Newton installed as new Roscommon boss

18 November 2011

Kilmacud manager Paddy Carr with Des Newton
Des Newton was last night ratified as Roscommon's new football manager in succession to Fergal O'Donnell.

Newton, who played for both Roscommon and Donegal, will have former All-Star corner back Enon Gavin as one of his selectors, while another selector will be appointed in due course.

A brother of ex-midfielder John, Newton will commute from Dublin, where he is based as a school principal, for training and matches. He has been involved with Kilmacud Crokes in recent years and served as a selector under manager Paddy Carr this year. He also has experience of working with development squads in Donegal where he was previously based.

Meanwhile, former star forward Nigel Dineen has been confirmed as Roscommon's new U21 boss in succession to Jimmy Gacquin for the coming year. His selectors will be ex-county team-mate Eddie Lohan, Basil Mannion and Denis Gavin.