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John Mulligan the new man at the helm of Parnells LGFA

By Robert Cox January 15th, 2021

John Mulligan has taken over as manager of the Parnells Ladies Football team in Dublin for the 2021 season.

Cappagh Gaa man Mulligan was ratified as the new manager of the Coolock based club on Wednesday night.

Parnells currently play in Division 1 of the Senior Football League and in the Intermediate Championship.

They are very progressive club, with fantastic facilities, who under normal circumstances would field two teams, but due to Covid, they only fielded one team in 2020, with that also likely to be the case for 2021.

Mulligan who has trained numerous LGFA teams in the past, including Kilcock, Cappagh, Celbridge and Boardsmill, will be joined on the management team by his Dad John Snr (selector) and Gavin Mcdowell (S&C coach).

He also has some unfinished business with his home club, having managed their men’s reserve team to a Championship Final and a League Semi Final in 2020 (hopefully to be played in early 2021), and he hopes to help them claim the two titles should they be played.

For now, the massive Mayo Gaa supporter, is just looking forward to getting going with his new club; “I’m really looking forward to coaching in Parnells Gaa Club, they are a club with a big history, the Ladies team have a great set up with big panel numbers. They also have great players coming through from underage system.

For me it was a no brainer to get involved. Coaching in Dublin will be a new one for me and it’s a challenge I’m really looking forward too.

Last Four Pairings Decided In Kildare Junior B Championship

Cappagh before their win over Rheban.

Table-toppers Cappagh will have home advantage when they face 4th placed Celbridge in the semi final of the Kildare Ladies Junior B championship semi final next Tuesday, September 5th.

Cappagh, who were the only side to go through the group stages unbeaten (with a 100% record to boot), finished off their round-robin campaign in style with a 5-10 to 2-4 victory at home to Rheban.

They will now face old foes Celbridge, managed by Cappagh man John Mulligan, for a place in the showpiece and the girls on the Meath border will be confident of getting there unscathed, having come out on top in all previous meetings this year.

Mulligan may have the last laugh yet though and his knowledge of the Cappagh girls style of play could bear fruit fruit for his new club!!

Speaking after his sides last round loss (1-14 to 3-6) at home to Milltown on Tuesday night, Mulligan said; “We struggled last night. We just weren’t focused on game in front of us, I think a lot of us had our minds on the semi finals. We had all possession in the first half but couldn’t convert it into scores. We changed our game in the 2nd half and played better”.

On the subject of returning to his home pitch of Cappagh, Mulligan let out a wry smile before saying; I can’t wait for next Tuesday v Cappagh. There’s going to be a right bit of banter with the lads for the week in the build up but come game time we will be ready for them”. 
In the other semi final Milltown will face Rheban. Milltown leap-frogged Celbridge in the table after Tuesday nights win, to avoid Cappagh but with nothing much to seperate them and Rheban, we are in for a close encounter there. 

Mulligan Takes The Reigns At Celbridge

John Mulligan has become the new manager of Celbridge Ladies adult football team for the 2017 season.

Cappagh man Mulligan, whose previous managerial posts include stints in charge of Kilcock Ladies and his home club Cappagh (where he also coached the ladies), will take up his new role from this week.

Celbridge will be looking to push on under the guidance of their new manager after enjoying a fairly successful 2016. The girls in blue and white enjoyed League glory and were beaten finalists in the Junior B Championship.

Speaking to an excited Mulligan, he said; “This is a great opportunity to build on the momentum from last year and I hope to continue with the development of Ladies Football in Celbridge. I met with the club executive last Monday and they are aiming high and have a very professional approach so I am delighted to be a part of it.”

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