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Gavin is new Dubs boss

JIM GAVIN, the man who led Dublin to two under-21 All-Irelands in the past three years, has been confirmed as the county's senior manager.

He takes over from Pat Gilroy who resigned earlier this year after taking Dublin to ultimate glory in Croke Park in 2011.

Gavin's appointment was confirmed at the Dublin County Board meeting last night.

He had been hotly-tipped to get the top job after leading the under-21s to success this year and in 2010. He has been given a three-year deal.

His backroom team has yet to be finalised.

At the same meeting, Anthony Daly was ratified for a fifth year as Dublin senior hurling boss.