Jim McGuinness unable to attend Co. Committee meeting

Jim McGuinness unable to attend Co. Committee meeting
Donegal manager Jim McGuinness did not attend Tuesday night’s meeting of the Donegal county board due to a change in training schedules.

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness did not attend Tuesday night’s meeting of the Donegal county board due to a change in training schedules.

The Donegal boss was due to give one of his two annual reports to the county committee following the end of the Allianz National Football League.

The manager apologised to the committee through the county chairman, Sean Dunnion, who stated that McGuinness was very anxious to attend the meeting.

However, due to a change in the county team training schedule he was not available as he was in Glasgow.

“Jim was all set to be here right up to the weekend and he was very anxious to give his report. However, due to club games being played on Monday, he was forced to reschedule county team training,” explained the chairman.

“The training was moved from tonight to tomorrow night (Wednesday) and Friday night. This meant Jim had to go back to Glasgow.

“He apologised and confirmed that he will give his report at the June meeting. He also said that he will be finishing up shortly in Glasgow for the summer and there should be no problem being at the next meeting.”

Meanwhile, Donegal hurling manager, Ray Durack, in his annual mid term report, told delegates that they had enjoyed a very good league campaign.

Donegal won Division 3A of the Allianz League and were also promoted to Division 2B of the league, the highest any Donegal team has ever achieved.

“We set out to win the league and promotion and we achieved both and overall it has been a very good year so far,”said Durack.

The Donegal boss, a former All-Ireland Vocational Schools’ winner with his native Galway, also played for Donegal for a number of years at senior level.

He thanked the county board for their continued support, compared to what was received during his playing days with the county.

“We’ve had a few good years and much of the credit for this must go to the county board who have been a great support.

“Compared to when I was playing with the county 20 years ago, the support has been brilliant over the last few years.”

The manager and his backroom team and the hurlers were congratulated on their success by the county chairman, Sean Dunnion.

“It has to be recognised that in 2015 we will be playing at the highest level ever and that is down to Ray, his backroom team and the players.”