Paul Doolin enjoyed a highly successful career both as a player and as a manager. During a remarkable playing career, Doolin won every major domestic honour representing Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and Shelbourne.
After moving into management with UCD, Doolin claimed a league and Setanta Sports Cup honours with Drogheda United - that was their first-ever league title - before having a brief spell in charge at Cork City in 2009.
Doolin gained experience of managing in UEFA competition at club level and also holds a UEFA Pro Licence, UEFA’s highest coaching qualification, having worked his way up the FAI’s coaching ladder.
This allowed him to take charge of Ireland’s under 23s back in March 2010 and then later he managed the under 19s before leaving the FAI in 2016.
Most recently he took over the hot seat at Athlone Town in 2021 and then Portadown at the beginning of 2022 on an interim basis.