Colm McFadden retires after Donegal’s All Ireland exit

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Donegal All Star Colm McFadden has retired from inter-county football.

He made the announcement amid Donegal’s exit from this year’s All Ireland campaign, following Saturday’s quarter-final defeat to Dublin.

He said: “Every man has his day."

St Michael’s clubman Colm (33), who is both Donegal’s record appearance holder and top scorer, had been involved in county football for 14 years.

Saturday’s game in Croke Park, where he appeared from the subs’ bench for his 64th Championship game, was his 170th appearance in total.

He scored 25-434 in the green and gold.

This is the second time that the decision to retire by has been made by Colm (pictured above in 2013, before his first retirement).

He initially stood down at the end of 2014 but rejoined the set-up earlier this year.

During his time with Donegal, he won a National League title, three Ulster titles, the All-Ireland in 2012, and an All Star that same year.