Friday 24 November 2017

Sneak peeks into inner world fuel our fascination with McGuinness

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness hits the balance between control and empowerment
Donegal manager Jim McGuinness hits the balance between control and empowerment
James O'Donoghue, Kerry

It was during a religious pilgrimage in Medjugorje that Fr Chris Ferguson met Jim McGuinness. Fr Chris knew who McGuinness was but didn't know him.

As the groups from Donegal and Derry started their descent from the top of Cross Mountain, Fr Chris found himself walking alongside McGuinness. He was soon hooked on McGuinness' outlook, positivity and sincerity.

McGuinness didn't know then that he would finally land the job of Donegal senior football boss a few years later, but whatever about McGuinness the manager, it was McGuinness the man who made a big impact on the priest from Derry.

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