WEST KERRY has always been famed for its immense footballing families and Dingle's first appearance in the county final in 61 years is no exception with no less than seven sets of brothers in the panel that hopes to topple the mighty Dr Crokes this Sunday.
Pól Ó Dubháin (26), Dáithí Ó Dubháin (30) and Brian Ó Dubháin (20) from Ballinaboula; Adrian Ó Dubháin (20) and Pádraig Ó Dubháin (17) from Main Street; Breandán Ó Céilleachair (26) and Séamus Ó Céilleachair (35) from Cuilneach; Tomás B. Ó Brosnacháin (23) and Seán B. Ó Brosnacháin (32) from Cuilín; Micheál Ó Géibheannaigh (23) and Dáithí Ó Géibheannaigh (27) from Cluais; Pádraig Ó Slatara (33) and Mícheál Ó Slatara (28) from Monaree and Stiofán Ó Beoláin (19) and Ciarán Ó Beoláin (22) from Goat Street make up the seven sets of brothers who will contest the county final this Sunday.
Breandán Fitzgerald of Dingle GAA said the lads have made huge sacrifices in their personal lives to reach the county final adding however that he believes it marks only the beginning of what they could potentially achieve.
"Come what may next Sunday, I hope the lads do themselves justice and enjoy it," he said.
"At underage level we always stress the importance of three things to the players – enjoy your football, never give up and to do your best - if the lads do those three things anything is possible."