Four Summers – The Jim McGuinness Era
Buncrana-based Archway Press have published a brilliantly-written and lavishly illustrated account of the fortunes of the Donegal Gaelic football team during the Jim McGuinness 2011-14 era.
Described as ‘unputdownable’, Four Summers – The Jim McGuinness Era was written by Dónal Campbell and Damian Dowds (who also co-penned ‘Sam’s For The Hills’, which traced the story of the 1992 All-Ireland-winning side) and features the photography of Evan Logan.
Four Summers – The Jim McGuinness Era tells the story of one of the most remarkable journeys undertaken by a manager and team in the 130-year history of the GAA. In July 2010, Jim McGuinness was appointed manager of the Donegal senior football team. The squad he took over were considered a broken team and labelled by many as no-hopers.
One year later Donegal were Ulster champions for the first time since 1992, as McGuinness set about turning water into wine. By the time he stepped down in October 2014, Donegal had won three Ulster SFC titles and an All-Ireland SFC title.
“Those Four Summers instantly became the stuff of legend – summers that will be treasured for as long as leather is kicked in the Hills,” says author Dónal Campbell, “This book sets out to capture the extraordinary journey undertaken by a team written-off as also-rans who – under the direction of a genius – exploded into life and led Donegal supporters on a four year long unforgettable rollercoaster ride.”
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