Dublin Chairman Sean Shanley announces the departure of Jim Gavin from The Dublin Senior Football Management

Jim Gavin

Jim Gavin has this morning informed the County Officers, his management team and players that he was handing back the reins of the Dublin Senior Football team to the County Committee.

Chairman of the County Committee, Seán Shanley, said:

“Dublin GAA will be forever grateful to Jim Gavin for his dedication, commitment and contribution as a player and, since 2003, leading the next generation of players at U21 and Senior level.”

“I regret his departure but appreciate the huge sacrifices he has made over this period.”

“The committee will commence the process of considering suitable candidates to replace Jim and his management team shortly.”

Gavin, an All-Ireland winner as a player in 1995, joined the coaching setup of the Dublin U21s in 2003. That was one year after his retirement from playing. Jim guided that side to their first All-Ireland title at the grade. He later managed the U21s from 2008 to 2012, bringing them All-Ireland titles in 2010 and 2012.

He succeeded Pat Gilroy as Dublin senior football manager in late 2012 where he has delivered further and unending success.

In seven seasons under Gavin, Dublin have won six All Ireland titles, five National league titles and seven Leinster titles.

He departs having just managed Dublin complete a historic five in a row in the All-Ireland senior football championship.

All of us here at We Are Dublin GAA, and indeed the countless supporters of Dublin Gaelic Games are forever in Jim Gavin’s debt. He will be etched in the history books as the greatest football manager the game has ever seen.