Injured Red Hughs forward gets his hands on Ulster title – in hospital!


Red Hughs forward Shane Gallagher spent Saturday night in hospital after suffering a bad knock in the second half of the Ulster JFC final – but his team-mates made sure he got his hands on the cup!

Red Hughs had a dramatic 1-11 to 1-9 win over Limavady to take the prize.

Johnny Carlin replaced Gallagher in the 38th minute and he proved the Red Hughs hero, scoring 1-2.

Gallagher remained at Celtic Park for the presentation but subsequently spent the night at Altnagelvin Area Hospital with concussion before being released. The player also sustained a broken jaw.

“The club would like to wish Shane Gallagher a speedy recovery,” Red Hughs said.

“Shane got a bad knock in the final. But typical Shane stayed til he got up the steps with his teammates before getting treatment. Get well soon Shane. #warrior”

Red Hughs captain Gerard Melaugh and Thomas McMenamin are pictured with Gallagher in hospital…

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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