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15 pictures that capture Mick O’Dwyer’s legendary management career

The Waterville native guided the inter-county fortunes of Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Wicklow and Clare.

THE LEGENDARY MICK O’Dwyer has announced his retirement from inter-county GAA.

O’Dwyer told The Irish Independent this morning of his decision to bring the curtain down on a remarkable playing and management career. He won four All-Ireland senior titles as a player with Kerry between 1959 and 1970.

Then O’Dwyer forged his reputation as a manager through stints with Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Wicklow and Clare.

Here’s 15 pictures that capture his career patrolling the sidelines.

15. Guiding Kerry to All-Ireland glory as a manager in 1975

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14. Watching on during the 1983 Munster Final

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13. Embracing Jack O’Shea after the 1984 All-Ireland final victory

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12. Celebrating the 1985 All-Ireland final success with Páidí Ó Sé

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11. At the helm during his first stint with Kildare at a game in 1993

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10. An emotional O’Dwyer after Kildare win the Leinster title in 1998

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9. With Páidí Ó Sé after the 1998 All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry

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8. Lifting the trophy after the 2000 Leinster final with Glenn Ryan

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7. Celebrating the 2003 Leinster title win with Laois against Kildare

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6. All smiles after a big win in the qualifiers with Laois in 2006 over Tyrone

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5. Meeting the press after taking charge of Wicklow in October 2006

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4. Tommy Murphy Cup glory arrived for Wicklow in 2007

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3. While in 2009, O’Dwyer took Wicklow on a memorable run through the qualifiers

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2. Stepping out as the new manager of Clare in the 2013 McGrath Cup

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1. And walking away as an inter-county boss for the final time last July

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All Pics by INPHO

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