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Monday 11 December 2017

Fifth medal 'most special' for Marc

MARC Ó Sé says it was "the most special of them all" ... and not just because his fifth All-Ireland title put him level with big brother Tomás.

After 13 years and 78 Championship appearances for Kerry, he was dropped by his former team-mate Éamonn Fitzmaurice for the replayed semi-final win over Mayo in Limerick.

"I was very disappointed and I felt he was wrong," Ó Sé now admits, even through the hazy hindsight of an All-Ireland win.

"And I said it to him and he said 'look' and he reasoned with me and we had a chat and after the game we looked at each other we had a big smile for each other."

"I have the utmost respect for him and I think all the boys do because his attention to detail is just incredible.

"I can't say that enough. His attention to detail with every minute little thing ... my God, you wouldn't believe it."

Similarly, it was the first Kerry All-Ireland win since the death of his legendary uncle, Paidí Ó Sé, in December 2012. "You'd be thinking about him the whole time," Marc (pictured, above) admitted.

"He'd be the first man ringing you after the game, guaranteed the first man on the phone and delighted for you.

"I could even vision it after the game that he'd be ringing you and he'd be so happy and wanting to meet for a pint.

"I thought about him a lot on Sunday."

"This one I think was the most special of them all.

"Because all of you (the media) gave us no chance, genuinely. No one realised how well we were going ... but we knew ourselves."

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