Tuesday 6 December 2016

'Would you stop!' - Tomás Ó Sé fondly recalls uncle Paidi's TV intervention during championship season

Published 27/10/2015 | 20:27

Kerry manager Paidi Ó Sé has a word with nephew Tomas Ó Sé, centre, and full-back Seamus Moynihan during the 2002 All-Ireland semi-final.
Kerry manager Paidi Ó Sé has a word with nephew Tomas Ó Sé, centre, and full-back Seamus Moynihan during the 2002 All-Ireland semi-final.

Five-time All-Ireland winner Tomás Ó Sé believes his uncle Paidi was "ahead of his time" when it came to recovery and recalled a story from his playing days to illustrate his point.

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The 37-year-old was speaking on Newstalk's Off The Ball programme about his autobiography 'The White Heat' which was launched last week and spoke fondly about his charismatic uncle Paidi, who led the Kingdom to a couple of All-Ireland title successes as a manger to complement the eight he won as a player.

"He was miles ahead of his time. He basically dropped out of the guards to concentrate solely on football," he said tonight. "That was then bred into us."

"I remember one day I had this huge television that I was trying to move from a house. He was outside the shop and this was in the middle of championship.

"He says, 'What are you at?'. I said I'm just going down here, Fergal has this television, it's massive, I'm just trying to get it out.

"He says, 'Are you doing this yourself?' I says, 'I am yeah'.

"'Would you stop,' he says. He went down to the bar and got three fellas down. 'Come in there, we'll have a cup of tea, the boys will do that,' he says.

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