St Dave hits 100

Dave Mulcahy


Veteran footballer Dave Mulcahy recently celebrated 100 appearances for St Pat’s and capped off this superb achievement by netting the winning goal against Dundalk. He has been an inspirational presence at Richmond Park since first arriving back in 2006.

Mulcahy already has a glittering career behind him with spells at Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork City and Bray Wanderers stretching back to 2000. Achieving 100 caps is a huge honour for any player, yet Mulcahy doesn’t seem fazed by this achievement. He is modest and outspoken, underlining the teams’ priorities ahead of his own personal feat.

He said: “It’s absolutely huge. Tomorrow it’ll only sink in. Just to get the win was the most important thing, to get the three points, to get us moving again. I’m delighted to get the winner especially on my 100th cap. Fabulous, absolutely delighted.”

The 33-year-old Kilkenny man has been in tantalising form this season, and deservedly crowned his 100th cap with a goal against Dundalk. What made the win so spectacular for the home side was that they recovered from two goals down, and Mulcahy’s last-minute strike earned them all three points. His goal wouldn’t win too many beauty awards either, slotting in from three yards out.

Mulcahy said: “I’ve scored better, I kept trying to get a position to get at it, and it just opened up for me so I tucked it away. We dug in well – absolutely delighted the way we turned things around. It’s a new team, we haven’t played with each other for long. I’m really looking forward to the next game against Bohs (they drew 0-0).”

Mulcahy was a revelation at midfield last season. Yet, the manager’s new tactic employs him sweeping up the loose ball at centre half. He continues to look cohesive going forward and can adapt to any position, weighing in with a goal or two in the process.

“I’ve played there for years (centre half). I’m quite comfortable playing centre half even though I prefer playing midfield because you’re involved in the play a lot more, but if the manager asks you to play there, it’s no problem,” he adds.

Mulcahy is still in convincing form, with two goals from five games. Judging by the statistics, he doesn’t look like hanging up his boots any time soon either.

A hundred appearances and counting, the journey continues.

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