'My arch nemesis and good friend' - Bernard Brogan leads tributes to retired Marc Ó Sé
Published 12/10/2016 | 16:16
Legendary Kerry corner back Marc Ó Sé has announced his inter-county retirement.
Ó Sé won five-All-Ireland titles and 10 Munster crowns in a glittering 15-season career that saw him win Player of the Year in 2007, and also collect three All Stars.
The 36-year-old made his championship debut in 2002, and made an astonishing 50 consecutive starts until 2012.
"If you told me as a child that I would go on and win All Ireland's with my heroes I would have said I was dreaming so to be able to do that has been one of the greatest thrills of my life," Ó Sé said in a statement.
"To play alongside some of the greatest players to ever play the game is something I will always cherish."
Unsurprisingly, tributes have flooded in for one of the best corner backs to ever pull on a jersey:
One of the very best footballers I have shared a field with. Had it all including the respect of all opponents. All the best @osemarc2— Sean Cavanagh (@SeanCavanagh14) October 12, 2016
Marc O Se had a bit of everything but perhaps his greatest talent was that he made you want to be a back. And no one wants to be a back.— Donnchadh Boyle (@depboyle) October 12, 2016
All the best in retirement @osemarc2 Great career to be immensely proud of, not to mention a nice collection of medals— Cathal McCarron (@mc_carron1) October 12, 2016
Marc O Se could dummy better than most of the great forwards yet spent much of a career at corner-back! As elegant a defender as there was.— Colm Keys (@KeysColm) October 12, 2016
What a career @osemarc2 class act— Seamie Callanan (@seamiecallanan) October 12, 2016
Not a lot you can add to what's been said about @osemarc2 but well done on a stellar career. A Gaa legend.— Eamon Mc Gee (@EamonMcGee) October 12, 2016
A 42-year Ó Sé inter-county dynasty ends as Marc hangs up the boots. Nobody made defending look as graceful as he did, class act— Michael Verney (@mlverney) October 12, 2016
Marc o Se. One of the greats.— padraic maher (@podzo21) October 12, 2016
All the best @osemarc2 Many a tussle we had and many a time I came out the wrong side. Class act is an understatement— Paddy Bradley (@PaddyB14) October 12, 2016