https://www.leitrimgaa.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Leitrim-Team-v-Sligo-scaled.jpg 1000 1500 Leitrim GAA PRO https://www.leitrimgaa.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-Leitrim_Crest_3d_Trans_552x552-180x180.png Leitrim GAA PRO2023-03-29 19:59:592023-03-29 21:19:12Thanks for the Memories Emlyn!
On the day that Emlyn Mulligan has announced his retirement from the Leitrim Senior Football team, we wish to acknowledge a most stellar career in the Green and Gold over the past 17 years since in debut in the Allianz League of 2006.
From his earliest days with us Emlyn has marked himself out as an attacker of exceptional talent, shooting the lights out over many league and championship campaigns in the intervening years. He has been a role model for many young players, many of whom have grown up to share a Leitrim dressing room with him towards the latter part of his career. His scoring achievements have stood up to scrutiny in any forum across many years.
Captain of the Connacht FBD Winners in 2013 and 2014, he may not have gotten to achieve national titles with his native county, but that did not deter him from making a most magnificent contribution towards the county’s fortunes, despite having to deal with three career-threatening injuries over the course of a stellar career. His Croke Park appearance in the Allianz League final in our promotion year of 2019 was, no doubt, a long overdue personal milestone achieved for a player of his quality. In 2014, he was part of a Connacht Inter Provincial winning team, bridging a gap to the last title won by the province in 1969. He has also helped his native Melvin Gaels Club to Leitrim SFC success in 2012.
Players of this longevity are becoming rarer and Emlyn leaves behind him a host of golden memories for those privileged enough to have seen him play over the best part of two decades. We wish him and his family the very best of luck in the future.