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Rory Gallagher Is Back In Inter-County Senior Football Management

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Former Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has taken on a new role, one that will see him stay in Ulster.

The 39-year-old has agreed to take charge of his native Fermanagh, and in doing so brings an end a brief hiatus that began when he stepped down from his previous post in July.

The Enniskillen man took over from Jim McGuinness as manager of the  Tír Chonaill men in 2014 (having been part of the backroom team in the county’s All Ireland success in 2012), and led Donegal to two consecutive All-Ireland quarter-finals in 2015 and 2016, and ultimately decided to step aside after a heavy defeat to Galway in an All-Ireland qualifier in the summer just gone.

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 30/7/2016 Donegal vs Cork Donegal manager Rory Gallagher
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Gallagher comes in to replace Pete McGrath, who decided to walk away from the Erne men this summer after three years in charge citing “player unrest” as a major factor, less than a week after committing his future to the job for another year.


In this week’s episode of the 16th Man Podcast, we preview this weekend’s All-Ireland Senior Football final between Dublin and Mayo, and hear from Kerry legend Marc Ó Sé.

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