Archive: John Boyle, high roller

As Boyle hands over the reins to son-in-law Conor Gray, read Editor Ian Kehoe's profile of the betting tycoon from June 2015

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Ian Kehoe

14th June, 2015

John Boyle never set out to become a multi-millionaire betting tycoon. Instead, he merely wanted to get off the dole and get back working.

From Camlough, a small village in Co Armagh, Boyle dropped out of school at the age of 15, and lost his job as a bread van driver a decade later in the early 1980s. In between, he managed to get married, father two children and develop a serious drinking problem (alcohol...

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