MCGUINNESS CLAIMS DONEGAL PLAYERS BET ‘HUNDREDS’ ON THEMSELVES TO BEAT DUBLIN

first_imgJim McGuinness has revealed that Donegal players  bet ‘hundreds’ on themselves at 10-1 to beat Dublin in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final.The former Donegal boss reveals the details of the gambling in extracts serialised from his memoir ‘Until Victory Always’ which will be published shortly. In the book McGuinness says, “Our boys had us backed to beat Dublin. We were available at 10/1. They had a few hundred euro on themselves.“And we knew leaving the hotel that we were going to win.”McGuinness does not reveal which players had the flutters.However, that revelation could land the Donegal players involved in hot water with GAA chiefs. The rule on player betting is a somewhat grey area, but it is frowned upon and the GAA and GPA released their viewpoints on it in 2014.The GAA stated, “As a player, mentor, or official with a unique insight into team selection, tactics, form, or insider information, the best recommendation is to never bet on a competition your team is involved in.“Legislation in Ireland and Northern Ireland outlines severe consequences relating to any potential match-fixing or abuse of insider knowledge, with penalties including a fine and/ or imprisonment.The GPA said, “Within the GAA, match-fixing or improperly influencing the outcome of a game for your financial gain or another’s could fall under ‘Misconduct considered to have discredited the Association’ dealt with under Rule 7.2(e) in the Official Guide 2013.“Penalties for individuals or teams/units range from a minimum 8-week suspension to debarment and expulsion from the Association.McGuinness’s book will be officially released next week – and it should make for a fascinating insight into a man credited with changing the face of the GAA forever. MCGUINNESS CLAIMS DONEGAL PLAYERS BET ‘HUNDREDS’ ON THEMSELVES TO BEAT DUBLIN was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:all-irelandbettingdublinHome-page NewsJim McGuinnessplayersSportlast_img

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