July 23, 2024

An impartial investigation has been commissioned into allegations made by the ex-wife of former Donegal and Derry senior soccer supervisor Rory Gallagher.

Mr Gallagher stepped down as Derry senior soccer supervisor final Might.

On the time, Mr Gallagher issued an announcement in response to what he described as “very severe” allegations made by his estranged spouse.

The investigation was ordered by Ulster GAA.

In a message on social media, Nicola Gallagher detailed quite a few alleged incidents of home violence.

Mr Gallagher acknowledged his estranged spouse’s social media put up and the very fact it made “very severe allegations towards me” in an announcement issued via a solicitor on the time.

He mentioned: “Our marriage broke down over 4 years in the past. These closest to our household are properly conscious of the explanations for the breakdown of our marriage and the continued points we have now confronted since that point.”

Mr Gallagher mentioned the allegations “have been investigated and handled by the related authorities”.

Particulars of an investigation that has since been commissioned by Ulster GAA have been first reported by the Neutral Reporter newspaper yesterday.

A spokesperson for Ulster GAA advised Impartial.ie that its grownup safeguarding panel is “contemplating this case”.

“Their deliberations are ongoing and they’re going to report back to Ulster GAA when finalised,” the spokesperson mentioned.

It’s understood that no members of Ulster GAA are on that panel.

In an interview with the Sunday Impartial in Might, Nicola Gallagher spoke of a “very sad, disagreeable marriage”.

The allegations relate to a interval of greater than 20 years.

“I’ve been extraordinarily traumatised,” she mentioned. “However you simply hold going, you attempt to block it out, you inform your self that it by no means occurred. Then you definately hit a wall. This final yr has been the hardest of my life.”

Ms Gallagher mentioned she was left feeling “humbled” by the response to her put up.

“The response has been completely overwhelming — I by no means anticipated it. I really feel so heartened by the response as a result of I’m not the kind of one that likes any sort of consideration,” she mentioned.

Mr Gallagher stepped again from his position as Derry supervisor lower than 48 hours earlier than the Ulster SFC last in Might, which Derry received after extra-time and penalties towards Armagh in Clones.

When he stepped again from managing the Ulster aspect, he mentioned the choice was “borne out of a want to guard my kids from the continuing turmoil”.

Impartial investigation ordered into allegations towards Rory Gallagher was final modified: August twenty fifth, 2023 by Employees Author