(born 1940 in Cork
) is an Irish
retired sportsperson. He played hurling
with his local club St. Finbarr's
and was a member of the Cork
senior inter-county team from 1962 until 1968.
Doolan played his club hurling with the famous St. Finbar’s
club on the southside of Cork city and enjoyed much success. He won his first county senior championship
winners' medal in 1965 following 'the Barr's' 6-8 to 2-5 defeat of UCC
. The club later represented Cork in the provincial club series and een reached the final. A 3-12 to 2-3 defeat of Waterford's Mount Sion
gave Doolan a coveted Munster
club winners' medal.
After St. Finbarr's lost the 1967 county final to Glen Rovers
, the club bounced back to reach the championship decider again the following year. A remarkable 5-9 to 1-9 defeat of divisional side Imokilly
gave Doolan a second county championship title.
Doolan first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Cork
minor hurling team in 1958. After an unsuccessful stint with the minors, Doolan made his senior debut for Cork in a National Hurling League
game against Tipperary
in 1963. He made his championship debut the following year, however, Cork had been in the doldrums since their All-Ireland defeat of 1956.
After losing back-to-back Munster finals to Tipperray in 1964 and 1965, Cork hurling returned to centre stage in 1966.... Read More