Donegal GAA clubs will meet with senior management on Friday

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Donegal GAA clubs will meet with senior management on Friday
Donegal’s GAA clubs will meet with team manager Jim McGuinness on Friday night to primarily discuss the framework for next year’s club championship.

Donegal’s GAA clubs will meet with team manager Jim McGuinness on Friday night to primarily discuss the framework for next year’s club championship.

The Donegal team management, executive and Competitions’ Control Committee and the secretary, chairman and team manager from the respective senior and intermediate clubs will assemble in Ballybofey.

McGuinness has not committed to a fourth year in charge of Donegal and is understood to be seeking certain assurances before he will take the county for 2014.

He met with the executive last Saturday week to outline his requirements having discussed the matter with his senior panel beforehand. McGuinness works as the performance consultant of Celtic FC in Glasgow.

“We gave the clubs an update on the position of senior management at Monday night’s monthly county committee meeting,” Donegal County Board chairman Sean Dunnion said.

“The idea of a meeting with county senior management was positively received as we attempt to find common ground. It was outlined that it’s in everyone’s best interest to reach a compromise. This meeting is part of the process to enable Jim to make his decision. He is in Scotland this week but has agreed to meet the clubs at the first opportunity, which is Friday.

“The main crux of the meeting will be the scheduling of the club championship fixtures for 2014.”

McGuinness has led Donegal to two Ulster championships in his three seasons in charge of the county, as well as last September’s All-Ireland title before losing heavily to Mayo, 4-17 to 1-10, in this year’s quarter-final.