McDonnell to skipper Yeats men

December 28, 2017

Sligo's Kevin McDonnell.
©INPHO/James Crombie.

Kevin McDonnell will captain Sligo's senior footballers in 2018.

Sligo county board confirmed the news yesterday via its Twitter account and it sees the defender become the fourth player from the Castleconnor club to skipper the Yeats men.

Paddy Joe Barrins, Barnes Murphy and Paddy Best had all captained Sligo in the past, with Murphy having earned one of the county's five All Star awards in 1974.

McDonnell, who is just 22, made the full-back position his own during Niall Carew's tenure and will look to lead from the back next season as Sligo begin a new era under Cathal Corey.

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