Jimmy Mulroy

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Jimmy Mulroy
Personal information
Irish name Seámus Ó Maolrua
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right wing-forward
Born (1940-08-01)1 August 1940
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Died 12 February 2013(2013-02-12) (aged 72)
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Occupation Businessman
Club(s)
Years Club
Newtown Blues
Club Titles
Louth titles 9
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1959–1971 Louth
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 0
All Irelands 0
NFL 0
All Stars 0

James "Jimmy" Mulroy (1 August 1940 – 12 February 2013) was an Irish Gaelic footballer, manager and politician. He played as a right wing-forward for the Louth senior team.[1]

Mulroy made his first appearance for the team during the 1959 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen until his retirement after the 1971 championship. During that time he enjoyed little success on the inter-county scene.

At club level Mulroy enjoyed a lengthy career with Newtown Blues winning nine county club championship medals.

In retirement from playing Mulroy became involved in coaching and team management. He enjoyed little success during his two stints as Louth manager, however, he successfully managed Oliver Plunkett's to junior and intermediate championships. Mulroy also coached various teams with his own Newtown Blues club.

Also well known in political circles, Mulroy was first elected to the Drogheda Corporation and Louth County Council in 1985 as a Fianna Fáil candidate and he was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1987 to 1989 as a Taoiseach's nominee.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for Dáil Éireann in the Louth constituency at the 1987 and 1989 general elections.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The late Jimmy Mulroy". Hogan Stand website. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Jimmy Mulroy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jimmy Mulroy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 14 February 2013.