Bill Mulcahy

Bill Mulcahy
Date of birth (1935-01-07) 7 January 1935
Place of birth Rathkeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 102 kg
School St. Munchin's College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1955–69 Leinster 40 (?)
correct as of 27 Jan 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1959, 1962
correct as of 27 Jan 2012.

William 'Bill' Albert Mulcahy (born 7 January 1935 in Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland) is a retired Irish rugby union player. He represented UL Bohemians R.F.C. University College Dublin R.F.C., Bective Rangers, Skerries RFC, Leinster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. He was educated at St Munchin's College, Limerick.


Mulcahy, along with teammate Niall Brophy, became the first players from UCD to represent the British and Irish Lions (then known as the British Lions) during their 1959 tour to Australia and New Zealand.[1]


Mulcahy made his debut for Ireland against Australia on 18 January 1958.[2] His last match for Ireland was against South Africa on 10 April 1965.[3] He was part of Ireland's team when they recorded first test victories against Australia (1958) and South Africa (1965).

British and Irish Lions

Mulcahy received his first Lions call-up in 1959 to tour Australia and New Zealand. He played in 15 out of the 33 tour games, and earnt 2 test caps, one against Australia on 6 June and the other against New Zealand on 19 September. He toured with the Lions again on their 1962 tour to South Africa. Mulcahy played in 17 out of the 24 tour games, including all four of the tests.

After rugby

After retiring from rugby, Mulcahy became an Administrator, and went on to become President of the Leinster Branch in 1995-96, the first President from Skerries RFC.

He was inducted into the Guinness Hall of Fame in 2009.[4]


  1. " - Down Through The Years". Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  2. "Ireland 9-6 Australia". Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  3. "Ireland 9-6 South Africa". Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  4. "Leinster Annual Awards Ball Winners". 9 May 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2012.

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