Wednesday 23 August 2017

Paidi had few equals – on and off the pitch

Only superlatives can describe Paidi O Se and the team he played for.

Kerry's Gaelic football team of the 1970s and 1980s was probably the greatest of all time. The same is true of the manager, Mick O'Dwyer – though "Heffo's Army", celebrating the Dublin-Kerry rivalry that added so much spice and excitement to the sporting scene of the era, might disagree.

Blazing stars glowed on every part of the field. And O Se, winner of eight All-Ireland medals, was probably the greatest of all defenders, and the most colourful – during his career and after his retirement.

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