Patrick Boyle
Patrick Boyle
Patrick Boyle
● Patrick Boyle, 2011 (DAFC)

born in Scotland

Patrick Joseph Gerard Boyle was born on Friday, 20th March, 1987, in Glasgow.

The 5' 10 (11st 8lbs) defender signed for Ian McCall's Thistle on Friday, 10th July, 2009, having most recently been with Dumbarton.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 11th July, 2009, in a 1-1 friendly draw away to Stirling Albion.

Patrick scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 14th August, 2010, in a 1-0 win at home to Dundee in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 5 goals on Saturday, 23rd April, 2011, in a 2-0 win at home to Greenock Morton in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 7th May, 2011, in a 3-0 win at home to Raith Rovers in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 63 occasions.

At September, 2023, Patrick's club-list included Everton, Norwich City, Crewe Alexandra, Dumbarton, Partick Thistle, Clyde, Dunfermline Athletic, Gateshead, Airdrieonians, Ayr United, Peterhead, Kelty Hearts and Gartcairn Juniors.

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22-year-old Boyle, who had represented Scotland at under-19 level and has previously played for Everton, Norwich City, Crewe Alexandra and Dumbarton, signed for Partick Thistle on 9 July 2009 on a 2-year contract. On 5 March 2010, Boyle joined Clyde on loan for a month, joining Partick teammates Kris Doolan and Willie Kinniburgh, who were already on loan at Broadwood Stadium. He made 8 appearances in his spell at Clyde, before returning to Partick at the start of April. In Thistle's first home league match of the 2010–11 season, Boyle scored the winning goal in a 1–0 victory over title favourites Dundee at Firhill. On 1 April 2011, Boyle rejected the offer of a new two-year contract from Thistle amidst rumours of interest from Scottish Premier League teams.

Boyle signed a two-year contract with Dunfermline Athletic in June 2011. He made his Pars and SPL début in a home match against Hearts on 15 October 2011, in 2–0 defeat. He made more appearances for Dunfermline after this, covering for the absence of Austin McCann. Dunfermline were relegated from the SPL at the end of the 2011–12 season. Due to financial difficulties at Dunfermline Boyle signed on loan for Conference National club Gateshead in July 2012. He made his début on 11 August 2012, in a 2–2 draw with Luton Town. On 8 January 2013, Boyle's loan was extended until the end of the season. He signed for Airdrieonians in the summer of 2013, scoring his 1st goal for the club v Ayr Utd on 31 August 2013.

At the end of the 2014–15 season, Boyle left Airdrieonians and signed a two-year deal with Ayr United. Boyle helped Ayr to promotions in 2015–16 and 2017–18, but was released at the end of the latter season. During the 2018 close season, Boyle signed for Peterhead. Kelty Hearts announced the signing of Boyle on 31 July 2020. Boyle re-joined Dumbarton on 3 June 2021 scoring his first goal in 12 years for the club in a 1–1 draw with Alloa Athletic in September 2021. He left the Sons following their relegation to Scottish League Two in May 2022, turning down a new deal and a coaching role. That summer, Boyle took on the role of player/manager of Gartcairn in the West of Scotland football league. combining this with his job as a High School P.E. teacher.


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