Donegal GAA assistant Manager, Rory Gallagher described the Quinn family as honest, loyal, ordinary people in his address to the Quinn Rally in Ballyconnell, last Sunday.
Mr Gallagher, who struck up a friendship with Sean Quinn Junior over 19 years ago when they played football for Fermanagh together, said that he had found Sean Junior as a “loyal and honest” person who would always “tell you as it is”.
“There was lots of bad days on the football field and he was never afraid to tell you. He didn’t hide behind, saying “oh, you were unlucky”, he told you it straight. That wasn’t just in football, that was in every aspect of his life,” he said.
“I think by the crowd here today and the general support they have had over the last few years, I think there are more than me who see that the Quinn family are honest people, they are ordinary people and they’re loyal,” he added.
While acknowledging nearly everyone had their own opinion on the Quinn family and have they have been treated, he said “I think from the crowd here we all know that they were treated very harshly and wrongly. They never said they were perfect. I think that at this stage what they are looking for is justice and what they are looking for is a fair hearing and I don’t think that is too much to ask.”