Donegal County Board praise Gallagher’s ‘massive contribution

Donegal County Board have today issued a statement to praise Rory Gallagher’s contribution to the county team’s upturn in fortunes since 2011.

Gallagher stepped down as senior team boss on Monday, bringing an end to his three-year term.

A statement from the County Board executive read: “Donegal county committee would like to place on record its thanks and appreciation to Rory Gallagher for his massive contribution to the county’s footballers over the last seven years.

“Rory’s huge input into Donegal claiming three Ulster titles (2011, 2012, 2014) and the All-Ireland crown (2012) was telling and his replenishment of the panel in 2017 following a spate of retirements means that our young footballers are on a firm standing to build on their introduction to senior intercounty football in the coming seasons.

“We’d also like to thank the various people who formed his backroom teams since 2015. Rory leaves Donegal in Division 1 of the Allianz Leagues. In the coming weeks, our attentions will turn to identifying a suitable and quality replacement to carry on the good work and structures Rory leaves in place.

“We wish Rory and his family a happy and successful future.”