Mc Guinness denies rift with County Board chairman

Donegal Senior Football Manager Jim Mc Guinness is denying that a rift has opened between  himself and County Board Chairman PJ Mc Gowan.

Suggestions of a rift increased when it emerged the bill for the players' overnight stay in the Slieve Russell Hotel the night before the Ulster Final last Sunday was paid not by the County Board, but by London based businessman Tony Mc Fadden.

A picture in today's Donegal Democrat shows a handshake between Mr Mc Guinness and PJ Mc Gowan during the post match celebrations in Donegal Town, with the manager seeming to be avoiding eye contact.

However, Jim Mc Guinness says while he has had issues with some County Board members, PJ Mc Gowan isn't one of them................