LETTERKENNY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S Trench Cup hopes have been handed a huge boost with the news that double All-Star Neil Gallagher will be available for the competition.
Eamon O’Boyle’s team have a quarter-final against Cavan Institute or Institute of Technology Tallaght, who play later this month.
Gallagher will be in the squad for the last eight tie. The Glenswilly man is now a registered full-time student at the Port Road campus, where he is studying in engineering.
Gallagher, an All-Star in 2012 and 2014, was a part of the 2005 LyIT panel that won the Trench Cup, the last occasion on which they were victors.
Then, they overcame a St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra side including Rory Kavanagh – who was sent off – in the final.
Gallagher didn’t feature for LyIT in the League, where they reached the semi-finals, losing out to St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra having beaten Ulster University Coleraine, North-West Regional College and Cavan Institute.
However, the Donegal midfielder is expected to line out to bolster the side in the Trench Cup quarter-final.
Malin’s Anthony Kelly is also poised to appear. Kelly, like Gallagher, is a full-time student at LyIT and will hope to help send them into the semi-finals and final of the competition, held at Jordanstown on Sigerson Cup weekend in February.
“These boys are a great boost to us – their quality is brilliant to be taking into this panel,” O’Boyle told Donegal Sport Hub.
The LyIT panel is already littered with players who have played inter-county football: Jack O’Brien, Daire McDaid, Caolan McDaid, Connall O’Boyle, Hugh ‘Yank’ Boyle, Callum Gallagher, Niall Harley, Jack Scally, Willie Gillespie, Jack Quinn and Daniel Clarke.Tags: