1st Cap: August 2012 Vs Wales
Hometown: Coleraine, Co Derry
Date of Birth: 7 April 1994
Current Club: Ballymoney
Former Club: UCD, Der Club an der Alster (Germany)
Job: Visualisation Engineer
2014: Champions Challenge I – silver
2015: World League Round 2 – gold
2015: EuroHockey Championships II – gold
2017: World League Round 2: gold
2018: World Cup – silver
2019: FIH Hockey Series – silver
2013-14: Irish Hockey League winners (UCD)
2013-14: Irish Senior Cup winners (UCD)
2016-17: Irish Hockey League winners (UCD)
2016-17: Irish Senior Cup winners (UCD)
2017: EY Champions Trophy winners (UCD)
2017-18: Irish Hockey League winners (UCD)
2017-18: Irish Senior Cup winners (UCD)
Ireland’s captain since 2016, the Coleraine woman’s beaming smile in the pre-match ceremonies was a feature of the Green Army’s joyous run to World Cup silver in 2018. Her sporting origins came initially in camogie for CLG Eoghan Rua with whom she was a member of the team that won the 2010 All-Ireland Intermediate Club Camogie championship, beating Laois Harps 3–8 to 2–3.
In 2013 Mullan scored two goals in the Derry Senior Camogie Championship final victory against Slaughtneil. She also scored 1–1 in the Ulster Senior Club Camogie Championship final against Rossa. Eoghan Rua retained the Derry Senior Camogie Championship title in 2014 and Mullan scored 1–4 in the final win over Slaughtneil.
On the hockey front, she was brought into the sport at Dalriada School where her PE teacher and hockey coach was Bridget McKeever, a former Ireland women’s field hockey international. She also played for Ballymoney and rose through the Irish underage ranks.
Mullan started playing for UCD in 2012 and was part of Irish Senior Cup wins in 2014, 2017 and 2018. She scored UCD’s third goal in the 2018 final when they defeated Pegasus 4–0. With UCD, she also won Irish Hockey League titles in 2013–14, 2016–17 and 2017–18. In 2017 UCD completed a treble when they also won the EY Champions Trophy after defeating Hermes-Monkstown in a shoot-out.
Mullan represented Ireland at Under-17 and Under-18 levels before making her senior debut against Wales in August 2012. Together with Roisin Upton and Emily Beatty, Mullan represented Ireland at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
In March 2015 Mullan was a member of the Ireland team that won a 2014–15 Women’s FIH Hockey World League Round 2 tournament hosted in Dublin, defeating Canada in the final after a penalty shoot-out. She was also a member of the Ireland team that won the 2015 Women’s EuroHockey Championship II, scoring in the final as they defeated the Czech Republic 5–0. She again scored in the final of 2017 World League Round 2 as Ireland defeated Malaysia 3–0.
Mullan took over as Ireland captain from Megan Frazer, who was kept out of the side through injuries. She remained captain throughout Ireland’s 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup campaign, leading them to the silver medal.
Away from the field, Mullan used the time created by the delayed Olympics to develop her work as a visual engineer with Axial 3D, creating PPE and medical supplies solutions to aid the fight against Covid-19