Mick O’Dwyer – A Kerry Legend

It’s not very often you get a chance to have a face-to-face conversation with a true GAA Great but on Tuesday 3rd July, the Kerry legend Mick O’Dwyer made the long journey from Waterville, Kerry to visit our club. Unfortunately, it was not the best weather for spectators but the slightly wet and miserable conditions did not dampen people’s spirits or enthusiasm as they waited for the greatest manager of all time. He is a remarkable man, a symbol, whose life and record demonstrates all that is good about our wonderful Association.

Before he met our senior team he enjoyed meeting and having the craic with everyone, signing autographs and posed for photographs.  After doing a light workout with the team he highlighted the importance of encouragement, to support each other, to back each other, to continue to work-hard and believe you can become all you can be. Think positive, act positive, be positive.

It was truly amazing and I have to say it was a wonderful opportunity to meet someone of his calibre. On behalf of the club I would like to sincerely thank him for taking the time to travel to our club and wish him all the best for the future. Thank you Mick O’Dwyer.

Oh one more thing, he did promise to make a return visit later on in the year! All we have to do is uphold our end of the deal. You know what you have to do lads!!!


Mick O'Dwyer with the McPhillips family.


Mick O'Dwyer with the Brannigan family


The Cavan Legend meets the Kerry Legend. Willie Hillis with Mick O'Dwyer

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