O'Dwyer says IRS is a 'Mickey Mouse' event
03 December 2011
Kerry's managerial legend Mick O'Dwyer
Legendary manager Mick O'Dwyer believes the IRS has lost credibility.
The eight time All-Ireland winning manager feels there is potential in a series with the Australians but argues the current format offers little to either association.
"The game doesn't impress me," said O'Dwyer in today's Irish Independent.
"I don't know, it just seems a pity to me that the two associations couldn't come together, draw up rules and actually play the same game for a whole season. We just seem to be tied up with tradition in every walk of life.
"I mean we have a good game but if the two countries came together and started playing the same rules, then you'd have a meaningful competition. Then you'd have a proper International Rules series. This year, the Australians only played a handful of the players that won last year in Croke Park. You wonder are they trying to make a joke of the thing.
"What we have at the moment, let's be fair, is a Mickey Mouse international."