JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’

first_imgJIM MCGUINNESS ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW – DONEGALDAILY.COMDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has revealed the simple secrets of  the county’s All-Ireland Champions – confidence.The Glenties man outlined his philosophy for life and sport during a revealing interview with Brendan O’Connor on the Saturday Night Show on RTE1 tonight.And he spoke about being delighted at landing a part-time job working with the soccer side he has supported all his life – Celtic. “I was settling in more than anything else. I met a few players and started the ball rolling,” said Jim about his first week in Glasgow.The father of three spoke about how he motivated the Donegal players to All-Ireland glory with four words – commit, focus, believe and achieve.Host O’Connor asked him about how he had been turned down twice for the senior team’s management position before getting it the third time.“I saw a talented bunch and that’s why I went for the job….I was the only person in for the job the last time I went for it,” laughed McGuinness. He also spoke about winning the All-Ireland with the 1992 squad and how later got a job with the ESB but was never happy there, wanting to work in sport.So he went back when he was 23 to repeat his Leaving Cert – to objections from his mum!He later went on to a degree and a masters in sports science and sports psychology.“There are young people all over the country and they can be what ever they want to be…as long as they believe,” said Jim, whose wife was in the audience.On his new job in Glasgow, McGuinness said: “Celtic is very much like Gaelic football clubs because it is community based and family orientated. “Neil Lennon made me feel very welcome and introduced me to all the staff at Lennoxtown….it was great getting a job with a club that I have supported all my life.”Brendan O’Connor joked at the end of the interview that perhaps the national soccer side might want to do with his services….JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’ was last modified: December 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JIM MCGUINNESS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW: ‘THE SECRETS OF DONEGAL’S SUCCESS’last_img

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