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Watched the documentary tonight , one of the best GAA documentaries of all time , some life story .

OpenStand (Limerick) - 08/01/2018 22:37:53    2067426

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The Man.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 09/01/2018 00:51:37    2067442

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Was very good

realdub (Dublin) - 09/01/2018 00:57:12    2067444

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08/01/2018
22:55


Micko


Super show there about Mick O'Dwyer on RTE1. Most of us come on this Earth and don't make a mark. The greatness of this man will be spoken of for decades and possibly centuries to come. Take a bow sir, you have certainly earned it.

Administrator (None) - 09/01/2018 09:17:37    2067452

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Good program and a nice tribute to the man, hope he stays relatively healthy and continues to enjoy his life.

TheUsername (Dublin) - 09/01/2018 10:22:22    2067460

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Great documentary. You could listen to him talk for hours. His enthusiasm for the game is infectious

yew_tree (Mayo) - 09/01/2018 10:51:47    2067464

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replace the sam McGuire cup with the Mick O' Dwyer cup. the man is a LEGEND!!!

notgonnahappen (Limerick) - 09/01/2018 10:53:46    2067465

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Boylan, Harte, Gavin, McGuinness, O Connor, O Sé have all come and left their mark but Micko is and will always be in a class of his own.

UsernameInvalid (Meath) - 09/01/2018 13:21:00    2067501

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He truly is a GAA legend and seems to be a gentleman aswell

dave1988 (Roscommon) - 09/01/2018 13:32:52    2067506

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Legend gets bandied about too often these days but Micko is one in every sense of the word.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - 09/01/2018 13:57:31    2067511

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as the fantastic program went on last night, i just got sad and was nearly depressed by end of it why? seeing the man go from being a great player, reaching such peaks in his life, on the pitch, on the sideline, in his work, with his family, now , like whats coming to us all, an old man, whos time is running out, a man whom has been part of my gaa life for 50 years, suppose i had to deal with my own morality, the fact its coming to us all
a fantastic tribute to an amazing man, that was gold dust

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - 09/01/2018 15:50:12    2067534

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What a man and what a manager. The greatest GAA manager ever. It was a brilliant documentary. Not only did he have success with his native Kerry, but he also guided Kildare and Laois to Leinster Championships after so many barren years plus he guided Wicklow to a Tommy Murphy Cup and an historic first ever Championship win in Croke Park.

OLLIE (Louth) - 09/01/2018 16:22:10    2067541

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Replying To OLLIE:  "What a man and what a manager. The greatest GAA manager ever. It was a brilliant documentary. Not only did he have success with his native Kerry, but he also guided Kildare and Laois to Leinster Championships after so many barren years plus he guided Wicklow to a Tommy Murphy Cup and an historic first ever Championship win in Croke Park."
It was this that really stood out for me, not to take anything away from his great Kerry era, but to go to counties like Kildare and Loais (no disrespect) who didn't have a recent history of success and to build and succeed really shows the talent of the man as one of the greatest. Could Jim Gavin, Eamon Fitzmaurice or Jim McGuinness go to say Meath or Westmeath (no disrespect) and win a provincial and get to an All Ireland final, i would have my suspicions it would be a tall and questionable task (maybe a tad unfair on McGuinness).

TheUsername (Dublin) - 09/01/2018 16:49:13    2067546

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Ahead of his time but then has all the great attributes of his time aswell. A gentleman. You could easily see him in the dug-out managing the New York Yankees or managing Juventus or something. He is so rounded and so open to new ideas and ways of doing things. The GAA just couldn't handle this.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - 09/01/2018 16:54:32    2067548

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Great show but had wished they had done this 10 yrs ago

flukey (Cavan) - 09/01/2018 16:56:30    2067549

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Micko is a great man, brilliant on the pitch and a legend on the sideline and while I enjoyed the programme last night I thought it was pretty sad in it's presentation. Ok that's obviously what the makers of the programme had intended but why? the great man is old but he's not dead or forgotten about by any means.

Htaem (Meath) - 09/01/2018 17:21:15    2067556

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Replying To Htaem:  "Micko is a great man, brilliant on the pitch and a legend on the sideline and while I enjoyed the programme last night I thought it was pretty sad in it's presentation. Ok that's obviously what the makers of the programme had intended but why? the great man is old but he's not dead or forgotten about by any means."
Agreed and flukey is right it should have been done years ago when he retired from inter county management but nonetheless a great watch.

What do people think his greatest achievement as manager was?

Winning a four in a row of All Irelands (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981) with Kerry?

Coming back to win Sam in 1982 after being cruelly denied five in a row?

rebelrouser (Cork) - 09/01/2018 17:48:46    2067560

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "as the fantastic program went on last night, i just got sad and was nearly depressed by end of it why? seeing the man go from being a great player, reaching such peaks in his life, on the pitch, on the sideline, in his work, with his family, now , like whats coming to us all, an old man, whos time is running out, a man whom has been part of my gaa life for 50 years, suppose i had to deal with my own morality, the fact its coming to us all
a fantastic tribute to an amazing man, that was gold dust"
The difference being Micko reaches the top, stayed there and became a legend....sadly the vast majority of us will never reach those heights, however one can dream

yew_tree (Mayo) - 09/01/2018 17:49:36    2067561

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Replying To rebelrouser:  "Agreed and flukey is right it should have been done years ago when he retired from inter county management but nonetheless a great watch.

What do people think his greatest achievement as manager was?

Winning a four in a row of All Irelands (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981) with Kerry?

Coming back to win Sam in 1982 after being cruelly denied five in a row?"
Coming back to win Sam Maguire three in a row after being cruelly denied five in a row in 1982 I should say.

rebelrouser (Cork) - 09/01/2018 17:56:35    2067563

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Replying To rebelrouser:  "Coming back to win Sam Maguire three in a row after being cruelly denied five in a row in 1982 I should say."
Hard to say , wasn't around to see him play could be something he did on the field , off the top of my head greatest achievement was getting guys motivated year on year to perform must have taken serious man management skills , anyone known by one name has seriously made it as with Christy , Heffo there's only one Micko , agree that his career while acknowledged hasn't exactly been celebrated in an appropriate way , as for last nights documentary better late than never

Damothedub (Dublin) - 09/01/2018 18:12:07    2067565

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