Jim McGuinness’ highly anticipated memoir, Until Victory Always, will be launched on Thursday, 29 October at 7.30pm in The Highlands Hotel, Main Street, Glenties.
Publishers Gill & Macmillan are issuing an open invitation to the launch to press and fans. The book will be available to purchase at the launch and Jim will sign copies on the night. McGuinness will be interviewed about the book on The Late Late Show on Friday, 30 October and will sign copies of the book on Sunday, 1 November in Four Masters Bookshop, The Diamond, Donegal at 12 noon and at Easons, Letterkenny at 3.30pm.
Jim McGuinness inherited a wounded thing when he took over as manager of the Donegal senior football team in the summer of 2010. When he stepped down just over four years later, the same group of players had won three Ulster championships, the All-Ireland title of 2012 and succeeded in overturning a century-old perception of how Gaelic football should be played. His departure also marked the end of a personal odyssey which had begun almost three decades earlier and weathered the aftermath of two family tragedies.
Destined to become a classic, Until Victory Always is McGuinness’s unforgettable and highly personal account of his years at the helm of the Donegal team. Confessional, moving, funny and fiercely honest, it’s at once the epic story of one team’s audacious bid to rewrite its destiny and one man’s moving testament to the power of sport to sustain us in our darkest moments.
Jim McGuinness is an Irish sports coach and manager. His four-year period at the helm of the Donegal senior team, a county with which he won an All-Ireland medal as a player in 1992, ranks as one of the most successful in the sport’s recent history. He currently occupies the position of Performance Consultant with Celtic FC. He lives with his wife, Yvonne, and five children, Toni-Marie, Mark Anthony, Jimmy, Bonnie and Aoibh, in Glenties.
Until Victory Always: A Memoir is published by Gill & Macmillan and will be in shops and available to buy online from Friday, 30 October 2015, priced at €24.99/£21.99. For further information please contact Teresa Daly, Communications Manager, Gill & Macmillan, 01 500 9521, 086 838 3559, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover image attached.