‘Fake news’ in Done­gal

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Gaelic Games Championship 2017 -

Stay­ing in Done­gal, a cu­ri­ous in­ci­dent played out this week. Brian McEniff, in the Done­gal Demo­crat, al­leged that some Done­gal fans had ver­bally abused man­ager Rory Gal­lagher’s fa­ther dur­ing the Gal­way loss.

“I want to con­demn out of hand the abuse suf­fered by Rory Gal­lagher’s fa­ther, Gerry, by a num­ber of Done­gal sup­port­ers,” he wrote. “I did not see the in­ci­dent but I was made aware of it.”

Gal­lagher Snr, who has been at­tend­ing Done­gal games for 54 years, set the record straight. “I wish to state cat­e­gor­i­cally that I have never been vic­tim of any ver­bal abuse from Done­gal fans,” he said, adding “fake news, me­thinks”.

Case closed.

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