Mulligan dreams of playing in Croke Park in the middle of August

October 21, 2018

Leitrim's Emlyn Mulligan.
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Playing inter-county football in the middle of August is the name of the game according to Leitrim ace Emlyn Mulligan who has called for change to the gaelic football calendar.

In an extensive interview with, Mulligan revealed that he has never got the opportunity to play in Croke Park.

“This is one of the biggest problems at the minute - players sitting idle since the start of June and watching on as other counties are playing in different competitions and now the Super 8s are there, he pointed out.

“I just believe there should be another system, whether they change the structure of the Championship I don't know.

“Be it that there's three groups of eight or whatever it maybe, and they're ran alongside each other and there's a final in Croke Park. That's what lads dream of. I've never played in Croke Park, but that's what you aspire to do to get there.

“Regardless of what way you get there at this stage, I just want to be up there and you want to be there in the middle of August still playing county football.”

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