Monday 11 December 2017

O'Dwyer denies quit reports

LEGENDARY Kerryman Mick O'Dwyer (74) says he has no intention of retiring from inter-county management just yet, writes Cliona Foley.

His Wicklow side were knocked out of the championship by 13-man Cavan last week and O'Dwyer reportedly told the players afterwards that he would not be continuing with them.

But the Waterville maestro stressed yesterday that his time in inter-county management is not yet finished and he did not rule out continuing with Wicklow.

"I never made a statement that I was going to opt out of management," he said.

"I haven't made my mind up yet (about next year) but it's something I'll think about in the next five to six weeks."

Aside from leading his native Kerry to eight All-Ireland titles, O'Dwyer has also successfully managed the Kildare and Laois footballers in recent years, and if he does become a free agent again a number of counties would be interested in having him at their helm.

Irish Independent

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