David McMullan: Once a senior – now a junior

Monday, January 12 – 1931
To have played for Ireland in international matches on four occasions, to have an Irish Cup and a Gold Cup medal as well as several others, and yet at 29 to be playing for a Minor League club is the experience of David McMullen, whom Liverpool obtained from Distillery at a substantial figure.

McMullan’s actions has naturally been responsible for much comment in Irish football circles, but he points out that he is acting in accordance with the rules of the game as in force at the present time. He says further that he does not want to go out of the game, and is not only playing to keep fit, but also to help the club near where he lives as player coach.

No Irish League club has made McMullan an offer, and he claims that until the rules are altered there is nothing to stop him playing for Lawnview. Strange to say, if he had a Steel & Son’s Cup Medal he would be debarred from taking part in such junior games. In all probability the rules for next season will be altered to prevent such a thing happening again. McMullan pays his subscription weekly, and declares that he enjoys the games every Saturday.
(Northern Whig, 12-01-1931)


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