GAA: The Irish Times column by Jim McGuinness last week was a ‘polite assassination’ of Rory Gallagher according to RTE pundit Joe Brolly.
Brolly said that McGuinness has been settling old scores for years, and claimed that the column him penned last week was one he particularly enjoyed.
He also claimed that he has deliberately heaped pressure on the Donegal management team since he stepped down in 2014.
In his own column with The Irish Independent on Sunday, Brolly wrote, “Jimmy McGuinness’s facial expression when he refers to “the Donegal management team” reminds me of Plutarch’s great line about Julius Caesar, whose eyes, he said, were “like the smiling surface of the sea”.
“The old dictator has been settling scores for a few years now and his polite assassination of Rory Gallagher in his Irish Times interview with Keith Duggan last week was one he clearly enjoyed.
“Having very deliberately heaped undue pressure on “the Donegal management team” since he stepped down, saying amongst other things, “Donegal are the team best placed to defeat Dublin”, and “Donegal will win Ulster because they have the marquee forwards”, it is clear that he hasn’t much to learn from old Julius.”Tags: