'One of the finest rogues we ever produced' - Tomás Ó Sé leads nationwide praise for Mick O'Dwyer
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:
I love Kerry football because of the likes of Micko. Epitomises everything I love about it. He breathes it. I’d listen to him all day. Would have loved to have played under under him. And one of the finest rogues we ever produced!!! #thegreatest 💪🏼🏐— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) January 8, 2018
The #MICKO doc airs on @RTEOne after the 9 News. It’s a great watch. Narrated entirely by the man himself, it’s a lesson in GAA, Irish history, O’Dwyer himself, and his love of life and the game that made him. RTE ONE 9.35pm 🏐— Evanne Ní Chuilinn (@EvanneNiC) January 8, 2018
You could sit, watch and listen to #Micko for hours. An incredible man and a phenomenal team— Richie Power (@power_richie) January 8, 2018
Micko saluting the statue of himself 🤣👌— padraic maher (@podzo21) January 8, 2018
No man has ever done more for our county. Micko. The greatest of them all. Really enjoyed that. pic.twitter.com/8VmFf7t8OT— Marc Ó Sé (@osemarc2) January 8, 2018
I just feel better about life in general after watching that. A charming confidence encapsulated by a relentless passion for our wonderful sport. What a man, what a county, what a game....🏐🏐💚💛👏🏻👏🏻 #Micko— Dick Clerkin (@dickclerkin8) January 8, 2018
The last hour with Micko I've been educated,enlightened & touched in what was a fantastic piece of history telling the greatest story about the greatest MAN-ager of them all..#Micko— David Brady (@D9BMayo) January 8, 2018