Sister act as Olivia moves out of Katie's shadow
Olivia Mullan made it six goals for the season when she scored in Ballymoney's 4-1 win over North Down in Comber on Saturday as the Co Antrim side moved to the top of the Ulster Premier League.
The teenager is proving to be a chip off the old block as she is the younger sister of former Money player and current Ireland captain Katie Mullan.
Olivia has already won representative honours and last weekend she dug in to help Ulster regain the Under-18 inter-provincial crown at Stormont.
On the back of some impressive displays, she has been named in the Ireland U18 training squad ahead of next year's much anticipated European Championship.
Ballymoney stalwart Aine Kearney says she sees Olivia as a great prospect.
She said: "Olivia, like Katie, also plays camogie for Eoghan Rua in Coleraine and she is a tough and very skilful player just like her sister.
"She also has an eye for goal as she has proved already this season and she is also a very talented penalty corner striker."
Kearney added: "While we are delighted to be at the top of the table, I think you still have to make Queen's the favourites for the title as they are the best team we have played so far."
On Saturday, Lurgan bounced back after an opening loss to Queen's with a 6-1 win over Rainey.
The Belfast students, meanwhile, have reached the semi-finals of the Irish Inter-varsities Championship in Dublin with senior international Jessica McMaster playing a key role.
The 19-year-old striker scored three of the goals as Queen's beat Trinity 4-2 and drew 2-2 with Dublin Institute of Technology to earn her team a last-four clash with UCC.
Ulster Premier League: North Down 1 (L Bell) Ballymoney 4 (S Brown, O Mullan, C Stacey, L McCurdy); Lurgan 6 (C McCann, L Wright 2, A Nawn 2, C Johnston) Rainey 1 (K Wilson).
Senior One: Knock 0 Priorians 2 (J Kennedy 2); Lisnagarvey 4 (S Holdsworth 2, A Brown, S Colgan) Armagh 0; Omagh 2 (D Darragh 2) Ballyclare 1 (R Murphy); Raphoe 3 (S Barnett, E Harper, L Smith) Ballymena 0; Victorians 5 (R Hewitt 2, A Roberts, J Fusco, D Curry) CI 0.
Irish Inter-varsities Championship: Queen's 4 (J McMaster 2, A Hutchinson, R Quinn) Trinity 2; Queen's 2 (J McMaster, T Hastings) DIT 2; Ulster University 0 UCD 4; UU 1 (A Hamilton) UCC 2.