Donegal have been dealt a huge blow ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash against Kerry with the news that Eoghan Ban Gallagher is set to miss the remainder of the season.
The news was first reported by Highland Radio who claimed that Gallagher suffered a “serious leg injury” with the news filtering through since that the wing-back had suffered a broken ankle.
It comes as a huge blow to Declan Bonner’s side. Gallagher had been in impressive form for the Tír Chonaill men all season with his marauding runs forward a feature of Donegal’s play.
The Killybegs’ defender has featured prominently for Donegal over the past two seasons and was nominated for an All-Star in 2018 as well being named Donegal Footballer of the Year.
Gallagher was a key cog in the securing back-to-back Ulster titles this year as well as playing his part in Donegal’s opening phase win against Meath in the 2019 Super 8s.
Eoghan Ban Gallagher out for the season. Broken ankle. Massive blow for Donegal. Was allstar material. Class act. pic.twitter.com/f224FNZkrb
— Thomas Niblock (@thomasniblock) July 18, 2019
Donegal are out this weekend against Kerry in Croke Park and could well face into a final day shootout with Mayo in Castlebar, however, a win over the Kingdom should put them in line for semi-final qualification.
Declan Bonner’s men will have to do without Gallagher though for the remainder of the campaign while Ardara’s Paddy McGrath is a doubt for this Sunday’s game against the Kingdom.