THE RETIREMENT of Colm McFadden from inter-county football was a big talking point following Donegal’s loss to Dublin last night.
In the wake of a loss that ends Donegal’s summer, McFadden – who scored 25-434 in 170 appearances for the county – confirmed that he had played his final game for the county.
Former Dublin star Alan Brogan led the tributes to the St Michael’s man and the Twitter plaudits were plentiful for McFadden:[adrotate group=”81″]
Always enjoyed watching Colm McFadden..he was top class. Not easy tonight but he deserves the plaudits for what he gave to Donegal.
— Alan Brogan (@alanbrogan13) August 6, 2016
Colm McFadden has retired. His impact on big games was massive. And he was sensible enough to stay off social media.Good luck to him.
— Kieran Copacabana (@KCsixtyseven) August 6, 2016
It's an end of an era for @officialdonegal with Colm McFadden retiring. That cultured jink and left foot will live long on the memory.
— Anthony McGrath (@anthonymcgrath7) August 7, 2016
Best of luck to Colm McFadden on his retirement, what a left foot, gave his all to the Donegal cause!
— John Doherty (@Scalper3) August 6, 2016
— Tom brady (@Tbrady21Tom) August 7, 2016
3 Ulster titles, 1 all Ireland & unlucky to miss out on footballer of the year 2012. What a servant Colm McFadden has been to our wee county
— Kane Barrett (@kaneyb_14) August 6, 2016
Colm McFadden, great servant to this county, record appearance holder & top scorer, one of the sound St Michaels folk too, all the best ?
— Caolan Ferry (@caolanferry10) August 6, 2016
Sorry to hear colm McFadden is retiring he has brought us to how we are now love you ?
— Tiarnach Mchugh (@tiarnachxoz11) August 6, 2016