McGuinness proud of players

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Updated: July 18, 2011

Donegal boss Jim McGuinness has said that winning the Ulster Football Championship was a “lifetime ambition” for his players, and he was very proud of their achievements. The side beat Derry 1-11 to 0-08 in Clones on Sunday.

McGuinness, who is in his first year in the job said: “It is fantastic to be associated with the team and that all the work the players have put in has come to fruition in a short space of time. A lot of them have fulfilled a lifetime ambition and that can’t be understated. I’m delighted to be associated with a team that works so hard, for each other and their county.

“It was a long gap to be bridged of 19 years. We’re just delighted that a lot of things we were working on during the week on the training pitch have come off. We played very well and did a professional job and we’re Ulster champions.

“It is nice working with them. When you’re coaching players who are prepared to learn and listen it is enjoyable. That dynamic has been there all year. It has come to this today and it is great.

The Ulster side have been on a role since McGuiness took over, and they claimed the Division Two title of the Allianz National Football League earlier in the season.
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