Gallagher among departures from Donegal backroom team

Three members of Jim McGuinness’s management step down

Donegal selector Rory Gallagher beside the team huddle ahead of the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal selector Rory Gallagher beside the team huddle ahead of the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 16:30

Three members of the Donegal backroom team are understood to have withdrawn from the county football management team according to Highland Radio.

Jim McGuinness’s assistant Rory Gallagher and video analyst Maxi Curran have stepped down due to work and family commitments, while Francie Friel will not be part of the set-up in 2014.

McGuinness recently agreed to take charge of the 2012 All-Ireland champions for a fourth year and will now have to make a number of key appointments to his backroom team.

Donegal County Board are expected to confirm the departures later today.