KERRY legendary player and manager and former Kildare manager, Mick O’Dwyer, has backed his former Lilywhite captain, Glenn Ryan, to turn things around for the Kildare senior footballers.
O’Dwyer, who managed Kildare between 1990 and 1994 and again between 1996 and 2006 during which they won two Leinster titles and appeared in an All Ireland Final and an All Ireland semi final, is longing for those days of success for Kildare again.
During his time with Kildare the Waterville man had Glenn Ryan as his captain while Coach/Selectors Anthony Rainbow, Johnny Doyle and Dermot Earley as well as analyst, Brian Lacey, all featured on this successful teams.
“I hope Kildare rise to the top again and I think they will if they put in the work,” Mick O’Dwyer told the Kildare Nationalist this week in advance of Kildare’s crunch Allianz National Football League game against Limerick in the TUS Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.
“It’s all about work, work, work. They have the right man there to make them work at the moment so let’s hope things will turn around and that it can be something of the same line as they did in my time there.”
“There is a marvelous love for the game in Kildare and one day I’d like to see it all happen for them again,” Kildare’s most successful football manager in recent times concluded.