Multi Championship winning Dublin manager Jim Gavin will stay in the hot seat until the end of 2021
They say Christmas is the season of good will and good tidings. Well Dublin football fans will feel like all their Christmases will have come at once today. The Dublin County Board today confirmed that current Dublin Senior Football manager has agreed to remain in the job until the end of the 2o21.
Since ratified as Senior Football manager at the end of 2012, Round Towers man Gavin has steered the Dublin Senior Footballers through their most successful era in their history. And let’s be honest, it doesn’t show signs of stopping.
With Dublin going in search of their fifth consecutive All Ireland title in 2019, it’s a sure sign of stability in the senior football dressing room. The boys in blue have only suffered one Championship defeat during Jim’s tenure, and that loss to Donegal in 2014 seems like an age away. Jim, or as he would say himself, the players, have delivered five national league titles, six Leinster crowns and five All Ireland, with four of them coming the last four year on the bounce.
Gavin’s fourth extension since taking over
In May of 2017, Jim Gavin had agreed to extend his time with the Senior Footballers for two year until the end of the coming season, but this news now adds an additional two year on top.
Today, Dublin Chairman Sean Shanley said “Jim has contributed so much time and hard work on a voluntary basis to the Dublin team and I thank him and his backroom team for their continued efforts and dedication.”
Dublin fans will have the chance to see their heroes again this Saturday as a Dublin selection will face this year’s Dublin Bus/Herald Football Dubs Stars at 12 noon in Naomh Barrog GAA Club. The game precedes the clash with Mattie Kenny’s Dublin Senior hurlers and the 2018 Hurling Dubs Stars which throws in at 1:30pm.