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The name Dooley originated in Westmeath in the 12th century
The literal translation is dark haired warrior or champion.
They were chieftains in Westmeath at that time and were also known as the lords of fertullagh.
They were forced to move to Offaly by the Tyrell's
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According to a 17th century census, Dooley was one of the most popular names in Offaly, and is still currently so
There is also evidence of dooleys in cork
The name dooley became well known worldwide through the invention of a fictional character named mr Dooley, created by American author Finn dun
Right corner forward for Offaly hurling in the 50s and 60s
4 all Ireland's to his name
Captained the USA soccer team in the 60s
Played for clubs such as Leverkusen and shalke