There’s a must-watch documentary for GAA fans on TV tonight
“I don’t believe there is anything that I love more than watching football. I’m totally addicted to the game. Sure I’m stuck in the bloody thing for the last 70 odd years.”
Figures in the GAA don’t come much more legendary than the great Mick O’Dwyer.
The winner of four All-Irelands as a player and eight as a manager with Kerry, O'Dwyer went onto manage Kildare and Laois to Leinster titles and took charge of Wicklow and Clare in more recent years before finally bidding farewell to the inter-county game in 2013.
At 82, his passion for the game burns as brightly as ever, something that’s immediately evident in the trailer for Micko, a documentary by Loosehorse Television that will air on RTÉ One tonight, 8 January.
The documentary will cover a career that began when Micko started out as a Kerry player in the 1950s right up to the present day, when he can be seen taking in Kerry’s All-Ireland semi-final replay defeat to Mayo in the company of fellow Kerry luminaries like Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper and Darragh Ó’Sé.
“I’d like to be on the sideline watching or in the stand and drop dead, that’s the way I’d like it to happen. I’d be quite happy if that happened,” O’Dwyer can be heard to say in the trailer for the documentary.
“But not yet I hope for another while anyway.”
Micko promises to be a compelling watch and it airs on RTÉ One on Monday at 9.35pm.