RTE have released a two-minute preview of what is sure to be an insightful profile of legendary football manager Mick O’Dwyer.
In an intercounty career that spanned almost four decades, the 81-year-old won eight All-Ireland Senior Football Championships and eleven Munster Championships with Kerry between 1975 and 1989, before going on to win Leinster titles with Kildare and Laois.
In the trailer, O’Dwyer reaffirms his addiction for watching football, even after stepping down from county management four years ago. The film follows him as he watches his beloved Kerry suffer defeat to Mayo in the 2017 All-Ireland semi final, and also includes clips from his own stellar playing career that yielded four All-Ireland and 12 Munster Championships, most of which were won in the 1960s.
“I’m totally addicted to the game… I’ll keep at it until I go into the grave”
‘Micko’ – Watch the new documentary on the life of the Kerry great on RTÉ One on Monday 8th January, 9.35pm pic.twitter.com/uMW55UT9mq
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) January 4, 2018
“I’ve done everything I wanted to do. I did it all, and got great enjoyment out of it, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
The documentary airs next Monday (January 8th) at 9.35 on RTE, and is sure to be a fascinating watch.