Brian Mullins Obituary, Death – Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense. The world needs more like Brian Mullins. I’ll miss our UB text messaging and our beers in VT when I move away. I will pray for you and your family. Pearl Jam 92, many thanks, brother, and have a peaceful rest. Brian Mullins, a legendary figure in the Dublin Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), will be laid to rest this coming Wednesday, and the funeral preparations have been confirmed.
The former midfielder passed away on Friday at the age of 68 following a brief illness at the St. Francis Hospice in Raheny. It is said that his family was by his side at the time of his passing. His companion Elizabeth, wife Helen, sons Bernard, Pádraig, and Nathan, daughter Jackie, and grandchildren Luke, Adam, Eva, Alex, Grace, Sophie, Daniel, Sadie, Zack, and Kodie are among those who survive him. He is survived by his partner Elizabeth, wife Helen, sons Bernard, Pádraig, and Nathan.
On Tuesday, October 4, from 12pm to 4.30pm, he will be lying in repose at Jennings Funeral Home, which is located on Oscar Traynor Road in Coolock. On Wednesday morning at 11.30am, a funeral liturgy will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, which is located on Griffith Avenue. After the event, the burial will take place in Balgriffin Cemetery Extension.
Mullins, who was a member of St. Vincent’s Club at the time, was instrumental in Dublin’s football resurgence in the 1970s under the direction of Kevin Heffernan. As a midfielder, he won four All-Ireland medals, the first of which came in 1974, when he had just turned 20 years old and was a part of the Dublin team that won the Sam Maguire for the first time since 1963 by defeating Galway in the championship game.
In 1980, he was involved in a catastrophic vehicle accident that almost put an end to his playing career. However, he made a full recovery and went on to win a fourth All-Ireland gold in 1983, in the now-famous game that was played versus Galway. Mullins called it quits as an inter-county football player in 1985, having amassed a total of nine Leinster victories, two league victories, and four Sam Maguire trophies during his career. In the year 1986, Mullins was also employed by Dublin in the capacity of caretaker manager.
His remaining experience as a manager in an inter-county competition came from his time with Derry, which he oversaw between 1996 and 1998. During that time, Derry won both a league and an Ulster title, which was Derry’s most recent championship before this summer. In recent years, he has also been deeply involved in St. Vincent’s, serving both as manager and chairman, and he has held the position of Director of Sport at UCD.
On Friday evening, members of the St. Vincent’s GAA club paid tribute to Mullins on various social media platforms. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Mullins,” they wrote in their statement. A towering figure in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.