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Cúl & The Gang
Last year, their ultra-defensive style made them one of the most reviled Gaelic football teams in history. But there is no arguing with the transformation of Donegal in 2012 as they overcame three powerhouses of the game to win the All Ireland. Goalkeeper Paul Durcan lifts the lid on the Ulstermen’s extraordinary success – and discusses the controversies that have dogged enigmatic manager Jim McGuinness...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 01 Nov 2012
Some people were unhappy with the brevity of the team’s Late Late Show appearance. How did the players feel about it?
No one said much. I was up in Dublin anyway so I wasn’t chatting to any of the lads about it afterwards. I suppose it was nice to get on it. People were saying they could have asked Jim a bit more, but the players themselves didn’t look too much into it to be honest.
Will you be back training in January then?
I would say so, yeah. We’ll head off hopefully on a holiday and when we get back from that we’ll have the McKenna Cup and the National League. I’m looking forward to that.
The draw for next year’s championship was the other night, and you got Tyrone.
We have a home draw and fingers crossed we can get it right on our home pitch.