Tiarnan Mulvenna

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Tiarnán Mulvenna
Personal information
Full nameTiarnán Mulvenna
Date of birth (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
2003–2006 Dundalk
Senior career*
2006–2010 Dundalk 75 (11)
2011–2012 Drogheda United 39 (9)
2013 Dundalk 21 (5)
2014 Glenavon 16 (6)
2014–2015 Cliftonville 16 (0)
2015–2016 Drogheda United 24 (4)
2016–2017 Warrenpoint Town 19 (3)
2017 Portadown 6 (0)
National team
Republic of Ireland U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 23:37, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Tiarnán Mulvenna (born 10 December 1988) is an Irish footballer who plays as a forward.


Football career

Tiarnán Mulvenna is a striker. He signed for Dundalk in 2006 after impressing in the youth team at Oriel Park. Although born in Belfast, Mulvenna grew up in Dundalk. [1] Mulvenna is tipped for a big future in football.


Mulvenna was given a senior contract with Dundalk by manager John Gill in 2006 following a striker crisis at Oriel Park. In November 2006, Mulvenna was an unused substitute in a promotion/relegation play-off against Waterford United at the RSC. He had to wait until May 2007 to make his debut for the club when he came on as a substitute in the last five minutes against Athlone Town in a First Division match which Dundalk won 2–0 at Lissywoollen thanks to goals from Shaun Williams and Philip Hughes. His first ever career goal came at Oriel Park in September 2007 when he netted in a 4–0 win over Kilkenny City in the First Division. He made his name at the club when he scored twice in a 3–0 win over Monaghan United in the League of Ireland Cup First Round at Oriel Park in March 2008. Mulvenna was offered a full-time contract by the board of Dundalk for the 2009 season which he accepted. Then in the 2010 season he found it hard to break into the team only making seven league appearances which resulted in Mulvenna terminating his contact on 19 August 2010 citing lack of first team football as the reason behind leaving his home town club. Mulvenna signed for Shelbourne but there was a problem with his registration and found himself unable to sign for a club until June.

Drogheda United

In June he signed for Drogheda United and made his debut on 10 June 2011 against his former club Dundalk, in Oriel Park. Drogheda won 2–1. His first goals for the club came in a 3–1 win against U.C.D on 21 June 2011.

Return to Dundalk

Mulvenna re-joined Dundalk for the 2013 season.


On 13 January 2014, Mulvenna completed a move to Glenavon in the NIFL Premiership. He signed an 18-month deal for the club. [2]


On 22 August 2014, it was announced that Mulvenna had signed a two-year contract for reigning NIFL Premiership champions Cliftonville in a swap deal with Glenavon, which saw Cliftonville midfielder Ciaran Caldwell going to Mourneview Park in return. [3]

Return to Drogheda United

On 22 January 2015, Drogheda United announced that Tiarnán had resigned for them. [4] It is reported that Mulvenna left Cliftonville "by mutual consent". [5]

Warrenpoint Town

On Tuesday 22 December, it was announced journeyman Mulvenna had joined Warrenpoint Town as a replacement for outgoing striker Daniel Hughes.


It was announced in January 2017 that Mulvenna had signed for Portadown. Mulvenna left the club following their relegation after only a handful of appearances.

Coaching career

Now Mulvenna is a youth coach for Dundalk U15's


Drogheda United

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  2. "Glenavon sign Dundalk Striker". Glenavon FC. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
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