Mulligan Owen

21 May 1999
Tyrone’s Owen Mulligan

NAME: Owen Mulligan

DATE OF BIRTH: 3-6-81

HEIGHT: 5’11"

WEIGHT: 13st

CLUB: Cookstown Fr. Rocks

COUNTY: Tyrone

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Minor All-Ireland champions 1998; All-Ireland runners up 1997; Ulster champions 97/98; Tyrone Vocational Schools All-Ireland champions 1998; Ulster champions 1998; Holy Trinity College Cookstown All-Ireland champions 1998; Ulster champions 1998; Tyrone champions 1998; Cookstown Fr Rocks Under 15 Og Sports Tyrone champions 1998; Under 16 champions 1998; Under 15 League runners up 1998; Minor Grade 2 champions 1997; Minor Grade 2 League champions 1997

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): Member of Tyrone Northern Ireland Milk Cup squad 196; represented local soccer club in Toronto, Canada in 1995; played in international rules charity game in Omagh 1998; Junior Tyrone Irish Dancing champion 1995

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Fay Devlin (Ardboe)

HOBBIES: Playing computer games, socialising

FAVOURITE POSITION: Full forward

THE WORST PLAYER TO TRAIN THAT YOU KNOW: Emmet McNally (Fr. Rocks club)

PET HATES: My mummy’s constant nagging at me because I’m so lazy about the house

FAVOURITE MUSIC: Daniel O’Donnell, Irish traditional, pop and rave

FAVOURITE FILM: The Sound of Music; Mary Poppins


WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTO: Invest in something so I’d never have to work again. Probably fix our club field and facilities. Give some to charity

PERSON LEAST WELCOME AT YOUR HOME: Gavin Devlin, better known as ’The Horse’. He can stay in his own stable. Ha ha!

IDEAL DATE: My gorgeous girlfriend, Edele Bloomer

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? By scoring the goal in the All-Ireland Minor Final - 1998, and hopefully then scoring a goal in the All-Ireland Senior Final, and of course, winning it too

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON OR OFF THE PITCH When I was caught mooning by my teacher Master Peter Canavan

FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Joe Brolly, Maurice Fitzgerald

INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Daddy, Mammy and family

THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Winning Winning the Minor All-Ireland 1998

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Breaking my arm in a training session five days before the All-Ireland Vocational Schools Final which made me unavailable for selection

OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Brian McGuigan (Tyrone); Cormac McAnallen (Tyrone), Beano McDonald (Laois)

WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Anything to speed it up. I liked the way the international rules had no restrictions on substitutes. I think there should be more publicity for GAA, especially here in Northern Ireland

DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Very small minded to disallow a soccer game to be held on a GAA pitch for a very worthwhile event, such as the Omagh Fund

DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: Stephen Mulligan (brother), Barry Mulligan, David Mulligan, Brian Mulligan, Lee Bradley (cousins)

PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Monica Lewinsky with a packet of cigars



Taken from Hogan Stand magazine
21st May 1999
Vol 9 No 21