The Mick O'Dwyer statue stands as a proud tribute to the Kerry GAA legend in his native Ring of Kerry village of Waterville, County Kerry.
Known fondly in the GAA community as Micko, he has had success at both player and managerial levels. As a manager, Micko lead Kerry through a period of unprecedented provincial and national dominance, winning 22 major honours. These include eight All Ireland Senior Football Championships, including a record equalling four in a row between 1978 and 1981 and a three in a row between 1984 and 1986. He simultaneously took charge of the Kerry U21 team, winning three successive All Ireland Championships with them. As a player, Micko was a proud winner of four All Ireland medals.
His dedication and passion for all things GAA continued beyond his native Kerry and he went on to coach Kildare, Laois and Wicklow as well as the Clare county teams. His successes with many counties and across all tiers in football have earned him countless plaudits and great respect over the many years of his footballing life.
In honour of his outstanding achievements and contribution to Gaelic games, a bronze life sized statue stands proudly in his native Waterville. The statue is by sculptor Alan Ryan Hall and captures Micko in a classic pose complete with a football in his hand.