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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Hi Guys

Just wondering if this player means anything to any of our Irish friends on the forum.

I have blown up his face and the badge which may help, the ground itself may be distinctive, and also the studio mentioned on reverse might be of use.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, please. Thank you & good luck.





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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:01 pm 
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As a starter, a quick google identified a certain Curry Mulholland who played for Crusaders in the 50’s. As you are probably aware, Crusaders are based in Belfast. Probably 2+2 making 5 and like you I think it will need one of our Irish friends to confirm.

By the way, that calf muscle looks a bit dodgy.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:34 pm 
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There's a Frank Mulholland. Born Belfast 28/ 10/ 27. He signed for Middlesborough from Glentoran in 1951. Played seasons 1951-- 57 ,, 46 appearances as a wing half.Could be him Pete?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:53 pm 
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I didn't recognise Frank Mulholland in that pic but to be fair there's some likeness in this grainy pic of him next to Harold Shepherdson.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:19 pm 
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I Googled & Googled and didn't find any of this so well done and thank you guys.

I reckon Frank at Middlesbrough looks favourite, there's a definite similarity there. If only you had a pic of his calf muscles too!

Curry Mulholland at Crusaders was the leading goalscorer in their history till fairly recently so there must be a picture of him around somewhere, I'd have thought.

But the question is now:-

Is it Curry Mulholland of Crusaders?

Or is it Frank Mullholland of Glentoran, Middlesbrough and Poole Town?

Must be one of them surely but I know where my money lies.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:38 pm 
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The badge might help swing it.

Crusaders or Glentoran?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:40 pm 
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In which case, Rocky, I don't he's the bloke in your team photo.

Thanks for digging for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:09 pm 
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According to Football League Players Records 1946 - 92 the only Belfast born Mulholland who played professionally is Frank.All the others are Scots ,, George born Ayr 1928,, James born , Glasgow1938,, John. A , born Dumbarton 1932,, John R , born Dumbarton 1932 Perhaps the player in your photo never played as a pro Pete?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:15 pm 
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Yes, that's possible, Pie.

It could still be Curry Mulholland of Crusaders though but nobody has yet found a photo of him. Seeing as he's their record goalscorer (until recently) there must surely be some sort of evidence of him somewhere.

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:04 am 
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Can anyone confirm if this is Curry Mulholland of Crusaders, please?
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