Donegal boss rejects criticism

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Updated: August 29, 2011

Following the criticism received after Sunday’s All Ireland Football semi-final, Donegal boss Jim McGuiness has said his side will not be going out next season to get the approval of Pat Spillane.

After Dublin’s victory yesterday, Spillane, speaking on RTE’s live coverage described the result as “a victory for football” and also stated that “the one team that wanted to play football went on to win the game”.

The Donegal side have experienced success in the National League and Ulster SFC this season but despite their success the Kerry man has been highly critical of McGuinness’ tactics.

“The pundits have their opinions, the man on the street has his opinion and my job is to try and put medals in our players’ pockets,” he said. “We’ve managed to do that twice this year and we were very close to an All-Ireland final. The end justifies the means and that’s just the way it is for us.

He also went onto say that he will prepare his side even better for next season and improving the squad.

By Ryan Bailey, @ryanbaileysport

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