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Jim McGuinness appointed Donegal football manager

Jim McGuinness
Jim McGuinness guided Donegal to this year's All-Ireland Under-21 final

Donegal's Under-21 boss Jim McGuinness has been appointed manager of the county's senior team.

McGuinness, the only nomination for the position, received unanimous approval from the Donegal executive at their meeting on Monday night.

He succeeds John Joe Doherty who resigned after Donegal's failure in the All-Ireland Championship qualifiers.

It is understood that Glenties man McGuinness is keen to retain his role with the Under-21s.

He guided Donegal to this year's Ulster Under-21 title and they went on to suffer a last-gasp defeat by Dublin in the All-Ireland decider.

McGuinness is regarded as a manager with very modern thinking in terms of how sports science and sports psychology can be applied to gaelic football.

Doherty resigned from the job after two years in charge following the county's humiliation by Armagh in the All-Ireland qualifiers last month.

see also
McGuinness set for Donegal post
20 Jul 10 |  Gaelic Games
McGuinness keen on Donegal post
02 Jul 10 |  Gaelic Games
Doherty resigns from Donegal post
28 Jun 10 |  Gaelic Games
Armagh 2-14 0-11 Donegal
26 Jun 10 |  Gaelic Games

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