Tuesday April 7, 2020

Surprising how much chance played into Jim McGuinness's life

Sport; Until Victory Always: A Memoir; By Jim McGuinness and Keith Duggan; Gill & Macmillan, €29.25

29th November, 2015
Jim McGuinness (right) with his captain Michael Murphy after Donegal won the Ulster final against Derry in 2011 Pic: Sportsfile

Shortly after Donegal lost the Ulster football final to Derry in July 1998, Jim McGuinness, one of the team’s stars, was invited to play in the US for the rest of the summer. McGuinness asked his brother and best friend Mark to drive him to Dublin to catch the flight.

As they passed through Fermanagh, McGuinness offered to drive and Mark agreed to swap in Cavan. Just then, a lorry veered across the road...

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