Jim Gavin was this evening ratified as the New Dublin Senior Football Manager at a meeting of the county board in Parnell Park.
The Round Towers Clondalkin man was the outstanding candidate for the job after leading the Dublin under 21 side to both the 2010 and 2012 All Ireland titles.
An All Ireland winner as a player in 1995 Gavin will look to take up where Pat Gilroy left off, as Dublin aim to again challenge for honours next September.
Gavin is likely to be flanked by selectors Mick Bohan, Declan D’Arcy and Davy Dalton for the coming season. Both Bohan and D’Arcy have worked with Gavin in the under-21 set up, while Dalton will add a fresh new look to the backroom team. It will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
With last weeks minor title adding to the two aforementioned under 21 titles it will come as no shock that Gavin will use the O’Byrne Cup and National League to introduce some new young faces into the set-up. Many of the current Dublin players have spoken of their belief that there is at least one more All Ireland in this team. If this is the case Gavin is now the man to lead them there.