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'Jimmy's Winning Matches' Sequel Released Following Second Coming Of McGuinness

'Jimmy's Winning Matches' Sequel Released Following Second Coming Of McGuinness
Lee Costello
By Lee Costello Updated
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Back in 2012 Jim McGuinness guided Donegal to their second ever All-Ireland title, and the county went into pandemonium - the streets were flooded in yellow and green, the pubs were full and one song in particular had swept the nation.

It was contagiously catchy, and it became an anthem for those who followed Donegal and even those who didn't would catch themselves humming it involuntarily.

A singer songwriter called Rory Gallagher from Kilcar had written and performed the track with friend “Senegal Jimmy” in the Canarie Islands, and when they posted the video online it went viral.

Léigh an scéal seo trí Ghaeilge ar Liathróidí.ie brúigh anseo.

Originally the song was a mesh of all of the 2012 stars that played in the team at the time, but now in this revamped version, it has the current players along with a description of Jim McGuinness' career since that famous win in 2012.

He (McGuinness) comes from Glenties man, He’s been in Celtic man, He’s been in Charlotte (USA) and he’s even been in China man.

“We’ve beatin’ Derry man, And maybe Kerry man, Yeah we’re beatin’ anyone we’re meetin’ in the final man.”


The talented musician again takes fans on a tour of his native Donegal “From Kilcar to Muff, From Letterkenny to Gaoth Dobhair”.

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Gallagher told Highland Radio that former Donegal star Brendan Devenney approached him after the county beat Armagh in this year's Ulster final.

Initially, the singer was reluctant to re-release the song, but eventually Devenney wore him down.

I was trying to avoid it. You know I didn’t want to be jumping on my own bandwagon but I was getting so many messages from people going ‘all the young ones are singing the song again at the games’ so you have to update.

"It’s nearly 13 year’s old. I was getting emails from people saying ‘have you any new words’. "

Devenney suggested that the new song could be used to raise funds for the Donegal Hospice and the new “Jimmy’s Winning Matches” was officially released online on Monday.

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