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'One of the finest rogues we ever produced' - Tomás Ó Sé leads nationwide praise for Mick O'Dwyer

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Mick O'Dwyer and (inset) Tomás Ó Sé

Mick O'Dwyer and (inset) Tomás Ó Sé

Legendary maestro Mick O’Dwyer brought Wicklow Tommy Murphy Cup success in 2007 but it was their extended run through the qualifiers in 2009 that really captured the public’s imagination. Photo: Matt Browne / Sportsfile

Legendary maestro Mick O’Dwyer brought Wicklow Tommy Murphy Cup success in 2007 but it was their extended run through the qualifiers in 2009 that really captured the public’s imagination. Photo: Matt Browne / Sportsfile

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Mick O'Dwyer playing for Kerry in 1964. Photo: Connolly Collection/Sportsfile

Mick O'Dwyer playing for Kerry in 1964. Photo: Connolly Collection/Sportsfile

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Mick O'Dwyer and (inset) Tomás Ó Sé

It's not too hard to see the regard the legendary Mick O'Dwyer is held in this country.

He has won four All Ireland titles as a player and no fewer than eight as a manager while his Munster Championship record reads like this: 12 winners' medals as a player; 11 as a manager. He also has a Leinster Championship winners' medal as manager of Laois in 2003 for good measure.

Mick O'Dwyer epitomises everything that is great about the GAA. He is a national treasure.

Last night RTE aired the documentary 'Micko', an engaging hour of television that received nationwide praise.

Here is a taste of the social media reaction:

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