Jim Gavin factfile
Club: Round Towers, Clondalkin
Playing career - Minor: 1988, '89. Senior: 1992 to 2002.
Honours: All-Ireland winner 1995; NFL 1993; Leinster championship winner 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002.
Coach of Dublin U-21 football team which won Leinster and All-Ireland titles in 2003. Manager of Dublin U-21s 2008-2012. Won Leinster championship in 2009, 20120, 2012 and All-Ireland championship 2010 and 2012.
Profession: Air Corps pilot and instructor for 21 years up to last year. Now employed by the Irish Aviation Authority as an Aeronautical Officer/Flight Operations Inspector (Captain).
Irish Independent Sport Star Awards
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