Leitrim county star, Emlyn Mulligan announced his retirement today from intercounty football after an impressive 17 years of service in the green and gold.
Breaking the news on social media, the Melvin Gaels clubman said: “Unfortunately my days of representing Leitrim GAA have come to an end, past injuries have caught up with me and my body just can’t deal with the demands required to compete at inter county level anymore. It was a pleasure.
“Thanks for all the support since making my league debut in 2006 until now. Looking forward to heading to New York next week, now as a supporter, to cheer on Andy and the lads.”
Mulligan has spent the last number of years playing with St Mary’s of Sligo and also had a playing stint with St. Brigid’s in Dublin.
Many tributes have poured in following his announcement including from former Roscommon player, Shane Curran who said on social media: “Well done Em in a fantastic career – done your family club and county proud.”