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Jim Gavin Steps Down

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Best of luck to you Jim

You leave a legend

Great servant

Thank you

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19834 - 30/11/2019 13:07:59    2252207

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Best Dublin manager of all time.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13085 - 30/11/2019 13:20:02    2252217

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Holy cow

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 138 - 30/11/2019 13:20:41    2252218

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Best of luck to you Jim

You leave a legend

Great servant

Thank you"
Fantastic manager. You can have all the talent in the world (which he did) but the dublin team would not be as successful as they are without him as the brains of the operation

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1177 - 30/11/2019 13:27:58    2252221

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Good luck to him, always seemed a gentleman....... along with Mick O'Dwyer, the 2 greatest GAA football managers of all-time!

Monaghan Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 396 - 30/11/2019 13:29:11    2252222

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Fantastic manager. You can have all the talent in the world (which he did) but the dublin team would not be as successful as they are without him as the brains of the operation"
No doubt if you don't have someone to manage the talent you will go no where. Great manager always handled himself with class.

gatha (Kilkenny) - Posts: 133 - 30/11/2019 13:30:45    2252223

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These were posted as new threads on the Main Forum but as the topic is the same they have been incorporated here.

30/11/2019
12:57


lilypad
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Jim Gavin Walks Away


Well well, are our dub friends in shock or was this coming?

30/11/2019
13:02


Dubsfan28
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Jim Gavin Steps Down


Wow,didn't see that coming to be honest. What a way to go though. Thanks for the great memories, Jim.

30/11/2019
13:06


Dubh_linn
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Goodbye To Jim


Didn't expect it and thought he'd be there another year at least but he has left on his terms with incredible work done and history made. I'd imagine this will give fresh hope to all the contenders next year and they'll be glad to see the back of one of the greats if not the greatest managers the GAA has been fortunate to have. Others may well follow now and whoever takes over will have some act to follow.
Good look sir and thank you for your outstanding service.

30/11/2019
13:13


KerrymanStuckInDonegal
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Jim Gavin Is Gone !


He probably will go down as the best GAA manager ever with Micko a close second...a serious operator, cool calm and collective, a bad Day for Dublin football but perhaps a bright one for Kerry football. Will be intresting who is next manager and if others on panel will walk also.... Is he burnt out after 7 long years? 6 out of 7 isnt bad.....

30/11/2019
13:15


fingalman
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Jim Gavin


Legend the man who delivered the 5 in a row. Thanks for all the great memories. The G.O.A.T.

30/11/2019
13:16


sean og
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Jim Gavin Steps Down.


Didnt see that coming, anyone got any idea why?

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2227 - 30/11/2019 13:30:54    2252224

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Fantastic manager. You can have all the talent in the world (which he did) but the dublin team would not be as successful as they are without him as the brains of the operation"
He had many of them himself at underage

They wouldn't be the same players without his influence

They'd be the first to admit it

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19834 - 30/11/2019 13:31:20    2252225

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I always thought players and manager had the aim of 5 in a row from a long way out, it was discussed within camp long before this year and maybe even before he took the job in my opinion. Donegal pushed them off the track but Gavin regrouped and delivered what he set out to do - amazing achievement and with it achieved he deserves to step away as the best manager of all time; enjoying years of benefits from that. It's for another day but Dublin and other gaels may just see how good he was over the next couple of years; can this Dublin group be remotivated under a different regime, very hard to keep any team going year after year whilst pushing some established members of the group back - this was Gavin's biggest achievement.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 644 - 30/11/2019 13:33:44    2252226

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A sad day for Dublin football. His mentality that his teams soaked up over the years is what gave them the ability to find the extra needed to get over the line in so many big games. I hope I'm wrong, and that the team will continue to reach the heights they have done, but I do believe that the Gavin factor will only be truly appreciated with the passage of time.

Good luck to him. He owes Dublin and the Game nothing.

Gavvygavgav (Dublin) - Posts: 326 - 30/11/2019 13:40:13    2252230

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A very sad day but thank you Jim for all the brilliant memories.

dubdec99 (Dublin) - Posts: 166 - 30/11/2019 13:53:50    2252233

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Hearing SC will follow suit......

End of an era

Thanks Jim

Thank you so much

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 8157 - 30/11/2019 13:53:54    2252234

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One O' Byrne Cup in 7 years is simply not good enough.

Concerned_Supp (Westmeath) - Posts: 60 - 30/11/2019 13:54:38    2252237

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Bit of a shock.

It's great for him to go out at the top.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 3049 - 30/11/2019 13:57:33    2252238

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Cluxton to become player manager for 2020, username told me ;-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11432 - 30/11/2019 13:59:37    2252239

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The sour red thumbs are a testament to his ultimate success

Painful loss after painfull loss will leave a mark alright.

Finish it all off stuffing Kerry for #5

Makes it all the sweeter

Thank you Jim :)

We continue to be buzzing for a half dozen with the team in a great place.

It will be interesting to see if Darcy who was by Jims side as his right hand man since 2002-3 will want a shot as boss?

Maybe a combo of himself and Jayo.

Cluxton will most likely call it a day in January.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19834 - 30/11/2019 14:01:07    2252240

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Surprised that many are surprised.
Thought it was always on the cards after the five. Cluxton will go next I'd say.
Best wishes to him.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16709 - 30/11/2019 14:08:34    2252242

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Cluxton to become player manager for 2020, username told me ;-)"
Haha

Sure he did..

Just like the way you haven't missed an away game in over 10 years

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19834 - 30/11/2019 14:20:10    2252245

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All the best, a great man, gave some great times. Tough act to follow, probably impossible, you would imagine a que to take it, but I doubt that. Biggest headache for Dub football in years, a replacement will of course be found, I am certain this was planned for a while, we wait and see.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4376 - 30/11/2019 14:25:07    2252246

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Doh!! Massive respect for this Dublin stalwart. However, family first. Best of luck to him going forward.

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 3973 - 30/11/2019 14:26:10    2252247

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