Wednesday 25 January 2017

Marc Ó Sé shares priceless story of conversation with his late uncle Páidí on day of retirement

Published 12/10/2016 | 19:39

Kerry's Marc Ó Sé
Kerry's Marc Ó Sé

Marc Ó Sé, one of the greatest cornerbacks of his generation, has called time on his inter-county career.

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The 36-year-old hangs up boots after an illustrious career and can boast five All-Ireland, 10 Munster and three National League titles as well as three All Star awards and the Footballer of the Year accolade in 2007.

Along with his brothers Darragh and Tomás, the Ó Sé family boasts 16 All-Ireland winning medals

Their late uncle Páidí won eight All-Irelands and speaking to RTE today, Marc revealed a conversation he had with Paidi after he won his fourth title in 2009.

"We're very lucky to have done that (win 16 All-Irelands between three brothers) and I suppose there were a few All-Ireland's who got away as well but if I was told before I started off that I would have five All-Ireland medals I would have been delighted.

"I said to Páidí one day after winning my fourth, I said 'I've four now Paidi... I'm catching up' and he put out his two hands and he said, 'Unless you can count your medals on both hands you're no good'.

"I didn't quite get there but it wasn't bad."

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