A LOT will be said and written about Jim McGuinness this week. Most of it good and rightly so. Some of it not so good. The events of the post-match press conference will leave a sour taste in the mouth for some, but, perhaps, the most significant thing the Donegal supremo said all week was in relation to the new rules taskforce headed by Irish Independent columnist Eugene McGee.
In fairness to McGuinness, he simply questioned comments by committee member Declan Darcy, which suggested the taskforce was set up as a direct reaction to last year's All Ireland semi-final between his Donegal side and Dublin.
To be fair to Darcy it's quite possible he mis-spoke. If he didn't then McGuinness might have a point. A review of the playing rules based on one game would seem over the top. The worry would be that it's the first shot fired across the bow of the rules committee by a manager.
It was managers after all that put paid to the last attempt to spruce up the rule book with their condemnation of the 'sin bin' rule after just one game had been played. It's incumbent on administrators to ignore such white noise on this occasion and judge the new rules on their merits.