Wednesday 20 September 2017

A life-size statue of GAA legend Páidí Ó Sé to be unveiled in Kerry

Kerry captain Paidi O'Se is held aloft alongside manager Mick O'Dwyer, right, after victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland final
Kerry captain Paidi O'Se is held aloft alongside manager Mick O'Dwyer, right, after victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland final

A bronze statue of Kerry legend Páidí Ó Sé will be erected outside the Ó Sé's family public house in Ventry later this month.

Leading GAA dignitaries are expected to attend the unveiling on May 16 on the Dingle Peninsula which will the manager of oversaw so much of O'Sé's success as a player, Mick O'Dwyer.

The eight-time All Ireland winner, who also led the Kingdom to titles in 1997 and 2000 as a manager, died suddenly in 2012, aged 57.

West Clare sculptor Seamus Connolly has created the statue and has previously created works honouring John B Keane and Limerick hurling hero Mick Mackey.

A number of fundraising events have taken place in Kerry in recent months to pay for the statue.

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