O’Dwyer was/is “open and honest about his commercial stuff”? In other words, he is/was a cynical mercenary who exploited opportunity to suit. And can get away with it blatantly because of who he is, was, and where he’s from.
“ODwyer brought the gospel to the great unwashed”? Eh, as someone stated above, he went to places with more money than sense, places with some young talent, and by dint of his motivational skills and charisma, and yes, by bringing ambition and expectation he produced a big improvement. Of course he did because those counties were rubbish at the time he took over.
Then in what was it, 10 years with Kildare they won two Leinster titles. That was indeed a measure of success. Laois had more talent available, they won one Leinster and didn’t get within an asses roar of an All Ire final.
If I was a cynic I’d say ODwyer came to Leinster to get more of his lifetime fix, beating Dublin, because he was very unlikely to win All Irelands.
“ODwyer had a great love of cars, that’s why he could do all the mileage”. Some people will lap anything up.
“ODwyer brought glamour to Leinster GAA.” Indeed. But at the time Meath and Dublin were all the glam it really needed. OK there were some extra great battles, which we won all but 3 of, out of about 11 head to heads.