Jim Gavin factfile
Date of birth - July 1971.
Club - Round Towers, Clondalkin.
Dublin playing career – Played senior inter-county from 1992-2002. Won one NFL (1993), four Leinster titles (1993, '94, '95 and 2002) and was at right half-forward on the team that won the All-Ireland in 1995.
Dublin managerial career – Coached the Dublin U-21 team that won Leinster and All-Ireland title in 2003 and then managed the county U-21s from 2008-12 during which time they won three Leinsters (2009, '10 and '12) and two All-Irelands (2010 and 2012).
Job – After 20 years with the Irish Air Corps, where he was first a pilot and then their chief flying instructor at Baldonnell, Gavin is now an aeronautical officer/flight operations inspector with the Irish Aviation Authority, overseeing safety standards in Irish airlines operating at home and abroad.
What he said when he got the job last winter – "My goal is to create a team which is imbued with an ethic which puts winning for the team and the county ahead of individual glory.
"I want a team that will accept patterns of play and tactics which are designed to support the team rather than inconvenience the player, and to build a team that has a strong awareness of the traditions and the values of Dublin football."