Rory Gallagher and Derry GAA have both released statements after allegations of domestic abuse were made against the Derry senior football manager by his estranged wife on social media.
Nicola Gallagher shared a lengthy post on Facebook on May 9th in which she outlined years of alleged abuse at the hands of her former partner.
In a statement released through his solicitors, Rory Gallagher said that the allegations against him have previously "been investigated and dealt with by the relevant authorities".
"I have been made aware of a social media post by my estranged wife Nicola Gallagher in which she has made a number of very serious allegations against me," said Gallagher.
Our marriage broke down over four years ago. Those closest to our family are well aware of the reasons for the breakdown of our marriage and the continued issues we have faced since that time.
Following long running court proceedings in Family Courts in both jurisdictions, I was granted a full Residence Order in respect of our three young children on February 17 2023. This outcome was recommended by social services.
Allegations against me have been investigated and dealt with by the relevant authorities.
My focus over the past 4 years has been to protect our children from the ongoing turmoil in our family.
I have left this matter in the hands of my legal team and ask that the privacy of our family is respected at this time. I will not be making any further public comment on this matter.
In a statement, Derry GAA told the Impartial Reporter that it "condemns all forms of domestic violence", and added, "We encourage anyone who has experienced domestic violence to report it to the relevant authorities immediately."
Derry are set to play in the Ulster SFC final against Armagh this weekend.