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Colm Mc Fadden

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Would like to wish Colm all the best. A great servant to Donegal football down through the years.

Should won FOTY in 2012. Give me some of my best memories watching Donegal.

A sound lad too.

DLlegends (Donegal) - Posts: 492 - 07/08/2016 15:41:20    1897391

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Replying To DLlegends:  "Would like to wish Colm all the best. A great servant to Donegal football down through the years.

Should won FOTY in 2012. Give me some of my best memories watching Donegal.

A sound lad too."
One of the most gifted footballers to ever play for Donegal. I remember watching him as a 16 year old playing for the minors and you just knew he was going to be something special.

Yes he should have won FOTY in 2012 in my opinion. It was one of the greatest single season displays of scoring as you will ever see.. Everything he hit that year turned to gold.

What a player. Wish him all the best

HandballRef (Donegal) - Posts: 496 - 07/08/2016 16:03:21    1897410

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Just want to reciprocate what has already being said regarding Colm. Brilliant player and servant for Donegal, a Donegal legend. I would love to see him involved with Donegal in some capacity maybe in a coaching position in the future. Thank you Colm for everything.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 2586 - 07/08/2016 16:56:28    1897446

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Replying To DLlegends:  "Would like to wish Colm all the best. A great servant to Donegal football down through the years.

Should won FOTY in 2012. Give me some of my best memories watching Donegal.

A sound lad too."
He was a great player for us and he really excelled in2012
Remember his point against Cork in the semi from over 50 Mts just after half time.
I think he was as good as forward we have had and his total scores for the county say it all
Best of luck Colm

SamOnErrigal (Donegal) - Posts: 1427 - 07/08/2016 20:29:55    1897594

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The end of the road at county level for Colm,but what a road he travelled for Donegal. Thanks for the super memories Lad!

PastandPresent (Donegal) - Posts: 345 - 07/08/2016 20:33:05    1897598

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Top player.

Best of luck in your retirement Colm.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13607 - 07/08/2016 21:34:21    1897651

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Good luck to Colm, excellent player.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8130 - 07/08/2016 22:49:30    1897717

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I remember a long time ago someone saying ' there's a young lad from the St. Michaels club making a name for himself ' well he certainly did .

What a contributor to the cause of Donegal GAA .

Won't ever forget his performance V Tyrone in 2004.

He was simply awesome in 2012 -he just didn't miss .

Best of luck in retirement and whatever else he does .

A class act and thanks very much :)

TheRightStuff (Donegal) - Posts: 1688 - 08/08/2016 10:13:38    1897845

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Probably the greatest forward we've ever produced. Most definitely frustrating at times especially in his early years but that '04 performance v reigning All-Ireland champions Tyrone will live long in the memory.

Thank you for everything Colm especially the scoring in 2012 - you were unstoppable that year!

One of the greats

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1182 - 08/08/2016 11:55:19    1897924

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I've known Colm for a good few years since our days in NUIG. One of the most naturally gifted footballers you'd ever hope to come across. I witnessed at first hand his devastating partnership with Michael Meehan, particularly in the Sigerson win in 2003. Simply an outrageous inside pair for any side to meet at that level.

For Donegal he has been a legend and stuck at it even when some supporters doubted him. People will remember his game against Tyrone in 2004 - a one man demolition job on the then All Ireland champions!

His role with Donegal under McGuinness was selfless. At times he foraged alone up front, made ball stick and scored from limited opportunities. It was in 2012 when he reached his peak with a simply stunning year long exhibition of score taking. Fully deserved his All Star and was perhaps unlucky not to win POTY.

Hopefully we'll still get to see the left peg in action for another few years at club level. A senior county championship medal with St Michaels would be a fitting finale to a fantastic career.

Bravo to The Bull! You'll be missed in the green and gold!

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 7356 - 08/08/2016 12:02:36    1897935

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What a great servant for Donegal and when he was in his pomp he was unplayable.

The job he did around 2011/2012 was simply outstanding and I'm not sure any other forward has been as impressive in that role he played. He was magnificent when often surrounded by the defence.

A joy to watch in those days.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13316 - 08/08/2016 20:50:23    1898335

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Absolutely one of Donegals best ever players and good luck to him and it would seem to Kavanagh and Eamonn mc Gee. All 3 have been great servants to Donegal and thankfully they got to reach the top in those years. Well done lads and good luck.

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 4225 - 08/08/2016 21:51:09    1898380

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Very upset to lose Eamon in all honesty I felt he had an excellent year and will be sorely missed. The journey he's been on as an inter county footballer really sums up the journey we've all been on in my opinion. He was playing for London in Division 4 just 6 years ago.

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1182 - 09/08/2016 09:39:03    1898568

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Sad to see Colm McFadden retiring, I believe he was the best ever forward to play for Donegal, an absolute scoring machine. He was the best forward in the country from 2011-3013. I will always remember the ulster semi final against Down in 2013 when he hit 4 scores from around the 45 metre line. I think he nearly got half our scores in 2012.

Also sad to see Eamon McGee retire. Another legend. Best of luck to both in their retirement.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1767 - 09/08/2016 10:12:55    1898589

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Yea he will be missed, always good and phenomenal for a few years. Looks like he is only the 1st one to go with Eamon McGee going last night and Rory Kavanagh sounding like he's going.
A new era starting in Donegal. Pity we won't get a new manager to bring them on.

CharlieM (Donegal) - Posts: 427 - 09/08/2016 10:43:05    1898624

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A True Gaelic Giant Steps Down
Colm McFadden's decision to call it a day for Donegal after a record 170 games and a phenomenal 25 goals and 434 points robs us all of one of the great inter-County GAA presences. In Tyrone we probably first noticed him with his 1-7 against us in the 2004 Ulster Semi-Final and more recently he was our 'assassin' with crucial, match-deciding Championship goals against us in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
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Fitting tribute from your neighbours in the red hand county. And when you look at those stats isn't it amazing what he was capable of in his prime. What a player.

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 4225 - 09/08/2016 18:43:16    1899019

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Good luck to him,a fine footballer and a vital cog in winning that 2012 title.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2311 - 11/08/2016 19:16:23    1900046

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Great player. Hopefully he will be involved in coaching Donegal teams in the future. Hes already involved with Eunans college.

HEREBENJI (Donegal) - Posts: 404 - 11/08/2016 19:32:16    1900051

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