Dom Corrigan, Kieran Donnelly and Ryan McMenamin are among the names being linked with the Fermanagh senior job following Rory Gallagher’s decision to step down from the post on Monday.

Gallagher’s two years at the helm saw the county promoted to Division Two as well as reach the Ulster final in his first year.

And already there is plenty of speculation as to who Gallagher’s successor will be.

Dom Corrigan enjoyed massive success in the spring as he led St Michael’s to the MacRory and Hogan Cups and his knowledge of the young players coming through in the county would be seen as a big advantage.

The Kinawley native has previously managed Fermanagh, taking the county to the All Ireland quarter finals and National League semi-finals in 2003 while he has also tasted club success in both Tyrone and Monaghan.

Brookeborough man Kieran Donnelly steered Scotstown to the Monaghan title last year and they went on to reach the Ulster final before losing out to Gaoth Dobhair.

Former Fermanagh player Donnelly was involved as a coach in Peter Canavan’s management and also managed the county minor side.

It is also understood that former Tyrone star Ryan McMenamin, who was Gallagher’s assistant over the last two years, may have an interest in the position and this would provide continuity within the set up.

Malachy O’Rourke is another name to have been linked with the post but it is believed that O’Rourke intends to take a year out from management after seven hugely successful years in charge of Monaghan while an outside bet may be somebody like Martin Greene who led Derrygonnelly Harps to three senior championship titles in a row and is now in charge of Aghyaran in Tyrone.

The process of appointing Gallagher’s successor is underway with Chairman Greg Kelly currently putting together an Appointment Committee which will include the three main officers.

“We would aim to have an Appointment Committee in place for next Monday’s County Board Meeting and then nomination forms will go out to the clubs.

“We won’t be putting a time frame on making an appointment but we would hope that it will be sooner rather than later,” he added.

In their statement following Gallagher’s resignation the County Board praised him for his efforts.

“Fermanagh County Committee would like to thank Rory and his entire backroom team for all their hard work and commitment over the last two years.

“We acknowledge the progress made in respect of their work with the county team having reached the Ulster final in 2018 and gaining promotion to NFL Division Two in the same year, a status which was maintained in 2019.

We wish Rory and all members of his backroom team every success for the future.”