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"One Of The All-Time Greats" - Tributes Pour In As Marc O'Sé Retires From Inter-County Football

"One Of The All-Time Greats" - Tributes Pour In As Marc O'Sé Retires From Inter-County Football

Marc Ó Sé has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

Ó Sé won five All-Irelands in a 16-year career with Kerry.

The Gaeltacht player made the announcement both on former Kerry player Dara Ó Cinnéide's Radio na Gaeltachta show and via a statement.

Today, I announce my retirement from the Kerry Senior Football Team. It
has been 16 years since I first became a member of the Kerry Senior Panel and now I feel it is the right time for me, my family and Kerry to hang up my boots.

I wish to thank my family for all their support throughout my career with Kerry.

I would like to thank the Kerry County Board for all their support down through the years. I would also like to thank all the selectors, trainers, doctors, physio's, backroom staff and of course the players whom I have been lucky to serve with during my career.

I wish to thank Jack O'Connor, Pat O'Shea and of course Eamonn Fitzmaurice for all their guidance and support during my years wearing the green and gold. I would also like to pay special tribute to my late uncle Páidí who guided me through my first two seasons with Kerry, particularly when there were question marks still hanging over me, but he continued to believe in me and while Paidí was no longer Kerry manager from 2003 onwards he remained a huge influence and a constant mentor throughout my career.

I wish to thank the Kerry supporters for all their support down through the years.

In all, Ó Sé made 88 Championship appearances for Kerry. That is a Kerry championship record he holds jointly with his brother Tomás. He was named Football of the Year in 2007.

Players from both codes have paid tribute to the 36-year-old.

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