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Brendan Mullin

Brendan John Mullin (born Jerusalem, 30 October 1963) is a former Ireland international rugby union football player. He played as a centre.


Mullin was educated at one of the leading Irish schools rugby nurseries Blackrock College, Dublin. A Leinster and Ireland schoolboy international, Mullin went on to further education at Dublin University and also earned Rugby blues whilst at Oxford University.

During the early part of his year, Brendan earned the nickname "Guineys" (the name of a 'fashionable' Dublin menswear boutique at the time) which reflected his languid but highly skilful footballing abilities.

Mullin was a noted hurdler, with a personal best of 14.41 seconds for the 110m hurdles.[1]

Rugby career

Mullin had 56 caps for Ireland, scoring 17 tries and 1 conversion, 72 points in aggregate. His debut was at the 9-16 loss to Australia, in 10 November 1984, in Dublin, and his final cap was at the 36-12 loss against France, in 10 June 1995, at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, in Durban, South Africa.

Mullin played at three Rugby World Cup finals, in 1987, 1991 and 1995. He played in 9 Five Nations championships: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1995.

He toured Australia in 1989 with the British and Irish Lions and at the time played club rugby for Blackrock College RFC.

After rugby

Mullin works in financial services. Since January 2010 he has been Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Private Banking.

External links

  • Brendan Mullin International Statistics


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