Our small island has produced many a GAA great and many would argue that Mick O’Dwyer might just be the greatest.
Last night, RTÉ showed a documentary dedicated to the footballing giant, and everyone remembered why Micko is one of the all-time greats.
"I'm totally addicted to the game... I'll keep at it until I go into the grave"
'Micko' - Watch the new documentary on the life of the Kerry great on RTÉ One on Monday 8th January, 9.35pm pic.twitter.com/uMW55UT9mq— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) January 4, 2018
The hour-long documentary looked at Micko’s career through the great man’s eyes.
From his early career in Waterville to starring with Kerry and almost achieving the five-in-a-row to his stellar management career.
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) January 8, 2018
And it seems the entire nation felt the same after watching it as Micko and the documentary received unanimous praise.
That documentary about Mick O’Dwyer was absolutely brilliant. Let it always be said that he was the greatest manger ever in the history of the GAA while not forgetting that he was also a gifted player as well. #Micko— Andrian Kirby (@kirbyoflistowel) 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
Truly brilliant- if ever anyone captured the essence of a county and its people it’s Micko - reminds us all how special it is to live in this county and to be part of Kerry GAA and to revel in its rich history #Micko— Sylvester Hennessy (@Slyone1069) January 8, 2018
It also reminded people how exceptional a manager he was.
He brought Kerry to the very top, brought Kildare from nowhere up to beat Kerry and brought Laois up from nowhere to beat Kildare. Finished up with a local u14 team, which won the league. He must of being some sort of genius. And about time RTE made something like that! #Micko— Barry Dempsey (@barrydempsey2) January 8, 2018
He’s so good, he was still winning titles in 2015...
The documentary threw up people’s memories of Micko, including this gem.
Just watched #micko now. Always remember him disappearing after leading Laois to Leinster title, with Croke Park in bedlam. He was found in a tiny room under the stand, having a cup of tea and a Kit-Kat with a couple of stewards.— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) January 9, 2018
And his description of Eoin ’Bomber’ Liston may not have been the most flattering, but everyone loved it.
More than one person picked up on the fact that he was not only a GAA star, but Micko was ahead of his time in the fashion stakes.
And everyone enjoyed the shot of Micko saluting the statue of himself.
Love the rogue smile! What a character.— Kennedy Coaches (@KennedysCoaches) January 8, 2018
A true living legend.
If you missed it, you can catch the programme on the RTÉ Player.