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The title of Mick O' Dwyer's official Autobiography "Blessed and Obsessed" set's the ball rolling as they say, in my opinion he was on the road to greatness long before he became Kerry senior football manager, it started as a player, he shortened the journey to greatness when he became Kerry manager. Greatness ramped up for him in '75 and stayed on the up and up 'till '84, that was again in my opinion his finest year, perhaps not his greatest though, by 1984 Kerry had won, through the open draw under Mick'O their 6th All Ireland, 9th Munster title, 3rd NFL titles, he capped it off by being nominated Manager of the year, that being the gaa's Centenary year. Kerry's 7th All Ireland and 10th Munster under Mick' O came in '85, their 8th All Ireland and 11th Munster title came in '86, he was then subsequently named Kerry man of the year.
I think it's fair to say, Mick o' Dwyer became a Legend before the word legend became fashionable to use.
His greatest achievement,? - Is, in the indelible Legacy he left when he called time on his football and managerial career, in my opinion.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1718 - 12/01/2018 09:59:00    2067921

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Replying To supersub15:  "The title of Mick O' Dwyer's official Autobiography "Blessed and Obsessed" set's the ball rolling as they say, in my opinion he was on the road to greatness long before he became Kerry senior football manager, it started as a player, he shortened the journey to greatness when he became Kerry manager. Greatness ramped up for him in '75 and stayed on the up and up 'till '84, that was again in my opinion his finest year, perhaps not his greatest though, by 1984 Kerry had won, through the open draw under Mick'O their 6th All Ireland, 9th Munster title, 3rd NFL titles, he capped it off by being nominated Manager of the year, that being the gaa's Centenary year. Kerry's 7th All Ireland and 10th Munster under Mick' O came in '85, their 8th All Ireland and 11th Munster title came in '86, he was then subsequently named Kerry man of the year.
I think it's fair to say, Mick o' Dwyer became a Legend before the word legend became fashionable to use.
His greatest achievement,? - Is, in the indelible Legacy he left when he called time on his football and managerial career, in my opinion."
His spell with Kildare was awesome, & memorable

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1718 - 12/01/2018 21:54:50    2068057

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Replying To browncows:  "That would have been my take on it (and having watched the programme on O'Se the previous day). O'Dwyer was an exceptional player also and when he went from wing back to corner forward he showed that he could play at a the same level as the best forwards in any era."
What was the programme on Ó Sé the previous day?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 457 - 15/01/2018 11:40:01    2068442

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Replying To supersub15:  "His spell with Kildare was awesome, & memorable"
I should of course have a included, his Leinster championship success with Laois and the Tommy Murphy cup success with Wicklow.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1718 - 15/01/2018 19:38:31    2068566

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A collossos of the game..chatted with him a few years ago.absolute gent of a man..

GGdub (Dublin) - Posts: 257 - 28/01/2018 11:38:52    2071291

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