rang and was in no fit state to stand. He was knocked down in the first round.
  • 1934
    Age 20
    In 1934 Doyle travelled to the United States and several 78rpm records were produced including the popular "South of the Border" a duet recorded with his then wife Movita.
    More Details Hide Details But his love for the drink and generous nature soon started to take its toll on his health. In America he carried on his high living of gambling, ladies and drink. His good looks and deep pockets opened up the party circuit to him and he starred in two movies, McGlusky the Sea Rover (1934) and Navy Spy (1937). Later in life he had minor parts in a number of British films.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1933
    Age 19
    In July 1933, at the age of 19, he missed out on the British Heavyweight title to the holder, Welshman, Jack Petersen.
    More Details Hide Details Witnesses claim that he had done most of his warming up in a pub not far from the bout. Within the opening seconds he knew he was in trouble and decided to take the easy way out. He was disqualified for repeatedly punching low. Shortly after, his singing voice was discovered by Dr. Vincent O'Brien, voice coach to Count John McCormack and soon his soft tenor voice and handsome looks were selling out the London Palladium and the Royal in Dublin. Doyle was subsequently signed up by Decca.
  • 1929
    Age 15
    At six feet three inches, he was good with his fists and in 1929, joined the Irish Guards regiment of the British Army based in Wales.
    More Details Hide Details There he excelled at boxing and was famed for his strong hooks that won him the British Army Championship. A record of 28 straight victories, 27 by knockout, brought him to the attention of promoter Dan Sullivan. He turned professional and notched up 10 consecutive victories, all inside two rounds, making him the hottest thing in the sport.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Doyle was born into a working-class family in Cobh, in County Cork, Ireland in 1913.
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