Tuesday 25 October 2016

Eamonn Fitzmaurice's team selection ends the Ó Sé's incredible 40-year GAA streak

Published 18/09/2015 | 10:29

Kerry's Marc O Se
Kerry's Marc O Se

The decision by Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice to drop Marc Ó Sé for this Sunday's All-Ireland final has seen one of the greatest GAA streaks end.

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It is the first time since 1972 that a member of the Ó Sé family from Ard a’ Bhóthair will not start an All-Ireland final for the Kingdom.

Marc, brothers Tomás and Darragh and their late uncle Páidí have ensured that an Ó Sé has started every All-Ireland for Kerry since their 1975 victory over Dublin.

A hamstring injury has forced Fitzmaurice into the reshuffle which sees Aidan O'Mahony come in at full-back.

Ó Sé was black-carded in the semi-final victory over Tyrone after just 14 minutes, having started impressively, and will be undoubtedly frustrated at the timing of his injury.

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