Random numbers of colossal significance in seven year with Jim Gavin as Dublin Senior Football Manager
With tributes still rolling in for Jim Gavin from players, managers, the media and supporters, it’s worth noting the amazing records the Dublin Senior Football manager accumulated during his time.
Gavin will no doubt go down in history as one of the most successful inter county managers the game has ever witnessed. As the only manager who steered a team to five consecutive All Ireland titles, it’s fitting to look back on his time in charge by the significant digits that he leaves as part of his legacy.
Jim Gavin’s Seven Seasons By Numbers
107 – The number of competitive games presided over by Jim Gavin. 48 of those in the Championship, 59 of them in the National League.
86 – The amount of wins from those games. 44 in the Championship, 42 in the League.
18 – Major trophies from a possible 21. Six All Ireland titles, seven Leinster titles and five League titles.
91.7% – Dublin’s percentage win rate under Gavin.
10.8 Points – The average winning margin in championship games under Gavin. Their average winning margin in Leinster Championship games was 16.4 points.
11 – The number of games Dublin lost during Gavin’s reign. Donegal were the only team to beat them in the Championship. They suffered ten league defeats. Three times to Kerry, twice to Cork, Monaghan and Tyrone, and once to Derry.
36 – The number of consecutive wins Dublin enjoyed in League and Championship between 2015 and 2017.
2 – Relying heavily on subs to contribute, Gavin only twice in 48 Championship games declined to use his full sub allocation – against Kerry in the 2016 Semi Final and in the 2019 drawn Final.
3.5 – The average score return by subs in Championship games under Gavin. Subs, surprisingly, didn’t contribute any scores in Dublin’s last three games in Gavin’s tenure.
1 – Just one manager, Tyrone’s Mickey Harte, was in place before Gavin took over Dublin, and is still there now.
37 – The number of games it took for Dublin to complete the Championship five in a row. They beat 17 different counties along the way (Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone, Kildare, Westmeath, Meath, Roscommon, Longford, Laois, Donegal, Fermanagh, Cork, Galway, Carlow, Monaghan, Wicklow and Louth).
43 – The amount of All Star awards claimed by Dublin players under Jim Gavin.