Episode 1636: Jim Gavin Resigns As Dublin Senior Football Manager
If Jim Gavin had resigned shortly after the five-in-a-row had been achieved, then it would have been seen as surprising, but not shocking. The fact that he has left the most high-profile job in the GAA as the calendar ticks into December means the news, which broke on Saturday morning, qualifies as a bombshell.
Oisin McConville and Michael Foley of the Sunday Times talk to us about why it happened now, what he did while he was in the job, and who’s going to take over from him.
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) December 2, 2019
And in the midst of all that, we celebrate a final record which reads – played 107, won 86, lost 11, drew 10. Six All-Irelands, and one championship defeat in 7 years.
A wee comparison, just for the crack. The greats at the seven-season mark:
Gavin 2013-19 (48yrs old)
6 AI titles
7 Lein cships
Dwyer 75-81 (45)
5 AI titles
7 Mun cships
Cody 99-05 (49)
3 AI titles
6 Lein cships
— Michael Foley (@MickFoley76) December 2, 2019
Ken wistfully recalls the Jim Gavin that he knew and loved, Murph’s news nose was on-point in the hours before the announcement, and we have a little Blindboy taster ahead of a stellar month on the Second Captains World Service.
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