Friday 6 December 2019

Ireland boss Martin O'Neill sent a good luck message to Stephen Gallacher ahead of Ryder Cup

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill speaks to members of the media during a Republic of Ireland press conference yesterday
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill speaks to members of the media during a Republic of Ireland press conference yesterday

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill was among a number of high profile names offering their best wishes to European Ryder Cup players

Celtic fan Stephen Gallacher revealed he had received a good luck message from former Parkhead boss Martin O'Neill, but was also impressed by Alex Ferguson during his speech to the European team last night at Gleneagles.

"I thought he was brilliant," Gallacher said. "He spoke for half an hour and then we sort of asked him some questions and he was very candid and very open.

"There's bits that I definitely would take away from it, not just as a team aspect, but for progression going forward.

"I kind of knew he was (a confident person) anyway, but to hear him talking you can see why the players respected him so much. You can see his sort of passion for the game and how much he loves football and how much he loves the strategy and the game.

"He misses it a bit he said, but you know, an absolute legend in my eyes."

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