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Ireland
Waterville - An Coireán
Kerry - Ciarraí

Lower Main Street
(Mick O'Dwyer Park)

Mick O'Dwyer - Micheál Ó Duibhir

Waterville 1936
Irish Gaelic football manager and former player
(Wikipedia)
Alan Ryan Hall
2012

Waterville - <i>An Coireán</i> /  Mick O'Dwyer - <i>Micheál Ó Duibhir</i>   Waterville - <i>An Coireán</i> /  Mick O'Dwyer - <i>Micheál Ó Duibhir</i>

Description

Bronze statue of O'Dwyer as football player.

Inscription(s)

Mick O Dwyer
Born
9th June 1936
Birthplace
Waterville, Co. Kerry
Parents
John O' Dwyer and Mary Galvin
Married
Mary Carmel O' Sullivan on 20th Feb 1962
Family
Four sons: John, Michael, Robert and Karl

Inter-County Career
Kerry Minors         1954
Kerry Juniors         1956
Kerry Senior Debut         1956
(Kerry v Carlow in Tralee)
Last Game in Croke Park         1973
(National League Final)
Last Munstel Final         1973
(Kerry v Cork in Cork)

Honours Won
4 All-Ireland Senior Medals
8 National League Medals
12 Munster Champ. Medals
1 Munster Junior Medal
1 Railway Cup Medal
Played in 10 Senior All-Ireland Finals
Played Snr football for Waterville for 33 yrs
Won 8 Sth Kerry Senior Champs.
Won 3 Co. Chams. with Sth Kerry

Trainer / Manager
Managed Kerry in 10 All-Ireland
finals in 12 years, winning 8
Trainer of Kerry U-21 in 4 consecutive
All-Ireland finals 1975 - '78 winnin 3
Trainer of 6 winning Railway Cup Teams
Trainer of Bank of Ireland All-Stars 1990
Manager of the Millenium 2000

Kildare
Manager of Kildar 1991 '94 and '97-2002
Won 2 Leinster Champs. 1998 and 2000
1 Leinster U-21 Champ. 1992
All-Ireland Finalists 1998
National League Finalists 1991

Laois and Wicklow
Manager of Laois 202 - 2006
Won Leinster Champ. 2003
Won O' Byrne Cup 2005
National League Finalists 2003
Manager of Wicklow 2006 - 2011
Won Tommy Murphy Cup 2007

Other Achievements
Footballer of the Year 1969
Top Scorer 1969 and 1970
Kerryman of the year 1986
Texaco Hall of Fame 2004
Conferred with Hon. Doctorate by UCD 2004
RTE & Sports Council Hall of Fame 2010
Irish Independent Hall of Fame 2012

This statue was officially unveiled by
Jimmy Deenihan T.D.
Minister for Arts, Heritage
and The Gaeltacht
on 23rd June 2012

Signature

alan | ryan | hall | sculpt | 2012

Waterville - An Coireán / Mick O'Dwyer - Micheál Ó Duibhir

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°49'36" W 10°10'19"

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