Neil Gallagher (Louth footballer)

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Neil Gallagher
Personal information
Irish name Niall Ó Gallchobhair
Sport Gaelic football
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1985-01-20) 20 January 1985 (age 33)
Daisy Hill Hospital,Newry, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Club(s)
Years Club
Cooley Kickhams
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2010– Louth
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 0
Neil Gallagher
Personal information
Full name Neil Gallagher
Date of birth (1985-01-20) 20 January 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, Northern Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cooley Kickhams GFC, Co. Louth
Youth career
Bellurgan United FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Dundalk 0 (0)
2003–2006 UCD 18 (0)
2006 Dundalk (loan) 8 (0)
2006–2007 Dundalk 18 (0)
2008 Longford Town 26 (0)
2009 Dundalk 0 (0)
2010 Newry City 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Neil Gallagher (born 20 January 1985) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays Gaelic football for Louth and Cooley Kickhams (Club) association football for Dundalk.[1]

Born in Newry, County Down, Gallagher started playing as a goalkeeper for Gaelic sides Cooley Kickhams and Louth Minors and joined Louth Seniors in 2009 as a goalkeeper. In his school days he played for St. Marys College in Dundalk, winning both football and soccer Leinster titles. He began his soccer career with local side Bellurgan United but signed semi pro for Dundalk F.C. He then got a scholarship to UCD playing under Paul Doolin and Pete Mahon. He joined Dundalk in January 2006 from UCD.

He was signed for his third spell at the club by Seán Connor in March 2009.

In 2016, Gallagher was a member of the management team of the successful Cooley Kickhams under 21 side that defeated the Geraldines in the U-21 championship final on a scoreline of 3-07 to 8 points.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Longford Town out of luck in crashing to sixth defeat on the trot". Langford Leader. 1 August 2008. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  2. ^ http://louthgaa.ie/cooley-kickhams-under-21-champions/