Former Wexford Senior footballer, Ciaran Deely, has been managing the London GAA side since 2015.
Deely was the Wexford captain when the Model County reached the 2008 All-Ireland semi-final when they faced hot prospects, Tyrone. In that game, Tyrone attained the win and became the eventual All-Ireland winners after beating Kerry in the final by four points.
In that final, Mulligan proved influential against a strong Kerry side.
Now, nine years on with London GAA, Owen Mulligan has joined up with Ciaran Deely’s side as a player.
In an interview with Official GAA, Deely spoke highly of Mulligan mentioning his invaluable experience and attitude.
To be honest, I’ve been really, really impressed with him as a person and how he approaches Gaelic Football,” Deely admits. “He clearly loves Gaelic Football still at this age, he has been brilliant with the younger lads, he is always there to give advice.
However, although he admits he is a terrific asset to the team, Deely also stated that Mulligan may now be a step off the pace in terms of match fitness:
“He is probably a long way being up to scratch being physically able with some of the lads, speed off the mark, sharpness, stuff like that so I don’t know if he will be involved at any stage, but even just to have him in and around the squad, he has been brilliant with that, we are really happy with him.”
On May 28, Deely’s charges face Leitrim in the Connacht Senior Football Championship in Ruislip and only time will tell if we will see Mugsy line out for the London side.
Ciaran Deely training Owen Mulligan- who would have thought it?