Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Hundreds say farewell to GAA legend Paidi O Se

The remains of football legend Paidi O'Se been brought to the cementary in Ventry Co Kerry yesterday
Padraig Og O'Se fills in the grave of his father Paidi who was buired yesterday in Ventry Co KerryPic:Mark Condren18.12.2012
Kerry GAA legend Paidi O'Se 15/12/2012All Ireland Semi Final 24/8/1997Paidi O'Se is carried off the field after Kerry's victory© INPHO / Billy Stickland

The world of GAA has said goodbye to one of its greatest legends.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of former Kerry footballer Paidi O Se, who was remembered for his love of life, family, sport and politics.

O Se, an eight time All-Ireland senior football medal winner, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday from a suspected heart attack. The publican was 57.

His brother Tom told mourners it would have been the GAA star's wish to have so many of his friends in his home town.

“He wanted to invite as many people as he could to Ventry. He was so proud of Ventry,” said Tom O Se.

Mr O Se is survived by his wife Maire and three children — Nessa, Siun and Padraig Og.

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