Friday 22 September 2017

McGinley praises Jim McGuinness and Jim Gavin for their Ryder Cup input

Paul McGinley sought the advice of Jim McGuinness and Jim Gavin
Paul McGinley sought the advice of Jim McGuinness and Jim Gavin
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

Paul McGinley has hailed the input both Jim McGuinness and Jim Gavin had in Europe’s Ryder Cup success over the USA.

McGuinness was captured on TV following Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in Gleneagles at the weekend and captain McGinley has admitted he sought the advice of the Donegal manager.

31 August 2014; Donegal manager Jim McGuinness with Dublin manager Jim Gavin at the end of the game. GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
31 August 2014; Donegal manager Jim McGuinness with Dublin manager Jim Gavin at the end of the game. GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
McGinley compares notes with Alex Ferguson

Coincidently, McGinley also turned to Dublin football manager Gavin following their All Ireland semi-final defeat against Donegal.

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was another high-profile name who joined forces with the European juggernaut and he gave a motivational speech to the Europeans on the eve of the first day.

“Jim (McGuinness) has been a great friend of mine for many years,” said McGinley on Today FM’s Off The Ball tonight.

“He lives up just beside my dad in Donegal. Jim Gavin too, I called him after the Donegal defeat. I know Jim and I know how he would have prepared.

“They are all very honest and open to me in all this. It’s been very beneficial to me as captain.” 

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