Jim Gavin (footballer)

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Jim Gavin
Personal information
Irish name Séamus Ó Gábháin
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Right Half Forward
Born (1971-07-01) 1 July 1971 (age 43)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Club(s)
Years Club
Round Towers
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
Dublin
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 1
NFL 1
All Stars 0

Jim Gavin has been Dublin senior football manager since 2012. He previously managed the under-21 football team to 2010 and 2012 All-Ireland success and played senior football with Dublin and Round Towers, Clondalkin. He works as a flight operations inspector for the Irish Aviation Authority.[1]

With Dublin Gavin won the 1995 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.[2] In 2009, he coached Dublin to a Leinster Under 21 Football Championship and progressed to the All-Ireland final where they to Cork. He repeated the Leinster victory in 2010, going one better than the previous year by winning the All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship final. His selectors were Declan Darcy, Shane O'Hanlon and Jim Brogan.[3]

Gavin was ratified as senior football manager on 1 October 2012, replacing Pat Gilroy and signing a three-year contract (2013 - 2015).[4] Michael Deegan, David Byrne and Declan D'Arcy were his selectors for 2013. On 28 April 2013, Dublin won the 2013 National Football League with a 0-18 to 0-17 win against Tyrone at Croke Park.[5] Then he complained that things were "too drawn out."[6] He led Dublin to the 2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final by beating Kerry in the semi-final, 3-18 to 3-11.[7] Dublin won the final on 22 September, beating Mayo by 2-12 to 1-14.[8][9] In December 2013, Gavin was named the 2013 Philips Sports Manager of the Year.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Gavin – Dublin's master of cool". Irish Independent. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dublin: Profile". Hogan Stand. 
  3. ^ "Darcy named Dublin under 21 selector". Hogan Stand. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Jim Gavin is appointed Dublin football manager". RTÉ News. 1 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dublin 0-18 Tyrone 0-17". RTÉ Sport. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Gavin: break is too long". Hogan Stand. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "As it happened: Dublin beat Kerry". RTÉ Sport. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bernard Brogan's brace seals Sam for Dubs but it's agony for Mayo yet again in Corker". Irish Mirror. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dublin win 2013 All-Ireland football final". The Score. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "'Humbled' Gavin caps a year to remember". Irish Independent. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
Preceded by
?
Dublin Under-21 Football Manager
2008-2012
Succeeded by
Dessie Farrell
Preceded by
Pat Gilroy
Dublin Senior Football Manager
2012-
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Jim McGuinness
(Donegal)
All-Ireland Senior Football Final
winning manager

2013
Succeeded by
Éamonn Fitzmaurice
(Kerry)