Following thousands of comments, likes and shares of her Facebook post detailing harrowing alleged incidents of domestic abuse, Nicola Gallagher has thanked all those who have supported her.

On May 9, Mrs. Gallagher posted allegations of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, Rory Gallagher. 

The pair have been separated for four years and Mr. Gallagher responded by saying allegations made against him had been investigated by the relevant authorities.

Mr. Gallagher was due to lead Derry out in the Ulster Final on Sunday, however on Friday evening he issued a statement saying he was standing aside to protect his children from the turmoil of recent event.

There had been calls from the public and some in politics for him to step down.

In the comments section under her post, Mrs. Gallagher posted: "Thank you to everyone, I am overwhelmed by all the love and support, I feel so humbled and grateful for the strength that has been sent to me x."

The original post has received over 2,000 comments, 17,000 likes and has been shared over 4,000 times.