Profile: Mick Mulhall

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Mick Mulhall making a typical save

Mick Mulhall was one of the greatest goalkeepers ever produced by Laois, with whom he played for over a decade.

He won nine county medals between 1971 and 1987, and two more as sub to Paddy Bracken, as well as five Leinster club medals in 1972, 1976, 1982, 1985, 1987 and an AllIreland club in 1983. He also played with Leinster and was Laois Footballer of the Year for 1982.

SF champions 1971: Back: John Grant, Jim Hughes, Mick Mulhall, Barry Larkin, Mark Carroll, Paddy Doyle, Tom Walsh, Ollie Byrne, Cyril O’Meara, Alan Larkin, Eamon Whelan, Mick McDonald, Pascal Delaney, Phil Shanahan (Manager). Front: Noel Tynan, Kevin Farrell, Teddy Fennelly, Harry Mulhaire, Brian Delaney, Mick Murphy (Capt.), Louis Harkin, Larry Dunne, Mick Dooley, Jimmy Harding, Tom O’Reilly.
Back: Jim Hughes, John Grant, Mick Mulhall, Tom Walsh, Micheal Carroll, Pascal Delaney, Mick McDonald. Front: Teddy Fennelly, Harry Mulhaire, John Fennell, Mick Murphy (Capt.), Cyril O’Meara, Brian Delaney, Larry Dunne, Mick Dooley.
Senior Football champions 1976. The team went on to win a second Leinster title for the club. Back: George Plunkett, John Joe Ging, Eamon Whelan, Jimmy Harding, Jimmy Bergin, Mick Mulhall, George Buggy, Kieran Daly. Front: Mick Dooley, Tom Prendergast, Colm Browne, Billy Bohane, Gerry Griffin, Noel Scully, Sean Mullins. This is the team that won the semi-final.
Leinster Club Football champions of 1976. Back: George Plunkett, Sean Mullins, Jimmy Harding, Eamon Whelan, Mick Mulhall, Jimmy Bergin, Colm Browne, Tom Prendergast; Front: Liam Scully, John Joe Ging, Bernie Conroy, Mick Dooley (Capt.), Billy Bohane, Kieran Daly, Noel Scully.
Leiuster club football champions of 1987. This is the team that beat Parnells by 1-7 to 1-5 at Newbridge in the replay. Back: Mark Kavanagh, Colm Browne, Mick Mulhall, Carl Lenihan, Pat Critchley, Brian Colgan, John Bohane. Front: James Fahy, Tom Conroy, Noel Prendergast (Capt.), Tom Prendergast, Seamus Lalor, Gerry Browne, Liam Duggan, Billy Bohane.
Laois SF champions 1987. Back: Tom Conroy, Bernie Conroy, Mark Kavanagh, Brian Colgan, Carl Lenihan, Liam Duggan, Mick Mulhall, Jas. O’Reilly, Tommy Keogh, John Bohane, Colm Browne, Pat Critchley, Dick Sides, Gerry Browne. Front: John Hanniffy, Billy Dargan (Portlaoise’s biggest fan), Joe Keenan, Noel Prendergast (Capt.), James Fahy, Seamus Lalor, Tom Prendergast, Mick McDonald.
All-Ireland club champions 1982/’83. Back: Mick McDonald (selector), Eamon Conroy, Sean Dunne, Eamon Whelan, Mick Lillis, Ger Rowney, Mick Mulhall, Mick Dooley, Jimmy Bergin, Mark Kavanagh, Joe Keenan, Sean Bergin, John Bohane, Bernie Conroy, Teddy Fennelly (selector); Front: Bill Phelan (selector), Noel Scully, Billy Bohane, Gerry Browne, Tom Prendergast, Liam Scully (Capt.), Noel Prendergast, Brian Rankin, Pat Critchley, Colm Browne, Jas. O’Reilly (selector), Tony Maher (selector).

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