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GAA President O'Neill pays tribute to Paidi O'Se

Liam O'Neill praised the Kerry legend's impact on the GAA and Irish culture

GAA President O'Neill pays tribute to Paidi O'Se
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Raf Diallo
17:40 Saturday 15 December 2012

GAA President Liam Ó Néill has expressed his sympathies on behalf of the GAA to the Ó Sé family on the passing of former Kerry footballer and manager Páidí who passed away suddenly this morning.

He said: "There was hardly a person on the island of Ireland, never mind in the GAA, who did not recognise or know of Páidí Ó Sé, such was his contribution to the Association and to Irish life over a prolonged period.

"His excellence on the field of play in what was the greatest football team of all time still stands out to those of us who saw it and his passion for the game in no way ended with the completion of his playing days.

Distinguished career

"His elevation to management, firstly at U21 level but then at senior, saw his reputation further embellished and he is one of the few people to have succeeded in claiming All-Ireland honors both as a manager and a player after a distinguished career that stretched far beyond his native Kerry.

"Páidí's affection for the Irish language and Irish culture in general were other hall marks of a man who was steeped in the area he called home.

"On behalf of the wider GAA family I extend my condolences to his wife Máire, his daughters Siún and Neasa, son Pádraig Óg, brother Tomás and the wider Ó Sé family including his nephews Darragh, Tomás and Marc, all of whom followed his example in the green and gold of Kerry." 

 
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