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

Published 04/05/2015 | 11:54

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.

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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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