Rory Gallagher has resigned as manager of the Derry GAA senior football team tonight (Tuesday). 

A statement released by Derry GAA confirmed that the Fermanagh man had now stepped down and Ciaran Meenagh would assume the role as manager for the rest of the season. 

Gallagher has been at the centre of serious domestic abuse allegations made by his wife Nicola, from whom he is separated, last week and had said on Friday night that he was "stepping back from his role". 

That was two days before the Ulster final which Derry went on to win after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win. 

Meenagh had taken charge of the team on Sunday.

Derry GAA said they would not be commenting further on the matter.