PHOTOS: Former Man Utd Player Teaches Soccer Skills To Moyderwell Pupils

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Fr Philip Mulryne (back centre) with teachers Sarah Keane, Active Week organiser Caroline Doody, Fr David McGovern and second class pupils of Moyderwell Primary School in the gym on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A FORMER professional footballer turned priest was the special guest at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Monday to kickoff their ‘Be Active Week’.

Fr Philip Mulryne OP was accompanied by fellow Dominican Priest Fr David McGovern, the school chaplain, to the gym where he coached soccer skills to some of the pupils.

Previous to his entering the Dominican Order, Fr Mulryne had spent thirteen years as a professional footballer in England, spending six years playing for Manchester United and also for Norwich City. He was ordained as a priest in 2017.

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All this week, the pupils at Moyderwell will be engaging in a number of fun and healthy activities as the co-ordinator of ‘Be Active Week’, Caroline Doody explained.

“We have five days of activities including the great Hat Walk on Friday when the whole school will walk around the Town Park in hats which the children made themselves. We have ‘Pound Workout’ on Wednesday, which is the latest craze and a very difficult workout. We also have two sports days and ‘Superstar’ challenges so it’s a week full of activity,” said Caroline.

The pupils had great fun with Fr Mulryne and there was no shortage of fancy soccer skills on display. Scroll down for photos…

Second class pupils of Moyderwell Primary School having fun in the gym on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean


Pupils playing soccer in the gym on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Celebrating a goal. Photo by Dermot Crean


Wild celebrations after scoring. Photo by Dermot Crean

He just scored the winner. Photo by Dermot Crean

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