All in blood as Micko's boy leads underdogs to glory
Published 14/11/2011 | 05:00
Like father, like son ... Karl O'Dwyer, son of Kerry legend Micko, proved that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree when steering St Mary's to a historic first Wicklow SFC title in Aughrim yesterday.
It was an extraordinary achievement by the son of the record-breaking former Kerry, Kildare, Laois and Wicklow manager who managed the Coolkenno-Shillelagh combination to a surprise Miley Cup success in their first year in existence when they toppled powerhouses Rathnew.
Two goals from Paddy Byrne halted Rathnew's hopes of winning a third successive county title as the side prevailed on a 2-5 to 0-10 scoreline.
The veteran Waterville maestro was in attendance to support his son, who won an All-Star in 1998 after helping Micko's Kildare reach the All-Ireland final.
Mr O'Dwyer Snr didn't leave Aughrim empty-handed either, as he was honoured with a special presentation in recognition of his five years in charge of the Garden County.