Friday 27 April 2018

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

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

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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