Rory Gallagher has reportedly stepped down from his role as Fermanagh manager according to The Impartial Reporter.
The former Erne County full-forward informed the County Board and Fermanagh players this morning of his decision which brings an end to his tenure after just two seasons in charge of his native county.
Gallagher came on board with Fermanagh after having cut his inter-county managerial teeth with Donegal, first as an assistant under Jim McGuinness, where they won the 2012 All-Ireland title, before stepping out on his own following McGuinness’ departure.
The former Donegal boss then accepted the invitation to link up with his native county ahead of the 2018 season which saw Fermanagh reach their first Ulster final in ten years were they were soundly beaten by Donegal. Fermanagh kicked on early in 2019, challenging for promotion to Division 1, however, the wheels came off the wagon late in their Allianz Division 2 campaign before eventually finishing third and missing out.
Fermanagh were then dealt a tough hand in this year’s Championship. They were pitted against Donegal in the opening round of the Ulster SFC where they fell to a 0-15 to 0-9 defeat.
The Erne County were then drawn against Monaghan in the opening round of the qualifiers were they fell to a four-point defeat to the Farney men (1-10 to 1-6).