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
13. Embracing Jack O’Shea after the 1984 All-Ireland final victory
12. Celebrating the 1985 All-Ireland final success with Páidí Ó Sé
11. At the helm during his first stint with Kildare at a game in 1993
10. An emotional O’Dwyer after Kildare win the Leinster title in 1998
9. With Páidí Ó Sé after the 1998 All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry
8. Lifting the trophy after the 2000 Leinster final with Glenn Ryan
7. Celebrating the 2003 Leinster title win with Laois against Kildare
6. All smiles after a big win in the qualifiers with Laois in 2006 over Tyrone
5. Meeting the press after taking charge of Wicklow in October 2006
4. Tommy Murphy Cup glory arrived for Wicklow in 2007
3. While in 2009, O’Dwyer took Wicklow on a memorable run through the qualifiers
2. Stepping out as the new manager of Clare in the 2013 McGrath Cup
1. And walking away as an inter-county boss for the final time last July
All Pics by INPHO