FORMER DONEGAL player Antoin McFadden helped to guide Newcastle West to the Limerick County League Division 1 title last night.
McFadden, who was a member of the Donegal All-Ireland winning panel in 2012, is now joint manager of Newcastle West.
Last year, he was coach of the Newcastle West side that won a first Limerick SFC title in 23 years.
McFadden this year transferred from his home club, St Michael’s, to play for Clare team Cratloe.[adrotate group=”38″]
McFadden is also pursuing a career in coaching and management and was the strength and conditioning coach to the Limerick senior football team this year.
The younger brother of recently-retired Donegal player Colm McFadden, Antoin played in the All-Ireland Under-21 final in 2010.
Last night, Newcastle West overcame Drom Broadford 2-5 to 0-5 in the final at Tournafulla, with Dara Woods and Sean Murphy getting the goals.[adrotate group=”68″]
McFadden’s influence has been acutely felt in the club, who have now won first SFC and League titles in years.
At the end of last year, Newcastle West’s Stephen Kelly spoke about McFadden and said: “He has improved us as a team and as individuals.”