15 August 2008

Jimmy Mulligan

Name: James Alphonsus Mulligan
Born: 27 April 1895, Bessbrook
Died: 1966
Position: Right-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1921).
Club Career: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion, Irish Cup Winner 1917/18.

Club Career:
Teams.......... --Seasons-- League FACup
St Patrick's College
Bessbrook Strollers
St David's Swifts
Belfast Celtic
Manchester City 20/21-22/23 ..3/ 0
Southport...... 23/24-25/26 .65/ 0 .4/ 0
Manchester North End ...... (Cheshire County League)
Manchester Central ........ (Lancashire Combination/Cheshire County League)

Biography:
A member of the Belfast Celtic side that played with great success through the Great War, Jimmy Mulligan played at right-half in their 1918 Irish Cup Final win over Linfield. He was left without senior football when the club resigned from the Irish League in 1920 and joined the exodus to England and signed with Manchester City.

In English football Mulligan played mainly at left-back, but when selected for Ireland for the only time in February 1921, he played at right-back. In a hard-fought match against Scotland at Windsor Park Ireland fell behind early on, but it took until the 87th minute for the Scots to close the game out.

Mulligan left Maine Road in 1923 in search of regular football. He spent three seasons as Southport's left-back before playing out his career at non-league level in the Manchester-area.

Ireland Cap Details:
26-02-1921 Scotland H L 0-2 BC

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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