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'Micko' Had One Major And Unexpected Talking Point That Wasn't About GAA

By Darragh Berry

January 9, 2018 at 9:26am


'Micko' - which was aired on RTÉ One on Monday night - was a beautiful piece of television documenting the GAA life of the man who has more All-Irelands in his back pocket than there are days in the week. 

Mick O'Dwyer is such a lovable character. His soft spoken tone is the effects of years of shouting from the sideline. Everyone should be as passionate about something as Micko was (and still is) about Gaelic Football. 

He had the magic touch. He was part of one of the greatest Kerry teams of all time and brought glory to Kildare and Laois also. 

We could harp on forever about his footballing and managerial talents (one highlight from last night was when Micko explained that he couldn't play the accordion anymore because of stiffness in his hands before throwing his arms up to the sky and stating that he could still catch a high ball if needed) but in the midst of talk about medals, motors and all-round madness that seemed to follow O'Dwyer, there was a little gem. 

When Micko announced that he was going back to the Kerry panel, RTÉ cameras weren't long going down to Kerry to find out what was going on. Micko stood beside a car and talked gracefully about finding himself fit enough to play in another All-Ireland and although the colour was in black and white, people couldn't help but notice the tasty hairstyle trend.

Micko was 50 years before his time...

Not only did Micko create the trend of the 'fade' haircut but the fact that it came before All-Ireland final day means Micko is probably the reason behind players getting a 'Champo haircut' too. 

Sick fades and All-Ireland days, Micko, we salute you.

If you missed it, you can watch the documentary on the RTÉ player here

Main Image via RTE

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