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Jim Gavin Steps Down

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Not shocked at this news either, best of luck to him. Going out at the top with absolutely nothing left to prove. I would not be surprised if we see him back for another stint in the future.

Big boots to fill for whoever steps in.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1908 - 30/11/2019 14:29:50    2252249

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The greatest manager I've ever seen. Caused us in Mayo much heartbreak but you got to admire what he has achieved and he did it with class and humility.

All the best to Jim and his family in the years ahead.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 30/11/2019 14:38:09    2252250

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Replying To Concerned_Supp:  "One O' Byrne Cup in 7 years is simply not good enough."
:)))

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 3973 - 30/11/2019 14:40:44    2252251

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Brilliant representative of Dublin Gaa, his achieved a truly fantastic accomplishment.
Enjoy your break I'm sure ul be back.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1471 - 30/11/2019 14:45:10    2252254

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Best of luck to Jim Gavin in whatever lies ahead for him. Created history and will go down in history as one of the greatest managers ever. Here's a tricky question for folks to have a think about. Will Jim Gavin or Stephen Cluxton be a bigger loss to the team? I personally think Cluxton is irraplaceable.

GreenAndGold74 (Kerry) - Posts: 123 - 30/11/2019 15:01:49    2252263

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Best of luck to Jim Gavin, he will be remembered as a legendary GAA manager for his achievements and he did it with his team playing a good brand of football. He will be a tough act to follow for the next guy.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 674 - 30/11/2019 15:16:05    2252273

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Replying To GreenAndGold74:  "Best of luck to Jim Gavin in whatever lies ahead for him. Created history and will go down in history as one of the greatest managers ever. Here's a tricky question for folks to have a think about. Will Jim Gavin or Stephen Cluxton be a bigger loss to the team? I personally think Cluxton is irraplaceable."
Two huge figures in Dublin and the GAA. If Cluxton does call it a day I would hope he remains involved in some capacity.
Definitely the most outstanding keeper and arguably best manager to grace the game. How do you replace either.
Early Christmas present for all the contenders.
The one good thing and bit of hope for all Dubs is that Jim is a relatively young man and may well take the reins at some point again in the future.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2164 - 30/11/2019 15:19:31    2252274

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The man the myth the legend

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 186 - 30/11/2019 15:21:39    2252275

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Replying To jimbodub:  "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"
Who are the gowls who are red thumbing the comments into Oblivion?

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2305 - 30/11/2019 15:25:52    2252276

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Replying To Concerned_Supp:  "One O' Byrne Cup in 7 years is simply not good enough."
;) ;) ;)

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2305 - 30/11/2019 15:26:54    2252277

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Was surprised I have to say even after doing the 5 but ,whatever the reason, family comes first and he's given enough over the years and leaves at the top which is the best way for a manager to bow out. I think Cluxton will bow out at the top too I'm afraid. Thanks for what memories and best of luck in the future, Jim.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2305 - 30/11/2019 15:31:06    2252278

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Replying To GreenAndGold74:  "Best of luck to Jim Gavin in whatever lies ahead for him. Created history and will go down in history as one of the greatest managers ever. Here's a tricky question for folks to have a think about. Will Jim Gavin or Stephen Cluxton be a bigger loss to the team? I personally think Cluxton is irraplaceable."
Hard to argue with that point on Cluxton alright. I think he will follow Jim into the sunset too unfortunately.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2305 - 30/11/2019 15:32:48    2252280

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Akin to Ferguson going at Utd.
I think this all but guarantees Kerry next years AI.
They are the champions in waiting really and while Gavin and Cluxton were there they were always second best. It's there's to loose now imo.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1525 - 30/11/2019 16:02:18    2252283

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Good manager with a great panel players with a county that didn't have to go around with cap in hand to keep the show on the road.

Not taking away from what he's achieved with Dublin, it won't be matched but I do wonder how he'd do if he was managing some of the other Leinster teams.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 316 - 30/11/2019 16:06:32    2252286

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The door is now ajar for Kerry, Mayo , Donegal , Galway , Tyrone and a few others but who will come in .

culmore (None) - Posts: 1398 - 30/11/2019 16:08:45    2252287

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Replying To Yondu:  "Good manager with a great panel players with a county that didn't have to go around with cap in hand to keep the show on the road.

Not taking away from what he's achieved with Dublin, it won't be matched but I do wonder how he'd do if he was managing some of the other Leinster teams."
No county in Leinster would have been able for this team no matter who managed them no more than any other county in the country were a match for them.
His involvement with underage and senior Dublin teams is a huge part of his achievements so whatever about what might or might not be possible with anyone else is irrelevant.
He had a lot of these players at underage and would not have the same connection with another county's panel.
Cody with Kk another example of a great manager who is steeped in his county's game and unlikely to manage elsewhere ever.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2164 - 30/11/2019 16:20:35    2252291

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A true gent good luck Jim

traleegerry (Kerry) - Posts: 601 - 30/11/2019 16:22:31    2252293

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A great manager and a modest man who deflected any praise for himself onto his players and backroom team.
I hope this is not the end of his public life as I I think he has so much to offer not just the GAA but the country as a whole.

tireoghainabu (Tyrone) - Posts: 84 - 30/11/2019 16:23:18    2252294

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Replying To Concerned_Supp:  "One O' Byrne Cup in 7 years is simply not good enough."
True it probably made the decision easier!

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4376 - 30/11/2019 16:34:41    2252299

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Dublin under Gavin were a very decent team. Well organised, fit and enthusiastic. Dublin will always have strength in numbers, the finance, structures, facilities and media backing. However it doesn't really who the Dublin manager is. He can't ever lose.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9265 - 30/11/2019 16:44:59    2252303

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