Dominic Corrigan is the early favourite to take over as Fermanagh manager following the announcement that Rory Gallagher was stepping down from the position.

Gallagher confirmed to RTÉ Sport that he was leaving the job, having informed players and county board officials on Monday morning.

In his two seasons in charge the Erne County reached an Ulster final, their first in ten years, and earned promotion from Division 3.

They finished third in Division 2 this year, just two points off the promotion places occupied by Donegal and Meath, two teams that made the Super 8s.

However, the championship campaign was brief – Donegal knocked them out of Ulster in their first game and they lost their opening round qualifier to Monaghan.

A statement from Fermanagh GAA read: "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 2 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."

In 2003 Corrigan brought Fermanagh to an All-Ireland quarter-final during his first spell in charge and earlier this year he led St Michael's Enniskillen to the Hogan Cup crown, the prestigious secondary schools’ All-Ireland.

Corrigan on the line for Fermanagh

He subsequently managed Sligo too, but was sacked in controversial manner early during the 2006 league campaign.

The Erne County are one of the counties with the smallest populations on the island so it is a constant struggle for them to remain competitive.

The well-travelled Gallagher, who lives in Letterkenny, County Donegal, played for Fermanagh and neighbouring Cavan, lining out for his native Erne Gaels club as well St Brigid's in Dublin, St Gall’s in Antrim and Crosserlough in Cavan.

He’s likely to be a coach in demand given his successful track record; he was in manager Jim McGuinness’ backroom team when Donegal won the 2012 All-Ireland title.