'The level of abuse at Rory Gallagher was absolutely disgusting'

December 09, 2017

Donegal manager Rory Gallagher.
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Outgoing Donegal chairman Sean Dunnion has taken aim at the keyboard warriors who abused Rory Gallagher online following Donegal's heavy All-Ireland SFC qualifier loss to Galway last summer.

Gallagher subsequently stepped down as Donegal manager, but refuted suggestions that he did so because of the social media abuse he received. He has since taken charge of his native Fermanagh, while Declan Bonner has succeeded him in the Donegal hotseat.

"The level of abuse at players and the former team manager, Rory Gallagher, and his family on digital and social media was absolutely disgusting," Dunnion said in his final chairman's address at last night's county convention in Ballybofey.

"That shouldn't be tolerated in a modern society. It was absolutely appalling."

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