Friday 15 December 2017

O'Dwyer quits Banner role

Mick O’Dwyer: stepped down
Mick O’Dwyer: stepped down

A glorious managerial career that started with his native Kerry in 1975, looks to have come to an end as Mick O'Dwyer stepped down as Clare boss yesterday evening.

O'Dwyer, 77, who managed Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Wicklow and Clare, confirmed he will not be seeking a second year as Banner manager.

"I took this on for one year only and that has ended now," said O'Dwyer. "It was a difficult way to finish up, but the lads did their best against a very good side," he said.

It remains to be seen of O'Dwyer can be coaxed back into management for a 39th year, but after a glittering career that saw him win eight All-Ireland titles with Kerry as well as three Leinster titles with Laois and Kildare, he is unlikely to return.

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