The new link road in Thurles which will join the Templemore and Nenagh roads will be named after one of the Cathedral Town’s proudest sons – perhaps thee finest sticksman in the history of the game of hurling, Jimmy Doyle.
Born only a short puckout from Semple Stadium, and within a decent 65 of the new road, Jimmy Doyle is regarded as a Thurles man through and through – a true blue as his clubmates in Thurles Sarsfields would claim. And why not? He played for the club at senior level for almost two decades and won ten county senior hurling titles to go along with his four county minor hurling titles. He also won a football county title with Thurles Crokes in 1960 and played for many seasons alongside his brother Paddy, also an All-Ireland senior hurling medal winner with Tipp.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.