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Former Derry forward star Paddy Bradey joins Donegal management team

Paddy Bradley guided Glenullin to a Derry intermediate title this year
Paul McConville

Former Derry Allstar forward Paddy Bradley has joined new Donegal manager Paddy Carr’s backroom team.

The county announced over the weekend that Carr’s management team, which already includes former Armagh All-Ireland winner Aidan O’Rourke as head coach, is "90% complete and an announcement revealing all roles and responsibilities. is due within the next ten days".

The panel met up for their first group session with the new management team at the Donegal GAA centre in Convoy.

Bradley this year managed his club Glenullin to a Derry intermediate championship title before their defeat to Galbally in the Ulster Club IFC.

He was previously manager of Newbridge and worked as a coach for the Antrim senior footballers when his father Liam was manager. Bradley is also a previous manager of Derry U20s.

He also has some of experience of Donegal football, having helped out in the backroom team of Kevin Cassidy during his brief spell as Gaoth Dobhair manager in 2014.

Donegal returned to collective training over the weekend, but are still without a few key figures.

Hugh McFadden, Stephen McMenamin and Peadar Mogan are all expected to join up with the panel at a later date due to travel and work commitments while the county team will also be getting to grips with the absence of Michael Murphy from training following the All-Ireland winning captain’s retirement last week.

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