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Eoin “Mugsy” Mulligan (sometimes spelled Owen Mulligan) is an Irish Gaelic football player. He helped Tyrone win the 2003, 2005 and 2008 All-Ireland Finals and plays in Cookstown for the Fr. Rocks GAA Club. His playing style is one of a traditional forward, collecting the ball from the half forwards and midfield, to take scores from play, and is one of Tyrone’s free kick takers, along with Stephen O’Neill. He can play very well with the ball in hand, and his pace means that he is difficult to mark. His instantly recognisable bleached-blonde hair, coupled with his talent on the pitch has marked him out as one of the bright young stars of Football. Senior career Eoin is a member of the current generation of Tyrone players that have enjoyed unprecedented success on the All-Ireland stage. He was part of the Tyrone team that won the All-Irelands in 2003, 2005 and 2008. He made an immediate splash to his senior career against local rivals Armagh by scoring a goal in the first thirty seconds. However, his contribution to the game was stifled after that and he was replaced at half time.[3] His best-remembered performance is probably against Dublin in the drawn All-Ireland Quarter Final, when he scored what the RTÉ commentator described as “one of the great goals we have seen at Croke Park”. When Tyrone were on the backfoot, Mulligan picked up a pass from Stephen O’Neill on the 45m line. He turned his marker, and started heading goalward, dummying two more defenders out of the

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