Rory Gallagher Could Be About To Make A Shock Return To County Management

Rory Gallagher Could Be About To Make A Shock Return To County Management

It's almost easy to forget that Rory Gallagher is a Fermanagh native. His stint with Donegal, his All-Ireland club win with St Galls in Belfast and his brief county career with Cavan has left him a well-travelled GAA man - or at least around the north of Ireland - but it was in Fermanagh where he first made his name.

And it could well be where he makes his name again, with the Irish Independent's Declan Bogue revealing that Gallagher has held talks with the Ernesiders about taking over as their new manager in the wake of Pete McGrath's departure.

Speaking on this week's We Are Ulster podcast, Bogue discussed possible candidates for the job, such as Armagh's Paddy McKeever, but his sources (Bogue is a Fermanaghman also) tell him that the only person the committee has spoken to is Gallagher:

One thing that is pretty much confirmed to me is that Rory Gallagher has met the county board. He's definitely said to have met the selection panel.  So interesting times, if that's the only person that they've met and if they're happy with it and he's happy it ... It would be quite unexpected.

Bogue added, 'I thought he would have taken a year out but stranger things have happened.'


If it does happen it will be interesting to see how the globetrotter's appointment is received within the county. Bogue is optimistic that there would be no ill-will towards Gallagher, who last played for Fermanagh in 2011, 'If Rory started winning games in Division Three I don't think anyone would have any objections to it. He's proven his worth as a manager.'

You can listen to the full discussion on this week's We Are Ulster show below.

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Mark Farrelly
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Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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