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Five minutes with Donegal’s Cian Mulligan

Name: Cian Mulligan
Age: 21
Occupation: Student teacher


Teams played for:

Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal, DCU

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?

I would have to invite Sean Breslin and Joseph Pete cause they love a good party and I’d invite Emily Ratajkowski and watch Joseph fall in love….again

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?

Without fail we always end up going to Teach Mhici in Gaoth Dobhair. They know how to keep us entertained.

If you weren’t playing GAA what would you be at?

Playing soccer and golfing.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?


Which character in any film are you most like?

Will Farrell in old school.

Any odd items in your kit bag?


What’s your preferred brand of gear?


Who’s the biggest joker in the teams you play for?

Gaoth Dobhair – Gavin McBride, he loves a good joke at training
Donegall – Niall O’Donnell, can never take him seriously.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

I’m better off leaving this one blank.

Who is the worst trainer?

Michael Carroll.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?

Gaoth Dobhair – Noel Kelly, he has to have every hair in the right place.
Donegal – Mark Anthony McGinley, always checks himself in the mirror before games to make sure the tape on his wrists and fingers are perfect.

Who’s the best/worst person to share a room with on away trips?

Best – Michael Langan, has the lights off for 10 the night before a game.
Worst – Kieran Gillespie, he snores when he’s not even sleeping.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?

Best – Jason McGee, always focused before games.
Worst – Hugh McFadden, always so loud no matter what time of the day it is.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?

Best – Darach O Connor, only eats fish and a rice cake.
Worst – Neil McGee, always catch him in the Chinese getting “boiled rice”

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Conor Morrison

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?

Quote of the year from Mervyn O’Donnell “They’re all a bunch of hypochondriacs”

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Tom Beag and Declan Bonner

Best ever performance?

2014 All Ireland Quarter Final

One to forget?

County semi-final against Glenties

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?

Kevin Cassidy.

If there was a transfer market who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?

Diarmuid Connolly in and Daniel Gallagher out.


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