There was an overwhelming reaction on social media to last night's airing of 'Micko', which chronicles the remarkable playing and managerial career of Kerry legend Mick O'Dwyer.
GAA fans across the country tuned into RTÉ One to watch the excellent Loosehorse Television documentary about the 82-year-old Kerry great and the tributes were flowing in on Twitter:
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
Is there a more of a GAA man around than #Micko.. managed an u14 team to win at the age of 79! He is exactly what the GAA is about and that's the love of it no matter where or who he was with he gave it 110%.. super documentary @RTEgaa- AussieGleeson (@AussieGleeson) January 8, 2018
Great watch.. #Micko- Conor McManus (@ConorMcManus_15) 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
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
These Kerry boys of the 70s make the Dubs of today look like a Not For Profit organisation... between Bendix Washing machines, milk ads, ropey Adidas trackies & memorabilia.... #Micko- Mick O'Keeffe (@okmick) January 8, 2018
Really enjoying the Mick O'Dwyer documentary. What a man #micko- Bryan Sheehan (@BryanSheehan9) January 8, 2018
Was an starry eyed admirer of the great Kerry team in my boyhood. They were my heroes.- Justin McNulty (@JustinMcNu1ty) January 8, 2018
I never dreamed in later years I'd be on the same sideline, as manager of Laois, pitting my wits against the great Mick O'Dwyer, for his last match #Micko #Legend pic.twitter.com/YBccjBf6I2
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
Heroes Get Remembered,- Bill Hill (@BillHillWicklow) January 8, 2018
But Legends Never Die....
He gave Wicklow some of our greatest memories but the buzz and hype that he brought captured the hearts and minds of even those of us who never followed the GAA in Wicklow and that was something only he could do #Micko pic.twitter.com/9UdhzMHC1q
'The last team I managed was an u-14 team, I was 79 years of age.....and we won the league'. Brilliant documentary #Micko- Emlyn Mulligan (@emlynmulligan) 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
My all time favourite event was one I shared with Micko. I was fairly star struck and after I did my talk he turned and said "there's great stuff in you!" Still my favourite compliment to this day! #Micko pic.twitter.com/Cn92YxIiLn- Joanne (@JoanneOR_Ox) January 8, 2018
Mick O'Dwyer's grandfather swam 3 miles from Scariff Island to the mainland for help when his wife had difficulty giving birth, so ladies, don't settle. #Micko- (@Ciaraioch) January 8, 2018
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
If you missed 'Micko' last night, you can watch it on the RTÉ Player here.