Eamonn Fitzmaurice's team selection ends the Ó Sé's incredible 40-year GAA streak
Published 18/09/2015 | 10:29
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.
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.