I had the pleasure of shooting some images at Sundays game between Meath and Louth at Parnell Park, Dublin. The aim was to catch a few of the club captain Graham Reilly but there were others I couldnt leave behind also. It was odd seeing Colm Nally on the opposing team to Reilly given their heroics with St Colmcilles but such onwards and upwards for both individuals. Most images shot using a 200-400mm f4 Nikon Lens and different DSLR’s.
Shooting the Director When asked to capture a portrait of the Award winning Director of Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope & Glory, Point Blank etc I was a little nervous. I knew I could get the shot I needed but essentially you are directing a man that has directed Lee Marvin, Burt Reynolds, Sean Connery, Helen Mirren, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson & Patrick Stewart to name but a few.
Below you will see what it means for a local GAA Club to win the Semi Final of the All Ireland Intermediate Football Championship and a coveted trip to Croke Park, the grail for every player in the country.
While waiting to shoot my club in the Intermediate Semi Final at the Armagh Athletic Grounds on Sunday 29th January 2016 I was treated to a tough game between Rock Saint Patricks (Tyrone) versus Dunedin Connolly’s Edinburgh in the Junior All Ireland Semi Final.
My local GAA club became Leinster Intermediate Champions on Saturday 26th November 2016, a mean feat by any standards but this was special. In order to win a game like this you have to beat the best so when St Colmcilles (Cilles) met Rosemount of Westmeath in Pairc Tailteann, Navan, the two sides couldn’t have been more evenly matched. These images serve as more a documentary of the day as opposed to straight action imagery. I have turned the camera on the bench here and tried to capture the last few minutes of what can only be described as hell for those […]
Some images from Keywest who supported Bastille at the 3Arena recently. Ive seen these lads busking on Grafton street before and the ability to reproduce that confidence and assuredness on such a huge stage was impressive. Enjoy!
The journey continues, Cilles played Round Towers, Kildare on Saturday 12th November 2016 in the Leinster Intermediate Club Semi-Final and won despite strong opposition. After a strong first half, Cilles were subjected to a strong fight back from Round Towers in the second half but cool heads prevailed and after some quality points and a nail biting few extra time minutes they prevailed. The four minutes extra time felt like 20, check the tense faces on the sideline in the images below. I thrive on feedback, good, bad or indifferent. If you like the shots feel free to share this […]
Saturday 22nd October 2016 saw St Colmcilles replay their Intermediate County Final against the tough, hardened Dunderry, it proved to be a good day for Cilles who got to hoist the trophy at the end of the game.
The Riptide Movement live at the Olympia Theatre on the release of their brand new album ‘Ghosts’. What a brilliant show! Images shot for Hot Press Magazine. #riptidemovement #hotpress #bmphotome #livemusic #olympiatheatre © Brian Mulligan Photography
Tired and fragile after watching my brother marry his lady in Dundalk I made my way to Pairc Tailteann, Navan to watch St Colmcilles (Cilles) Vs Walterstown in the Intermediate Semi Final. Im used to shooting weddings and live music events so I see emotion and raw energy on a regular basis. This was different though, my children play for this club so it was personal. While my kids are years behind these lads they would have been stunned by the level of commitment, organisation and skill on show here. Cilles didn’t start well and it took a last gasp point […]