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GAA's Greatest | 'Micko' reflects on an extraordinary career

No man has ever done more for our county. Micko. The greatest of them all. Really enjoyed that. pic.twitter.com/8VmFf7t8OT — Marc Ó Sé (@osemarc2) January 8, 2018 However, that was a rare low in a career of soaring heights, and Micko says he has no regrets. His time as Kerry manager came to an end in 1989, but the 12 time All-Ireland champion went on to manage both Kildare (twice) and Laois in Leinster. He won two Leinster titles with the Lilywhites (1998 and 2002) and guided Laois to their first provincial title since 1946 in his first season at the helm in '03. O'Dwyer then won the Tommy Murphy Cup with Wicklow four years later, before stepping away from the inter-county scene after an unsuccessful year with the Clare footballers in 2013. In 2014, at the age of 79, he guided the Waterville Dromid U14s to the Division Five County League title. Micko says that will be his last job in management, "unless I manage one up above if there is football to be played there". Unsurprisngly, the greatest gaelic football manager of all time wants to pass away doing what he loves “I’d like to be on the sideline watching or in the stand and drop dead," he says. "That’s the way I’d like it to happen but not for another while.” You can watch 'Micko' online here.
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