A Tyrone legend is looking to break the hearts of Galway and Connacht champions Corofin in Sunday’s All-Ireland club SFC quarter-final.
Fulham Irish will be looking for a historic win over the Connacht kingpins in Ruislip – and former Tyrone star Owen Mulligan will be a key part of their plan.
Mulligan has achieved great things with the Red Hand County and scored the winning point in the county final last month. However, if he could lead Fulham to victory at the weekend, it would no doubt be his greatest achievement.
He also has had club success in the past – winning an All-Ireland intermediate title with Cookstown Fr Rocks of his native county.
Fulham Irish are managed by Down All-Ireland winner Greg McCartan – who is no doubt about the task at hand.
Speaking to the Irish World newspaper in the English capital, McCartan said:
“Next year London’s champions will go into Connacht, so if we’re the last London team in an All Ireland quarter-final then we’re going to make sure we do London proud and give it our best shot,” said McCartan, a two-time All Ireland winner with Down.
“It’s up to us to us to give them a challenge. There’s no point lying down just because it’s Corofin. We’re not going out just to fulfil a fixture, we’ve put a lot of effort into this.
“We’ve had good numbers at training I’m sure the guys are looking forward to it. I’m certainly looking forward to it. It’s going to be a big day at Ruislip.”
While Corofin will be raging hot favourites, the Londoners will be coming in quietly confident after winning the county title. beating Tir Chonaill Gaels in the decider.
The Galway and Connacht champions are fancied by many to win a third All-Ireland title – having last claimed national honours in 2015, beating Slaughtneil in the final.
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