Home Tag Archives: jim gavin (page 5)

Tag Archives: jim gavin

Dublin Boss Jim Gavin’s Hand To Only Get Stronger

Dublin Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Jim Gavin’s selection headache is set to worsen ahead of Dublin’s next championship outing as the manager of the All Ireland champions has said Michael Darragh McAuley’s knee injury is not as bad as was widely feared.  McAuley has been out of action for several weeks with a knee complaint. With the injury still unclear, it was feared that the …

Read More »

Star Hurler Mark Schutte Joins Dublin Senior Football Squad


Big news emerging from the capital this morning is that Mark Schutte has opted to join up with the Dublin senior football squad, having departed the hurling set-up earlier this year.  Schutte chose not to rejoin Ger Cunningham’s senior hurling outfit after claiming All Ireland club senior hurling honours with his club, Cuala, on St. Patrick’s Day in Croke Park. …

Read More »

Cian O’Sullivan On Why Dublin Losing To Kerry Was A Good Thing


Dublin defender Cian O’Sullivan has admitted his side have taken great positives from losing the Allianz National Football League final earlier this month to Kerry.  The centre-back has stated that talk surrounding the Dubs’ historic unbeaten run in the build-up to the clash with the Kingdom did become a distraction. Now that the 36-game undefeated streak has come to an …

Read More »

Is The End Near For Sigerson Cup Finals Weekend?

Finals weekend in both the Sigerson Cup and Fitzgibbon Cup could be a thing of the past, if some people get their way at least. Long has the traditional weekend been a favourite of the GAA hipster, but there have been calls to scrap the structure that has many inter-county players playing two big games on consecutive days. Dublin manager …

Read More »

Denis Bastick Set To Prolong Dublin Career

Denis Bastick Dublin

Denis Bastick looks set to commit to Dublin’s attempt for a third successive All-Ireland title after coach Paul Clarke suggested he won’t be dislodged from the panel. According to the Independent, stand-in boss Clarke who lifted the O’Byrne Cup on Sunday suggested Bastick is in line to prolong his Dublin career. Many had expected the Templeogue Synge Street clubman to call …

Read More »

Everyone Is Predicting The One Change From Dublin Team Named

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With just hours to go until the big one in Croke Park, debate is raging whether or not the Dublin and Mayo teams will start as they were named yesterday. Jim Gavin named his side last night, with Bernard Brogan and Paul Flynn holding onto their starting places, despite calls during the week for them to be dropped. Others were …

Read More »

Dublin Name Side For All-Ireland Final Replay Against Mayo

enior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 26/6/2016 Dublin vs Meath Dublin Manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has named his Dublin side for the All-Ireland final replay against Mayo. The two sides played out an intriguing draw a fortnight ago, with Cillian O’Connor’s late late show meaning that they must do it all over again. The Dubs are looking for back-to-back titles for the first time since 1977, while Mayo have not captured …

Read More »

Gavin And Dublin Ready To Etch Their Names Into The History Books

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine OÕSullivan

Jim Gavin has been busy swatting away the inevitable ‘Heffo’ comparisons in recent times. The late, great Kevin Heffernan presided over three All-Ireland wins during two separate terms in charge of Dublin in 1974, 1976 and 1983. He surprisingly stepped aside before Dublin launched a successful defence of their title in 1977, presided over by player-manager Tony Hanahoe. But Heffo …

Read More »

Dublin Receive Good News And Bad News For 2017 Championship

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin Manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

When Dublin recaptured the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title 12 months ago, it was in large parts thanks to Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey and All-Star full-back Rory O’Carroll. As 2016 dawned, they had to cope without the pair, but have performed admirably, going unbeaten in the League and Championship. However, there is a sense that if they were …

Read More »

After Another Gargantuan Tussle, Where Next For Football’s Greatest Rivalry?

In an effort to sum up the heated rivalry between the two-time NBA champion New York Knicks of the early 1970s and their hated Eastern Conference adversaries, the Baltimore Bullets, colourful American sports analyst Larry Merchant quipped: “Those games were so intense, it felt like, afterwards, the fans needed a shower…” And so it seemed on Sunday after the latest instalment of the GAA rivalry. After …

Read More »

Donegal Showed Dublin’s Ugly Side Despite Coming Up Short

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly is sent off by Referee Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As the Donegal squad made their way to the team bus after defeat to All-Ireland champions Dublin, pure disappointment was painted on the Tir Chonnaill men’s faces. Another year done and dusted with nothing to show for it and it is back to the reality of club football next week. Going into the game, both teams were being questioned for different …

Read More »