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Report: Dublin Football Manager Jim Gavin In Stand-Off With RTÉ

Jim Gavin may not be appearing on RTÉ screens in the coming months, as it appears that the Dublin football manager is in a stand-off with the national broadcaster.

According to a report in the Irish Independent, Gavin has abstained from talking to RTÉ following the National Football League games to date this year. Colm Keys reports that this is to do with “the provision of DVD recordings of recent Dublin games for analysis purposes”.

Dublin , Ireland - 16 July 2017; Dublin manager Jim Gavin during the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Kildare at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

After Dublin’s five-point win over Donegal on Saturday evening, the Dubs boss spoke to eir Sport, but there was no interview featured on the League Sunday highlight package, despite the fact that opposite number Declan Bonner gave an interview to RTÉ.

On the previous weekend, they did not have an interview with Gavin nor Mickey Harte after Tyrone vs Dublin, as the Red Hand boss continued his boycott which began in 2011 over the absence of Brian Carthy as radio commentator.

It will be interesting to see if Gavin’s abstention carries on in the coming weeks, or whether it is a temporary issue.


Make sure to check out the latest of The 16th Man GAA podcast, where we hear from Jim Gavin and Declan Bonner following Dublin’s win over Donegal.

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