The two time All Star was key in Donegal reclaiming the Ulster title against Monaghan and went on to have big games in the All Ireland series against Armagh and Dublin.
Neil will be presented with his award on Saturday Night at the Donegal GAA Banquet in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.
Paul Sheridan will pick up the Hurler of the year award. The influential Aodh Rua man helped Donegal win promotion into Division 2B this year.
Glenfin’s Katie Herron has been named as the ladies footballer of the year while St. Eunan’s, Cloughaneely and Urris will receive their club awards.
List of Awards 2014
Senior Player - Neill Gallagher Glenswilly
Hurler - Paul Sherdian Aodh Ruadh
Grounds - Glenfin
Senior Club - St Eunan’s
Intermediate - Cloughaneely
Junior - Urris
Lady Footballer - Katie Herron
Gaeltachta - Cloich Ceann Fhaola
Outside Gaeltachta - Na Ceithre Maistri
Culture Award - Brendan Mac A Bhaird Milford
Lifetime achievement Brian McEniff
Referee Award - Mark Dorrian Fanad Gaels
Handball Award -Mark Marley/Mark McGowan
Special Award - C.L.G Robert Emmetts