Rory Gallagher is looking forward to a new three year term as Donegal senior football team manager.
The Donegal county committee sanctioned the new three year term for Gallagher, with an option for a fourth year, at a specially convened meeting in the Villa Rose Hotel, in Ballybofey tonight.
Gallagher has just completed two years of a three year with the option of a further year on review.
A motion to rescind Gallagher’s initial appointment, passed in October 2014, was required under rule and this was passed by 60 votes to 8.
A subsequent motion to sanction his new three year term with an option for fourth year was passed by 64 votes to 4.
The new three year term covers 2017, 2018 and 2019, with an option for 2020.
The former Fermanagh star forward and All-Ireland club championship winner with St Galls of Belfast succeeded Jim McGuinness and has guided Donegal to the last two Ulster finals.
Donegal lost to Monaghan last season and this season. In the last two seasons under the Belleek native Donegal have retained their Division One in the Allianz National League, reaching the semi-final this season, before losing the league semi-final to Dublin.