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Paddy Mulligan

Paddy Mulligan

Clubs played for: Home Farm, Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, Boston Beacons (guest), Chelsea, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Shamrock Rovers, Galway United (1963-1984)

Born: 1945

Birthplace: Beaumont, Dublin, Ireland

Position: Right-back

Biography: Moved across the Irish Sea from Shamrock Rovers for a then record fee for a Republic of Ireland player of £17,500 in October 1969. It took the former office furniture salesman time to get his fitness levels up to First Division standards and take advantage of Eddie McCreadie's long-term injury problems. An attacking right back who was an expert at over lapping, was a second half substitute in the Cup Winners Cup Final win over Real Madrid in Athens in 1971, then his absence from the second half of the League Cup Final against Stoke City in 1972 is widely seen to have contributed to the teams defeat. Rarely assured of his place in the team, but it was still disappointing when he jumped at the chance of regular first team football and joined Crystal Palace for £75,000 in 1972. Became an insurance agent in West London, then returned to Ireland to manage Galway and Shelbourne in the mid-80's. Opened his own accountancy-insurance business. Also a pundit for Dublin based Newstalk Sport.

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Mulligan, Paddy Paddy and I were boyhood friends, and played a lot of football together. Whenever we played on the street he was impossible to beat. He was very gifted from an early age.
31-12-22 Patrick Heffernan

Sean Mcdonald I have a picture of paddy's family I think he might like to have but if he wants it ask him to get in touch
07-09-20 Sean Mcdonald

MULLIGAN, Paddy When Paddy joined West Brom, Johnny Giles the manager, asked me whether I would put Paddy up in our house for a week or two until he could find himself a house. 11 months later, Paddy was still there! But we had a great time and he proved himself to be a top player. He would greet me on my return from my office with a slice and a hot drop each day. A special guy
Alan James

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