Donegal's Neil Gallagher forced to retire

Injuries have taken their toll

Neil Gallagher, Donegal, GAA

Donegal's Neil Gallagher ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Donegal midfielder Neil Gallagher has been forced to retire from inter-county football due to injuries.

The two-time All Star was part of the All Ireland winning side of 2012 and he also won Ulster titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Manager Rory Gallagher has also seen Colm McFadden, Eamonn McGee, Rory Kavanagh, Christy Toye and David Walsh hang up their inter-county boots since last summer. 

Donegal confirmed Gallagher's decision to retire on Twitter, writing: "Rory Gallagher has today confirmed that due to injury Neil Gallagher has retired from Inter County Football. Thank you Neil for all you did."



His Donegal team-mate Michael Murphy also tribute to a man he won the All Ireland with in 2012.

The two are club team-mates at Glenswilly.

Donegal play their third match of the 2017 Allianz Football League on February 26th against Dublin.

They lost their opening match to Kerry by a 2-17 to 1-17 score but got their first win on the board against Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park by 0-16 to 2-9.