Connacht Rugby | Cillian Gallagher announces retirement after long-term shoulder injury


Cillian Gallagher has confirmed he has retired from skilled rugby following a long-standing shoulder harm.
It was introduced on Tuesday that Gallagher is among the many gamers leaving the membership on the finish of the season, and the Sligo native has now confirmed he’ll finish his profession.
The lock got here by the Connacht Academy and made his professional debut towards Worcester within the 2017-18 Problem Cup. In whole he made 15 appearances, with the final of these coming towards Montpellier in November 2019.
Gallagher has launched the next assertion:
It’s with deep unhappiness that I’ve determined to retire from skilled rugby on the finish of this coming season. After 3 shoulder surgical procedures and having mentioned it with the Connacht medical employees, shoulder surgeon and my household, I really feel that is one of the best resolution for me going ahead.
From a younger age I dreamed of enjoying rugby on the highest stage and to have the ability to do that with Connacht, my dwelling province, fills me with satisfaction. While my time there was lower quick I’ll always remember the wonderful reminiscences made each time I placed on that inexperienced jersey.
I’d wish to thank all those that helped me to get the place I’m right now; my underage coaches at Sligo RFC and Summerhill Faculty, these at Corinthians RFC and most just lately the medical and efficiency employees at Connacht Rugby who left no stone unturned within the battle to assist me return from this harm.
I’d wish to thank my teammates, who by no means did not put a smile on my face by among the powerful days in the previous couple of seasons. I depart Connacht Rugby with an abundance of fond reminiscences and, little doubt, pals made for all times.
Lastly to my mother and father, household and my girlfriend. I can not thanks sufficient to your help over the previous few years. They’ve been with me on each step of this journey and have shared all the fun {of professional} rugby with me, together with the seemingly inevitable lows. I hope I’ve made you all proud.
I now stay up for transferring onto the following stage of my life and no matter it might have in retailer.


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