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Kevin Heffernan: Career in Pictures

Friday, January 25, 2013

Dublin GAA legend Kevin Heffernan died today, aged 83.

Here, we look back at some images from his incredible career, both as a player and a manager.

Title Picture: Dublin manager Kevin Heffernan looks on during the 1974 All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Kerry.

1962: Kevin Heffernan, Dublin captain, leads his team out for the pre-match parade ahead of the Leinster final against Offaly.

1999: At the end of the last century, Kevin Heffernan was named on the GAA Team of the Millennium. Here, at an event in Croke Park to announce the unveiling of the team, he watches on with other members of the team as Kerry legend Mick O'Connell launches a kick off the ground. Kevin is third from right, beside Pat Spillane.

1983: Despite his huge reputation as a legendary player, Heffernan will probably be best remembered as one of the first true managers in the game. He led Dublin to All-Ireland titles in 1974, 1976 and 1983 and is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time. Here he watches on in typical pose from the sideline, with Michael O'Hehir behind him.

1983: He won the last of his All-Ireland titles as manager in 1983. Here, he takes in the moment at the final whistle of Dublin's semi-final win that year against Cork.

1985: During Kevin Heffernan's spells as Dublin manager, his side developed a legendary rivalry with the great Kerry team of that era. They were as famous for their battles on the field as they were for their respect for each other off it. Here, he shares a moment with Kerry midfielder Jack O'Shea.

2012: Kevin Heffernan leaves behind him an unequalled legacy in Dublin GAA. He was on hand to celebrate in 2011, when his fellow St. Vincent's man Pat Gilroy led Dublin to their first All-Ireland title since 1995. Here, he holds the famous Sam Maguire Cup with former Dublin goalkeeper Paddy Cullen outside Croke Park.

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