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.