John Dowling (1930–1998) was an Irish sportsperson. He played Gaelic football at club level with the local Kerins O'Rahilly's side and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from the 1954 until 1961. Dowling captained Kerry to the All-Ireland title in 1955. He won Munster and All Ireland Junior Medals with Kerry in 1949. He also won a Munster Minor Championship medal in 1948.