Roscommon name Newton as new football manager

The Roscommon GAA County Board have appointed Des Newton as the new Senior Football Manager on a two year deal.

Newton, who won one All-Ireland U21 Football title and two Connacht Senior Football Championship titles with Roscommon and an Ulster Senior Football Championship with Donegal has been involved with County Development Squads and Club sides over the past few years, most notably with Kilmacud Crokes.

Details of his back-room team are yet to be finalised.

The Board also confirmed the appointment of Nigel Dineen to the position of U21 Football Team Manager. The former U21 selector will be joined by selectors Eddie Lohan, Basil Mannion and Denis Gavin.

Both Managers have been appointed for two year terms.

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