Former Dublin GAA boss outlines admiration for Mayo players
Former Dublin GAA manager Jim Gavin has revealed his admiration for Mayo during his time in the role.
Speaking to Off the Ball, he stated: “During my seven years of management, Mayo were probably the most consistent team.
"What a superb group of players. I think we can dial up any of the games, particularity 2017, it was so close.
"So that particular group, I've huge admiration for them. They're exemplary gentlemen. They really represented Mayo so well.
“And they're just really good footballers, play the game the way I'd like to see it be played as well.
"So they were probably, over the expanse of those seven years, were probably the most consistent team."
During Jim Gavin's historic seven years in charge of Dublin, his charges eliminated Mayo from the championship on five occasions.
*Pictured is Mayo's Brendan Harrison shaking hands with Dublin manager Jim Gavin at the end of 2016 All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile