Paídi Ó Sé – Book of condolence

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1,147 Responses to "Paídi Ó Sé – Book of condolence"

  1. Orla Walsh says:

    Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

    • Tom Monaghan says:

      Paidi you ware one of the best. you will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace

    • Willie Murphy says:

      With sincere sympathy to his wife and family, so tragic. Got to meet Padi, with my late Dad (Bill) on a visit to the pub in 1985 while home from N.J. A Duagh native. May you rest peacefully with the Green and Gold wrapped around you.

  2. Orla Coughlan says:

    Rest in peace Paidi – a privilege to have worked with you recently.

  3. Meadhbh Higgins says:

    RIP

  4. Sean Hurley says:

    I am very proud to have had Paidi as a friend and always enjoyed his company .He was a great friend to anyone in trouble ,a brilliant story teller his football prowess speaks for itself and will never be equalled , Paudi you are sadly missed , my thoughts are with Maura and their children and all his close family and friends , You are a true Legend , I will miss you . RIP.

  5. maurice mcsweeney says:

    REST IN PEACE PAIDI,
    YOU MADE ME PROUD TO BE OF KERRY
    YOU MADE ME PROUD TO BE AN IRISH MAN

  6. Breda Power says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam P Ó, You will be missed !
    Comhbhrón le a bhean Máire, Siún, Neasa, agus Pádraig Óg.

  7. Brian Harmon says:

    God bless you Paidi – if us boys in the Wee County only got 1/8 of your All Ireland’s since 1957, we would be happy men – you were a true legend. May the Lord have mercy on your soul – rest in peace.

  8. Seán Máirtín Bácéir says:

    Comhbrón lena bhean Máire agus a chlann.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Pháidí.

  9. Meadhbh Grffin says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  10. Elaine Garvey says:

    There are no words! Condolences to Maire, Neasa, Súin & Padraig, and to the rest of his family and friends. You will be sadly missed PO! Sleep easy.

  11. debbie white says:

    tragic loss of a legend rip xx

  12. Marie Therese Barry Russell says:

    Rest in peace Paidi

  13. olivia o' regan kearney says:

    RIP,thoughts and prayers with the family.

  14. Jimmy Flannery jnr says:

    sleep well Paidi till we meet again. taught,s are with you family and friends.

  15. PATRICK OHARA says:

    Lord have mercy on his soul

  16. catríona says:

    Rip paidí. Thank u for all the good memories both on and off the pitch. Gone but never forgotten.

  17. Donal O Muircheartaigh says:

    Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

  18. Bhí brón orm a chloisteáil bháis PADI. Bhí sé déanach sa tráthnóna nuair a chuala mé é.
    Cuimhní cinn de na 70 agus 80 foireann a tháinig ar ais chugam arís agus ar ndóigh, a laethanta bhainistíochta. Is cuimhin liom an lá ag an obair tar éis a comment ar an papair Indo i 2003 agus an pictiúr de mhoncaí i gansai kerry ar ríomhairí ina n-oibríonn mé i Luimneach.
    Fear a bhí ag obair agus bhí cónaí kerry Peile. Agus roinnt tráthnónta mór ina pobail tábhairne nuair a thug mé cuairt.
    An-ambasador turasóireachta mór agus scéalaí agus gaelgor.
    An beannachtaí Dé a bheith ar a ainm.
    Logh mo gaelach, Is é mo iarracht in onóir i Phadaí
    The third from that great team now gone from us in a short space of time.
    I wish to offer my condolences go to his wife, family and extended family.
    Paidi RIP

  19. Roy Collins says:

    May the road rise to meet you my friend. rip paudie.

  20. trish silke says:

    Heartful thoughts to all of Paidis family and friends. A true gentleman and ledgend of the football world.

  21. jim murray says:

    paudi was a legend on and off the field. remember him in 1986 an u12carlow team(rathvilly)played an gaeltach in ventry paudi landed in our dressing room his words i can stil hear.special words i will never forget.a legend rest in peace

  22. Elaine Dunne says:

    Met you many many moons ago…a true gent…may the road rise up to meet you, rest in peace. x

  23. david and julie brennan says:

    sincere condolences to all the family thoughts and prayers are with u all at this sad time….a true legeng in football will never be forgotten

  24. Willie Hahessy says:

    I met you on my 40th birthday in 2003 Paidi. Best present a man could get.
    A Gaeltacht Man, a Kerry Man, an Irish Man and a GentleMan.
    Codladh Samh a Phaidi.

  25. Jerry O Donoghue,Shepherds Bush,London. says:

    We are all devestated to hear of the passing of Our great friend PO SE,the true king of the Kindgom.Our thoughts and prayers go out to His Family at this sad time and His memory will last forever in Our minds.

  26. Claire Godley says:

    RIP, A TRUE KERRY LEGEND, MAY HE REST IN PEACE. THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AT THIS TIME X

  27. Dave. Richard & Aine Pratt says:

    Gone but not forgotten Po, Deepest sympathies Maire, Neasa,Siún and Padraig óg.

  28. breda says:

    devestated to hear this news…rip

  29. Cian Brosnan says:

    RIP Paidi

  30. Ollie Doyle says:

    God bless.may paidi rest in peace.

  31. Marie and clause Galvin, Dingle says:

    Will miss you Paudie from the cross, glad to have spoken to you last Friday.

  32. Katrina Boyle says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time, may he rest in peace

  33. Shane Bradshaw says:

    You were some legend Paidi , u will always be remembered, may god bless you

  34. James 'the yank', cahiratrant says:

    There was only one Paudie, you will be missed but won’t be forgotten.

  35. Lena O'Connell says:

    Legend..may he rest in peace…our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.. From Inis Mor,Aran Islands,Co.Galway

  36. Theresa Newman says:

    RIP Paidi O Se, such an iconic GAA legend, and our former Westmeath manager, we are all numbed by your untimely death. What a terrible loss. May you grace the eternal GAA grounds of Heaven, where you have well earned your gold crown. Rest in peace dear Paidi ……………xxx

  37. Shane says:

    RIP paidi your legend will always live on.

  38. Michael O'Sullivan says:

    R.I.P Paidí, a true kerry legend.

  39. James Mc Caul says:

    a legend of gaelic games RIP paidi

  40. john keane says:

    A true gaa ledgend..rest in peace .

  41. John Elwood says:

    Very sorry to hear of your untimely passing
    You were a fantastic footballer and a true gentleman
    Glad we had an opportunity to spend 3 weeks in Ceann Trá

  42. adele says:

    Rip paidi Kerry has lost a legend of a man. Thoughts and prayers with your family

  43. colm quinn says:

    Páidí Ó Sé was such a selfless man, I always felt privileged to be in his company and will miss him very much. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasail.

  44. Roy Collins says:

    There will be a football waiting for you at the gates of heaven ! Thanks for the memories bud.Rip

  45. aoife griffin says:

    RIP Paidi….a true kerry hero. Grew up watching you pace the sidelines, a legend of gaelic games. Sleep well.

  46. Paddy Savage as Condae on Dúin. says:

    Had manys a great chat with Páidí at Ard a’ Bhothair over the years. Go raibh sé i measc a chairde dilis sna flaitheas. Condolences to Máire, Súin, Neasa agus Pádraig óg. Not forgetting Feargal, Darragh, Tomás and Marc who will miss him terribly. Very sad day.

  47. Colm Mac Giolla Easbuic says:

    Tá mé an buartha faoi bhur dtrioblóid. Laoch mór cailte gan amhras ar bith. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  48. Barry Donnelly says:

    True legend both on and off the field.rest in peace. Barry Donnelly Tyrone

  49. Daragh Ó Dubhghaill says:

    RIP Paidi, a true legend,
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  50. Joe Healy says:

    RIP Paidi, a legend in every sense of the word!

  51. Simona O'Leary says:

    Such a loss, a true character . May he rest in peace

  52. Catherine Connolly says:

    Rest in peace great man!!

  53. brid keyes says:

    Ar dheis De go raibh a anam .

  54. Lynn says:

    Slán a Phaídí ní dhéanfaimid dearmad ort go deo.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
    Thoughts are with Máire, Neasa, Siún, Pádraig Óg and the Ó Sé family at this sad time.

  55. Tom Nolan says:

    Rip paidi a real legend

  56. It was an honour to have met you in 2004 whilst I helped out with the Gaeltacht team on Patricks day Paidi.I was overwhelmed by your sincere and Gracious manner and your warmth and great friendly greeting.It was a great privilege to meet a True LEGEND! My sincere sympathy to all families.RIP

  57. John Andrews says:

    Legend RIP

  58. paul burke says:

    R.I.P Paidi from all Gaels in Cookstown Co. Tyrone

  59. Bridget & Paudie O'Shea says:

    R.I.P the great Kerry legend Páidí O’Sé, our thoughts and prayers are with all his family & close friends.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.

  60. joe and maureen kelly, galway says:

    rest in peace, thanks for the memories

  61. stephen says:

    Very sad to hear this news. My deepest condolences to the O’Sé family at this time.

  62. Shaunafennell says:

    Rest in peace paidi and may the legends welcome u into heaven!!!!

  63. Danny O'Brien says:

    Met Paidi when we travelled from Drogheda to play in the Paidi O’Shea tournament in 2010. A true gent, who made us very welcome and who sent us home with an inspirational speech. A legend that will be a huge loss to his family, friends and the greater GAA community. RIP

  64. Fear Uíbh Ráthaigh says:

    Many a Sunday you brought Joy to our heart. Codladh sámh a Pháidí.

  65. Benny o'neill says:

    RIP Paidi a true GAA legend

  66. Ellen Doolan says:

    rest in peace, sincere sympathies to your heart broken family and friends.

  67. Mary Cosgrove Murphy says:

    May You Rest In Eternal Peace Paidi. Heartfelt sympathy to you his family.

  68. Orla O Dowd says:

    RIP Paudi. No doubt himself and Tommy Dowd are having the craic up there and watching over us all. Thoughts are with maire neasa siun and padraig.

  69. Tadhg Riordan says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi. You will always be remembered as a true legend of Kerry football.

  70. charlie cunningham says:

    from a sad westmeath man may u rest peacefully in the arms of god

  71. Hilary smyth says:

    RIP

  72. Martin Cafferkey says:

    Met Paidi in South Africa in 2004 when he was over with the Westmeath team. He wanted to buy us a drink so he called the waiter over and introduced him as ‘Hugo” Then he said “and what do you call me me, Hugo?” Hugo replied “Mr President!” RIP Paidi.

  73. Jerry O'Donoghue says:

    Rest in peace Mr O’Shea. We were introduced once a long time ago. Your reaction to finding out I was a bottlestopper was priceless.

  74. Bernie Harmon says:

    Met Páidí in his bar a few years ago. I found him to be a true gentleman. May he RIP. My thoughts & condolences go to his heartbroken family at this very sad time.

  75. John Rogers says:

    I didnt know Paidi personally but I’m in total shock tonight after hearing the news and can i just offer his wife and his three beautiful children my sincerest sympathies , your loss is Heavens gain ,obviously the team up there is short a great player ,May your Husband and Dad rest in peace , God bless you all

  76. Michael Long says:

    RIP Paidi and all our prayers and love to your family…
    I had the pleasure of meeting you a few times a true legend of the game…

  77. Niall Shortall says:

    Never will be forgotten in Westmeath. RIP Paidie.

  78. Niall Shortall says:

    Never will be forgotten in Westmeath. RIP Paidie

  79. Páraic Ó Gallchóir says:

    RIP Páidí.

  80. TRACY says:

    RIP – A WELL LOVED FIGURE IN KERRY AND FURTHER A FIELD. VERY SAD DAY FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS ETC
    MAY GOD EMBRACE HIM

  81. Pádraic Ó Neachtain says:

    ‘Bhí mé glan agus crua agus fairáilte’, a dúirt sé. Tá coinneal múchta i gCorca Dhuibhne anocht agus tá an tír níos dorcha dá bharr. Mo chó-bhrón lena chlann agus a cháirde.

  82. Margaret Martin says:

    Paudie you gave us such happy hours of football greatness especially as a Kerry girl in Dublin in the 70ths with the battles against Dublin, also your never to be forgotton Irish speech when captaining Kerry’s victory.
    You made us proud to be from Kerry.

  83. Tom Kennedy says:

    A true Legend and a man who Kerry owes a great deal to! Always looked forward to a pint in Ventry! Rest in Peace and condolences to the O’ Se family!

  84. John Moriarty says:

    Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

  85. Anne Mangan says:

    Thank you Paidí for many happy memories of “The Game”…may you rest with the saints tonight. Sincere condolances to your wife and family.

  86. ollie says:

    rest in peace paidi a true legend thoughts are with his family

  87. John Joe Young says:

    I was driving at the time I heard it and I just couldn`t get over hearing such sad news, Kerry and Ireland have lost a great son, I spoke with a man from Kilkenny that I met shortly afterwards, whom I never met before and we Spoke about Paudie the legend that he was, when I was leaving it was as if I had made a new found friend just because of speaking about Paudie O`Shea, thanks for the memories Paudie, may you rest in peace, sincere sympathy to family and friends.

  88. Alan Jackson says:

    Rest in peace Páidi, you have made your mark…

  89. Colum Foley says:

    Truly shocked when I heard the news. A huge loss to Kerry GAA. He personified all things Kerry. Will be missed by all.
    Colum Foley.

  90. martin says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh d’anam, A Pháidí uasal agus
    Cómhbhróin dá bhean agus do chlann go léir.

    Mairtín as Condae na Midhe

  91. Ken Dunne says:

    Will always remember you on that flight to Newcastle in 2004 you in your stocking feet, “couldnt give a shit when the plane got stuck in a gullie, great laugh.
    Thanks for the memories RIP Paidi.

  92. Ronan Colleran says:

    My late father, Enda Colleran, was a big fan and truly admired Paidi’s passion. What a great ambassador for Kerry football and Ireland. May he rest in peace.

  93. éilís Ní Dhuibhir says:

    One of GAA’s finest, a class of his own.

    Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann

  94. Johnny Reilly says:

    R.I.P.Paidi a true legend a huge loss to county and country.His likes will never be seen again.

  95. Dolores McCormack says:

    Paidí, You brought the sunshine to Iarmhí in 2004 but today the sun darkened when we heard of your untimely death, At Dheis Dé go raibh d’Anam. Comhbhróin do Máire agus an Clann!!

  96. Barbara O' Connor says:

    Thank you Paudie xx R.I.P.

    • Deirdre Uí Mhurchú says:

      Le comhbhrón ó chroí ar bhás rí na caide – fear uasal íseal. Mairfidh a thionchar & a spiorad go deo. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Táim buíoch díot a Pháidí as ucht na gcuimhní go léir.

  97. sean devane says:

    fear uasail gealghaireach !comhbhrion lena muintir !

    R.I.P

  98. Cathal Roce says:

    On behalf of my club, Ballymun Kickhams, and all the GAA folk in Dublin, deepest sympathy to Paidí’s family and friends. A truly magical individual indeed and a great credit to Kerry and the greater GAA clan.
    Ar dheis de go raibh a anaim.

  99. Lorna says:

    A bright shining star Paidi O Se will always forever be. may his wife and children take comfort in the memories they have of him. R I P

  100. Aisling Browne Tralee says:

    At dheis De go raibh a anam. Paidi such a wonderful sports person and ambassador for the GAA , promoting community and the love of all things Irish. Maith thu Paidi. Ni bheidh a leitheid ann aris.

  101. Dermot Cox says:

    A great and mighty one , you will be missed may you rest in peace

  102. Gerry T says:

    Paidi played in the first All Ireland I was ever at..1980 v Roscommon…what a player, a players player…didn’t understand defeat…great appetite for the game…RIP Paidi

  103. Padraig Donlon says:

    A fabulous footballer and character. May he rest in peace.

  104. Mark in Laois says:

    RIP Paidi.
    an inspirational Gaa man. a real character

  105. Barney and Geraldine Mc Cann. Ard Mhacha says:

    Met Paidi in his pub in Ventry two years ago on our first wedding anniversary. We sat in front of the fire listening to him telling stories. A great man and true legend… R.I.P Paidi .

    • Kate Lonergan says:

      Im just reading through the tributes to PoS and am wondering if you were related to Barney McCann who played rugby in Clonmel and worked in the bank many years ago?

  106. An Ghleann Garbh (Glengarriff) Gaa club, West Cork says:

    Thanks for your visit and advise! Your time with us will never be forgotten and will be talked of for some time. A legend of the game and an ambassador for the community spirit of the GAA. Our deepest sympathies to all the O Se family at this sad time. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

  107. GC says:

    Thank you for the greatest memories & the passion you brought to the game. Nobody could instill that pride in the jersey like you did. You made me proud to be from Kerry. Sleep in heavenly peace x

  108. Damian O'Sullivan (Sutton Coldfield, Eng) says:

    Had the privilege of seeing you playing in several All Ireland’s as well as being the Captain in 85. Another Kerry legend passes on, R.I.P.

  109. Mike Daly (Rooster) says:

    Fond memories of a great guy who I had the pleasure of knowing for the last thirty years from his time as a Garda to the great music sessions in Kruger s and ard a Mbothair deepest sympathy to Maire and the kids and brother Tom and all his extended family
    At Dheis Dé go raibh d’Anam

  110. Des Cahill says:

    So many memories of Paidí – they all make me smile. Favourite one – I organised an interview with himself & David Hickey, the man he marked so many times in the Kerry-Dublin clashes. They hadn’t met for years, and – surprisingly – both told me they were a little nervous of meeting each other . It began very politely in studio…but when I left them six or seven hours later …they had each other in a headlock on the street outside Paddy Cullen’s pub, and they were giggling & squealing like two 12 year olds!! Did ANYONE ever have a quiet night with Paidí? Beir bua P Ó…

  111. Geraldine Farrelly Brady says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with the O’ Shea family at this very sad time…A Legend may he rest in peace.

  112. RIP Paídí, heart goes out to you and your family. Will be a colossal loss to the GAA in Kerry and further afield.

  113. Bernadette Twomey says:

    Paidi was a great man and so well loved. I hope this helps in your awful time of sadness

  114. Rosaleen Hickey says:

    With deepest sympathy to the family of a great man.

  115. Pat McGuckin says:

    Had the great pleasure of meeting Paidi on a trip to Dingle several years ago and spent some time in his pub. I still wear the Paidi pub polo shirt I bought on the trip. Across the pond tonight, we salute you and send condolences to all who loved you.

  116. Martin Molloy says:

    Rest in peace Paidi…one of the greats!! From Martin in Offaly

  117. john o'connor says:

    A true great.will be sadly missed.rest in peace paidi

  118. Paddy Hyland says:

    A legend of the game and life who will never be forgotten. RIP!

  119. James Harding says:

    RIP Paídi. True great of the game. Thoughts are with your family and friends.

  120. Leo Forde says:

    Paidi you were a legend part of my youth..great memories sadly taken far too early. God rest you and comfort your family

  121. Ciaran says:

    Legend is a word that’s thrown around too often but Paidi was a true legend. Epitomized the spirit of the GAA. Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. RIP Paidi, you’ll be sadly missed

  122. Louise Lovett says:

    RIP Paidi, my condolences to your family and friends, a true legend

  123. Gavin O Mahony says:

    Someone like Paidi only comes around once in a life time, a real character and a inspiration to so many

  124. Sean McPartlin says:

    As a Leitrim GAA supporter living in Edinburgh, Scotland, I am shocked and upset at the loss of Paudi. He was truly a giant in the game. In many many trips to west Kerry, I never drove through Ventry without pointing out the pub and recalling his genius. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends and to the folk of Kerry and Corca Baiscinn. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

  125. Suzanne Scully says:

    Rest in Peace, a true legend.

    • AL says:

      suaimhneas siorai ort a Phaidi.

      best memory- ending the famine in 1997 and a group on the canal end with a banner proclaiming “Paidi for president!”

  126. Brian Murphy says:

    RIP Paudi,
    A man who was with Kerry in the golden years and brought the Kerry back to the top from bad times.

  127. John dunne says:

    RIP paidi great memories of you managing and playing, some bad ones too, especially when ye would play mayo !!!!!!! God bless

  128. Ronan Burke says:

    RIP Paidi.

  129. Aindle Mac Gearailt says:

    RIP Paidi- ar dheis De go raibh a anan dilis

  130. Seamus McCormack says:

    Paidi, You were the embodiment of what a footballer should aspire too. An icon ,inspiration and above a phenomenally honest man on the pitch!! A huge loss to this wonderful association . RIP

  131. tyronesupporter says:

    not even from kerry,but páidí o sé contributed greatly to the GAA community, both as a manager, a player and a friend to all the players. He was greatly regarded in the GAA community, and even though tyrone and kerry arent great friends, he will be greatly missed by gaels all over ireland. So much respect for a family man,heart and best wishes go out to his family and to the kerry gaelic community and the members of his community.RIP,a football legend.x

  132. Micheal smyth says:

    Sleep with the stars Paudi gaa legend

  133. Marian Ui Ruairc says:

    RIP Paidi. Ta bron orm ar an sceal seo. Beidh tu i mo phaidreacha. A true legend!

  134. Niamh says:

    Had the pleasure of dancing in your pub Paidí, many moons ago. Enjoyed listening to you talk football into the early hours. You will be missed not just in the Kingdom you did so proud, but all over the country. Sleep tight. Thinking of your family tonight. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  135. Ailbhe Nic Cába says:

    Go ndéanfa Dia grásta ar d”anam uasal agus go mbeidh leaba i measc na n-aingil agat anocht. Go mbeidh sólás le fáil ag do chlann ó bhuairt an bháis.

  136. Donal Shine says:

    A true GAA legend. RIP Paidi

  137. A true legend , may be rest in peace !

  138. Dunshaughlin GAA says:

    Condolences to the O’Se family on the passing of Paidi – a true GAA legend Dunshaughlin GAA Co Meath

  139. Donal Barrett says:

    For me Paidi personified the rivalry between the great Kerry and Dubin teams, As a Dub he really infuriated me because he was so good and always so reasonable! An absolute legend. I cannot believe he is gone. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. RIP

  140. O'Riordan says:

    A loss beyond words…

  141. Rory Murphy says:

    A legend and giant of gaelic games. I am shocked and saddened at the news of your early departure from this life.
    You were a true hero and role model for any young player. 1 point conceded in 10 All Irelands is an amazing record.
    Rest in Peace PaIdi, we are all the poorer for your passing.
    Ni bheidh do leitheidi ann aris.

  142. JJB says:

    RIP Paidi, a legend

  143. Martina Dowling says:

    Paídi it’s a very sad day in Kerry . You were one inspirational man and proud to call you our own . Those gates of heaven will be open and waiting for you have the football in your hand and the jersey gleaming show them how to do it . Sammy will be home next year . Rest in peace xx

  144. John Stapleton Callan says:

    He was a larger than life fellow and a most enjoyable man to listen. A great Gael and a serious loss to the GAA world and to Ireland

  145. Sean mac Donnchadha says:

    Nár laga Dia tú a mhac!! Go leor chuimhne íontach díot , tríd na blianta!! Codladh sámh!! RIP!!

  146. Ciarán Mac Fhearghusa says:

    Laochra Gaeil iospioráideach do mhuintir na tíre uilig. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

  147. Mark McCormack says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the O’Se family, Paudie was a gentleman and showed great charisma and character on the brief occasions I have met him. May he rest in peace and the GAA family of Westmeath will forever hold him dearly in our memories and hearts.

    Deepest sympathies from Mark McCormack , Nicholas McCormack St.Josephs GAA Westmeath

  148. Paudie Palmer says:

    Paudie O Se , your early departure from this playing field was the main news item on 6 one news on RTE and on local radio in Cork today. It says it all . Thanks for so many memories

  149. Joe Kearns says:

    RIP Paidi,One of the greatest GAA men ever,Legend

  150. Frank Ryan says:

    RIP,A huge loss to the football family, gone but not forgotten

  151. Jacqui Hurley says:

    Deepest sympathies to the O’Se family & friends for such an awful loss of a great life. One of the GAA’s biggest characters will be forever missed for his hilarious newspaper columns, but perhaps even more for the real life events on many a sideline around the country. An abundantly talented man, who every GAA person has a fond memory of. Rest in peace Paidi.

  152. Joe O'Dwyer says:

    A bigger than life character both on & off the pitch a great loss to Ireland as there will never be another like him RIP Paidi O’Shea

    Dubs fanatic

  153. Tom O Donoghue says:

    treasured memories of a great sportsman and Gaeilgeoir from all in St Kieran’s Gaa Club .Comhbhrón le Muintir Ui Sé agus a Cháirde

  154. Annette Forde says:

    Paídí, memories of you are from a time when I had my dad with me. I lost him two months ago and I know he’s up there waiting to ask you about all the games we watched together.
    Thoughts are with your family and friends at this time.

  155. Edel McGloin says:

    I was so shocked when I heard the sad news today. Paidi symbolised everything great about the GAA. Sincere condolences to his family, community and Kerry people.

  156. Barney Friel says:

    RIP Paidi O Shea. Legend.

  157. Ger Deasy says:

    Had the pleasure of meeting Páidí at his comortas caid this year. Buail sé le gach duine lena lamh agus focail amháin…..fáilte. Slán P Ó. God is assembling a handy side upstairs. They’ll be hard beat

  158. Fergus Rooney says:

    Farewell Paidi. Probably the most recognisable face of the Gaa. Great character, fabulous footballer. Icon.

  159. Irene Daly says:

    Rest In Peace
    My sympathy to all your family

  160. jacinta lannon says:

    when we talked about gaa,we talked about paidi o se!what a true gentleman an insiparation to all young and old. R.I.P X

  161. Eoghan says:

    Slán Paudí – condolenses to the Ó Sé family , hope the memories help you through this tough time .

    Eoghan .

  162. Vinsionn says:

    Condolences to the family .. From a true blue dub supporter .. And hill 16 regular .. R.I.P Paidi .. Legend of the sport .. The dubs are with you …

  163. Padraig Harnett says:

    From a different sport to a sporting legend. May you forever enjoy that big playing field in the sky. To the extended O’Se family everybody in the Kerry Schoolboys Girls League is remembering you in their thoughts and prayers. May He Rest in Peace.

  164. Liam Daly says:

    A pleasure to have Paidi once, sad to have learnt of his death today, condolences to his family.

  165. Ristéard ó Fachtná says:

    It’s true when people say “good men are plentiful but great men are scarce” well Ireland has lost a true great………..rest well Paídi.R.I.P

  166. Claire Ralph says:

    Paudie, an icon a legend. Hope you are wearing that lovely geansaí I knit for you. Ní bheidh do leithéid arís ann. Codladh sámh. R.I.P.

  167. Fiona says:

    Very sad day for Corcha Dhuibhne, condolences to Podge and family. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann R.I.P

  168. Marie says:

    Gone but never forgotten! #Laoch Stay strong

  169. Aaron C says:

    A sad day for the Gaa a true sporting hero he be missed not only by Kerry fans but every fan he inspired with his passion for the game not just on the pitch but during he’s successfully time as a manager .
    From a huge dubs fan you’ll be sadly missed R I P Paidi O Se you were a living legend

  170. Rob Landers says:

    Slán Páidi
    Ciarraí Abú

  171. Pat lynch says:

    A great footballer and manager someone who will be seen as one the great Kerry half backs may he rest in peace

  172. Eamon Harmon says:

    RIP PáidI O Sé. A true Legend.

  173. Karen says:

    RIP Páidí

  174. Catherine finnegan says:

    As a massive gaa fan to hear about the death of Paudi this morning was one of great sadness. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children, family and all the people involved in gaa. RIP xxx

  175. Pat lynch says:

    A great footballer and manager someone who will be seen as one of the great Kerry half backs may he rest in peace

  176. Alan Barry says:

    Rest in peace to a proud Kerry man, a proud GAA man. One of the greatest.

  177. John Doran says:

    Thanks for the memories Paudie, RIP. Deepest sympathies to the O’Se family.

  178. Jimmy Stewart says:

    They came no bigger than Paidi . Devasting news for everyone. May he rest in peace. Forever young. Sincere sympathy to his wife and family.

  179. Kevin McMahon says:

    Rest in Peace. A real legend of the Gaelic game, admired by any true fan, irrespective of their particular county allegiance. Condolences to your family and friends.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  180. Philip McGovern (Co Armagh) says:

    Deepest sympathies to the O Sé family. A true legend of the game and one of the greats. So sorry to hear of your loss. I can still see him up and down the sideline in Croke Park managing Kerry/Westemath. A great loss to our Gaelic games and I greater loss to his family and friends. Ar dhies go raibh an anam go leir.

  181. Orla McAuliffe says:

    Paudí Ó Sé – D’fhéadfadh do chuid anam i síocháin

  182. Michael Reidy says:

    Gave me my proudest day in Croke Park. You’ll be a legend for ever in Westmeath. RIP Paidie

  183. Diarmuid O Dálaigh says:

    Suaimhneas siorai dod anam a Phaidi agus cabhair De dod mhuintir ag an am deacair seo.

  184. Leonie Bn Uí Shíocháin says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Mo Combhrón go Chlann Ua Shé. Slán aPháidí.

  185. Michael Moriarty says:

    Very sad loss to the GAA community and to Kerry.. great footballer and manager! RIP Páidí one of the greats!

    michael moriarty,
    kenmare, Kerry

  186. Edel Hardiman says:

    R.I.P Paidi. You were a legend and a hero and extremely successful in relation to football.. Thoughts & prayers are with the family <3

  187. Eileanoir sorcha says:

    Is brónach go deo an nuacht é agus cuimhneoidh muid ar a Chlann atá go mór faoi bhuairt anocht. Is cinnte go bhfuil Páidí i measc na laochra uilig i leaba na naomh. Go gcodlóidh tú go sámh a Pháidí agus tabhair suaimhneas agus sólás dá Chlann ag an am brónach seo.

  188. Micheál Ó Duinnshléibhe says:

    Anytime I’ve been into your pub, you were always the perfect host. Rest in peace. Condolences to your loved ones.

  189. Kevin Reilly says:

    There are very few who can match how brave, strong and loyal this warrior from the Kingdom was, from a True Blue, May You Rest in Peace – Kevin

  190. Michael Nally says:

    RIP Paidi O Se,a legend of the GAA and one we will never see the likes of again.Thoughts and prayers with family and friends

  191. Patrick O'Loughlin says:

    RIP Paudie. True Legend of the game. Thoughts are with the family and everyone who has the privilege to call you their friend.

  192. “Sea, táim sleamhnaithe liom go deire mo scéil go dtí so. Níl curtha síos agam ach an fhírinne; níor ghá dhom aon cheapadóireacht” – Tomás Ó Criomhthain, An t-Oileánach. I’m very proud of Páidí – his Dad Tommy was a brother of my grandmother Mary. Wonderful passion for gaelic football and Irish culture. We have lost a legend.

  193. Tim o Connell says:

    Very sad news, Paidi you will be sorely missed….condolences to all your family.

  194. Mary Mac says:

    Thanks for the memories and the “Golden Years”.Deepest sympathy to all the family and also to Mark, Thomas and Dara……

  195. sinead flynn roche says:

    R.I.P. Paidi, an absolute gentleman. Met him a few years ago at the pub in Ventry. He stopped and chatted and i got my photo taken with him. Always loved watching him playing for Kerry. Sincere condolences to his family.

  196. Eric O'Connor says:

    Rest in Peace Paidí, will cherish the memories down in Ceann Trá for the Mary I Cúrsa Samhraidh. You were a pure gent and a grat host. HonouredI got to shake your hand. Condolences to your family.

    Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann

  197. Karen McAuliffe says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Paidi, You will be missed ! Thoughts and prayers are with your family and everyone who has the privilege to call you their friend.

  198. Paidi, thanks for the memories. From Wexford but loved the Kerry team of the 80′s. Grew up idolizing you and your team-mates. I loved your philosophy on life and on football. Goodbye ”Laoch”. Never to be forgotten

  199. Evelyn Co Louth says:

    RIP Paidi you will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Marie, the children and family.

  200. Gearoid Mac Threinfhir says:

    Cobhron le muintir O Se ar son Paidi, fear maith agus peiladoir maith a raibh ann. Ar Deis De go Raibh an anam.

  201. patsy Ferry says:

    Rip Paidi O Se Ireland is a lesser place for your passing

  202. Michael Moore says:

    A childhood hero of mine. I’ve played pool many times at his pub. RIP

  203. Micheal says:

    A true legend in both Kerry and in the Gaa. Rest in Peace

  204. John says:

    Rip Paudi an absolute icon of the game. You will be sorely missed. You came to speak to my club team earlier this year and it was an inspiration to be in your company. You were an absolute gent and achieved everything in the game. Thoughts are with your family at this time.

  205. Ciarán Ward says:

    Paídi , As a Dub you broke my heart a lot now as a Dub I’m heartbroken , alan lest xx

  206. Michael Greaney says:

    Sincere condolences to the family of Paidi o Se.
    Thank’s to you all for lending him to us.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  207. Emmett McNamara says:

    May he rest in peace.A true legend on the pitch and warm character off it.

  208. paddy greene says:

    R.I.P.

  209. Eddie Mc Andrew says:

    Very sad day for GAA. Sorry from all in Belmullet, Mayo. A great servant to the game and a gentleman. R.I.P. Paidi.

  210. Daire Mac Aodha says:

    Is cuimhin liom nuair a bhí mé óg agus bhí mé síos i pub Pháidí i gCeann Trá agus mé i mo gheansaí Baile Átha Cliath. Tháinig Páidí trasna agus bhí sé lán de chaint agus craic. Fear uasal, is trua liom nach raibh mé timpeall nuair a d’imir Páidí an chluiche. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

  211. Colm Bambury says:

    I am so lucky to have known Paidi. To me he was a hero. He was a rogue.To Maire, Siuin, Neasa and Padraig, I offer my sincere condolence. Colm Bambury

  212. Steven says:

    One word for you Paudie of what u r ” legend” rip

  213. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Paidi O’Se. A true legend of the game and truly missed by all.

  214. John O'Shea says:

    God rest your soul Paidi. You brought so much joy to those of us who grew up watching Gaelic football because you knew how to play the game. You were hard as nails and your surging runs out of the back line were the stuff of folklore. I just wish we saw more of it today. Thanks for the memories Paidi.

  215. Liam O Sullivan says:

    Farewell to a legend. P Shea RIP

  216. Kildorrery GAA says:

    RIP Paidi O Shea. The crack should be good tonight with John Egan

  217. Conchuir O Duinn says:

    Ta broimn an domhain orm tar eis an droch nuacht a cloisteail.

  218. Michael English says:

    I met Paidi at his tournament in An Daingean where we were playing early this year. He greeted every man in his pub and talked to them. Great respect for him as a player and manager. His way of playing is an example to any young player. Rest in peace

  219. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam uasal. Truly one of the greats. We’ll miss that yellow managerial shirt that symbolized “The Kingdom”. God bless your wife, daughters and son at this difficult time.

  220. Gary Barton says:

    I will miss Paidi …. I am never done talking about him with every Irish person that I meet in Glasgow …. He actually is a Legend . ….. I have the highest admiration for him … I am sitting here in Glasgow very much truly heart – broken . . I will always be grateful to Paidi and his family for treating me like one of the family R.I.P Paidi

  221. Nesbitt Haggarty says:

    Paidi O Shea was a gentleman, a story-teller who always made you feel at home in his pub in Ceann Tra. No matter if you were a local, blow-in or tourist, if you caught his attention, he would sit you down with stories of his glory days. He will be sorely missed by this Plastic Paddy from Beijing…

  222. Bert McCann says:

    Extraordinary person. Rest in peace.

  223. Mo O'Connor says:

    A great loss, what a personality, your memory will live on forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  224. Suzy & Don Barnes says:

    Such a sad day. The loss of a great man is felt even across the ocean. RIP from the cottage up the hill, and from Michigan, USA. You made us feel welcome and warmed our hearts with your presence.

  225. lynda says:

    Rip prayers go out to his family at this sad time of year

  226. Donncha says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh d’ainm a Pháidí. Mar fear nách raibh mórán suime aige sa pheil, bhí an-meas agam ort de bharr do chuid Gaelinne. Ní raibh tú i do laoch spóirt amhain – bhí tú mar realt do lucht cultúrtha agus labhartha na Gaelinne agus anocht, tá tú i d’fhíor réalt ag siosarnigh anuas tharainn. R.I.P.

  227. Seamus says:

    RIP Paidi. Inspiration

  228. Kevin says:

    R.I.P to a true GAA legend. inspiration to so many people. What you done for westmeath football gives me as a Leitrim man hope that one day we can win a connacht title again. The cream trousers pacing up and down the line will never be forgotten

  229. Drumkeerin GAA club Leitrim says:

    R.I.P to a GAA legend from Drumkeerin GAA, Leitrim

  230. Joanne O'Sullivan says:

    Although I may have cursed the Kerry teams many times before in the past as they overcame mighty Cork, Páidí was always a footballer and man that everyone could love. What a man, never afraid to speak his mind or to show grit and determination at every turn. Ar dheis Dé.

  231. DWard says:

    R.I.P Paidi , words cannot describe the loss the gaa has suffered today let alone the o se family. a true gael and an ambassador to gaelic games. ar dheis de go raibh a anam

  232. Mike Kissane says:

    Truly a one-off. Even though the football memories you leave are peerless, the days and (long) nights of chats and endless cups of tea we spent together in the Bons, supporting each other, a few years ago will live with me forever. A true gentleman with a wonderful extended family – you will be sorely missed back West Paudie, and wherever Kerrymen gather. Is fearr clú ná conach. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

  233. Eilis Ni Shuilleabhain says:

    Mo Chara ,Paid.I knew litttle about football but I knew how much you loved your family and your native Kerry.Rest in Peace now ………..All is quiet………….xx

  234. Joe Lynch says:

    Guts, determination and the will to win! To me, Páidí O Sé in a nutshell. Condolences to the O Sé family and to the proud Kingdom of Kerry on the loss of an iconic figure. RIP Páidí, and may God hold you in the palm of his hand!

  235. Denise horgan says:

    Paudi you were a true legend and will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this very difficult time. The kingdom won’t be the same without you! May you go rest in peace now.

  236. Noel Kelly says:

    Paídi Ó Sé, you represented the heart and soul of Kerry like no other. Thank you for the many memories Paídi and so many happy days. A true GAA and Kerry legend. Rest in peace Paidi´.

  237. susan ball says:

    Paudi you were a great person, who enjoyed life to the full you’ll be greatly missed by one and all R.I.P.

  238. Harry Dolan says:

    A good man gone too soon. May perpetual light shine upon him. RIP, Paidi.

  239. tadhg coughlan says:

    paudi rest in peace remember the good times frank ryans bar ,queen st,dublin

  240. Pam Costelloe says:

    This is such shocking news. Kerry equals paidi, paidi equals Kerry. I am so sad today for his family, ventry community, GAA family and all who knew him well. He will be so missed and Kerry will be at a standstill for a while. I loved his banter and belly laughs. A great man. Rip. I also believe a flood of people will be getting checked out now in Kerry and paidi would want that.

  241. tomas says:

    Thanks for the wonderful memories. I

  242. John Sinnott says:

    Hard to believe Tim Kennelly, John Egan and now Paudi are no longer with us. Three greats of Kerry football :-) Micheal and I once danced the West Kerry set in his pub to the mighty music of Seamus Begley. I would not have liked to mark Paudi on the field of play..we will not see his like again. May he rest in peace. H

  243. Anne Marie says:

    Was so saddened yesterday to hear of the loss of Paidi. He was a fantastic football man and will be sorely missed not just by us Kerry folk but by people all over Ireland. We spent many a good night in paidi’s pub when down n dingle from Mary I! My deepest sympathies to his wife daughters and son and all his extended family.

  244. Danny Murphy says:

    I never met the man but we all witnessed a proud kerryman and Irishman who represented his people with pride and honour. Our condolences are with his wife and children. Sleep well in heaven where I am sure you will become reacquainted with a few old friends.

  245. Phyl OHalloran says:

    Phyl /TomO’Halloran/Tralee
    A man hewn of rock, for the years of pleasure you gave us as Kerry supporters Mlle buiochas.Sincere sympathy to your family .

  246. Peter Whelan says:

    A true Ledgend of GAA you will be greatly missed,RIP Paidi

  247. Andy Fleming says:

    I had some great times as a young fella watching you play for that mighty team and more recently managing Kerry a few years ago.
    A sad loss.
    RIP

  248. Maria Kivlehan says:

    Sorry to hear the very sad news about Paidi’s death. Condolances to all his family and friends. A true legend on and off the field and was lucky to have had the honour of meeting him a month ago in Maastricht. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  249. Fiona Looney says:

    I often tell that story about Paidi cutting his leg as a small child and the doc telling his mother not to worry about the scar, “sure the green and gold socks will cover it.” I could never tell it without crying; now I never will. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.

  250. Jim Kiernan says:

    On behalf of the Viet Celts Gaelic Football Club in Hanoi, deepest sympathy and condolences to the Ó Sé family. Paídi will always be fondly remembered in my home county, Westmeath.

  251. lisa o mahony says:

    Rest in peace paudie. A true legend. Thoughts with all your family at this tough time.

  252. Orlaithmarie says:

    Rest in peace Paidi and condolences to your family at this very sad time. He was a great character and a proud West Kerry man. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  253. slan leat none greater r.i.p.

  254. fitzmaurice family says:

    Thanks for all the magical memories. RIP Paidi

  255. Kevin Crowley says:

    Rest in Peace Paudie.May the road rise up to meet you.

  256. Siobhan Joyce says:

    Another one of the greats gone too soon. Paídi Ó Sé was a try legend and may he Rest In Peace

  257. Peter Hayden says:

    laochra gael Rip

  258. Mark Fitzsimons says:

    On behalf of Sharjah GAA in United Arab Emirates I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the O’Se family. Paidi was a true legend, I only wish i was old enough to have seen him play. A top manager, and a great motivator. An inspiration to all aspiring gaelic footballers and gaelic football managers.

  259. Declan O' Connor says:

    Dublin Gaeltacht student ’78….for teaching me to ride a bike backwards….joke was on me! An honour to have met you. My sincere condolences to family and Ventry community at large. R.I.P

  260. Jerry says:

    RIP Paidi, a deadly man!

  261. Joe n Lillian Hanafin says:

    Slan Abhaile Paidi Ar dHeis de go raibh a nAnam deilis .

  262. TJ Gleeson says:

    A very sad loss at such a young age. A GAA icon. Condolences to his family and friends.

  263. Kathleen says:

    RIP Paidi!!! Thoughts & Prayers r with ur family during this sad time.

  264. Richie Quigley says:

    We have lost one of Ireland’s finest footballers, manages and storytellers and a family have lost a loving husband, father, btother & uncle. The country is a lesser place for Paidi’s sudden passing and my sincere condolences to all the O’Se family

  265. John Alan O Sullivan says:

    What a loss and what a legend. He epitomized Kerry football and everything it stood for…….Ní bheidh a leithead arís ann………..

  266. Mike O donnell says:

    A true warrior and a legend.In my view the finest defender we have ever seen.

    R.I.P

  267. Liam Heffernan says:

    Goodbye to a Kerry great and a GAA legend..may he rest in peace

  268. Maria says:

    Laoch mor Ciarrai Thiar imithe uainn I bhfad ro thobann. Ta coinne laidir geal muchta I gChora Dhuibhne inniu agus ni dearuidfear thu go deo! Comhbron le Muintir Ua Se go leir. RIP Paidi.

  269. Aidan Foley says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. A true Kerry legend!

  270. Tommy O Doherty says:

    R.I.P P Paidi.

  271. Martin Greene says:

    Heartbroken. Devastating loss to Ireland. Caps a terrible year for the people of Ireland. My thoughts are with his family right now, I hope they get through this tough time and get through the Christmas period and over time get over this terrible loss. No comparison between footballers of this guys stature and today’s prima donnas. Paidi, R.I.P., Legend, Warrior, Gael.

  272. Orla Moriarty says:

    A true sporting legend. Rest in peace Paidi.

  273. Jamie Farrell says:

    Off to the land of Legend good nite Paudi. spent manys a good nite at the tournament RIP

  274. Siobhan O'Connor says:

    So so sad, a light has gone out in Kerry tonight. What a loss of a great friend through thick and thin. My thoughts and prayers are with you Maire, Neasa, Suin and Padraig. He has a great welcoming committee awaiting him Up there where the stories and craic will live on……RIP

  275. Mikey Moriarty says:

    Mikey and all in Churchill G.A.A. are shock and sadden to hear of the passing of a true great and friend.

  276. Muiris Quinn says:

    The first pint on Wrans Day wont be the same this year in PO’s, beidh deoch againn dhuit a Phaidí, beannacht Dé leat agus beir bua…..

  277. Laurence McGarry says:

    Deepest sympathy to the O’Se family.
    A true gentlemen and great ambassador for everything Irish.
    Rest in Peace Paidi.

  278. Eoin o Suilleabhain says:

    Mo chomhbhrón, árd fhearr amach is amach. Bhuaileas leis uair amháin, craic iontach leis. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  279. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the O’ Se family . We have lost a good friend. May he Rest in Peace.

  280. Fachtna and Imelda Carey says:

    God speed, a Phaid! Like another great man before you, Christy Ring, you were untimely taken, and we are all the poorer for it. As Cork followers you caused us much grief over the years, but this is the greatest grief of all.
    Ar dheis De go raibh d’anam dilis.

  281. kevib says:

    A legend,so glad I got to talk to u,1 of the greatest…

  282. sean o meachair says:

    a great kerry player and a great irish man. our best wishes and thoughts to the o se family. if ever it could be said of anyone, ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann. rest in peace paidi . coladh samh

  283. Ken O'Malley says:

    God Bless you Paidie, I enjoyed singing in your pub several times while spending time in Dingle years ago at Christmas time. We met through Fr. Jimmy Kavanaugh here in Los Angeles when you travelled here with the glorious victorious Kerry team.. RIP, a chara..

  284. IT was with great sadness that i herd of the passing of one of the people that i had the great pleasure of serving kerry football with my few years with paudie are a memory for me that i will always hold dear we remained good friends and often chatted when our paths crossed to his wife and children and extended famili my sincere condolances gone but neverto be forgotten rest in peace paudie o se one of the all time great kerrymen

  285. Caitriona Hanrahan says:

    Sincere symapathies on Paidi’s sudden passing. Remembering him from Krugers when we holidayed in the area in the ’80s and our Cork children’s sorrow when the 5 in a row didnt materialise! Such was his influence! Ar dheis De a anam

  286. Niall Lennon says:

    We have lost a genuine Gaa legend.
    RIP Paidi

  287. Cathal de Siun says:

    The term ‘legend’ is over used and too many undeserving people are called ‘legends’.

    This is not one of those occasions.

    He was complete legend, fearless warrior and a gentleman. It’s terribly sad that he was taken at such a young age.

  288. EIbhlin Ni Laoire says:

    Ta ana bhron orm tareis an nuacht faoi Paidi. Fear daithiuil, greannmhar, agus peileadoir dar scot a bhi se. Ba iontach beith ag eisteacht leis ar an teilifis, ni raibh eagla air faoi aon duine, what a loss, comhbhron le a chlann, ar dheis De go raibh a anam

  289. one of the best half backs in history,a legend rip
    christchurch nz

  290. i consider that i have lost a friend the time i spent with paudie in the kerry football set up will live long in my memory and we have lost a true great kerry man condolance to his wife marie and his children and extended family rest in peace p o se

  291. nicky o hara says:

    A true legend of the game may you rest in peace.

  292. Mike Courtney says:

    So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of a true Kerry Legend. Having grown up in the 70′s and 80′s watching Paidi and that great team of the Golden Years gave everyone in Kerry great pride. I think Paidi’s greatest achievement is ending the “Famine” in 97 when we beat Mayo in Croker, I was there with my Late father and it was one of the happiest days of my adult life. My deepest condolences to Paidi’s family and large circle of friends. His passing was at a young age but he achieved so much in that time and its those memories that his nearest and dearest will cherish.

  293. Lauri Murphy says:

    Very sad news about a great footballer (Dublin Supporter)

  294. Matt Treacy says:

    Although he helped to break our hearts many times, he will be remembered fondly by us Dubs. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  295. Cristina Ní Mhóráin says:

    Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.
    Comhbhrón le Máire, Neasa, Siún agus Pádraig,
    agus a chlann uilig.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

  296. Ken O'Malley says:

    I met Paudie through Fr. Jimmy Kavanaugh here in Los Angeles when the victorious Kerry team visited in the late 90′s. I had the pleasure of performing several times in the pub in Ard a’ Bhothair during visits to Dingle at Christmas…SLan a chara, go n’eiri an bothar leat..

  297. Gerry Power says:

    Very sad news, a great Kerryman, a footballer us Dubs loved to hate but would have loved to have on our team. A great host too, great memories of Ventry weekends.

  298. john clifton says:

    So sorry to hear of Paudis departure.. i have a couple of memories of Paudi…but one that always makes me laugh ….. i always had a room for Paudi in the Burlington and on many occasions when i would meet Paudi in the lobby the following morning Paudi would say to me.. . . ‘Both Thomas and Marc have asked me .. ‘who will get Paudis room in the Burlington when im gone !!! …and we would both laugh…
    He was a wonderful man and i will miss the glint in his eye and chats we had in the lobby … god bless you Paudi..rest well… Rgds Jhn C

  299. Kerry O'Shea says:

    Paudie was one of Kerry’s great players, ambassadors and raconteurs. May he rest in peace.

  300. Jason cotter says:

    Ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann

  301. PETER NEILL says:

    GENTLEMAN & LEGEND……RIP

  302. Sheila Reck says:

    RIP Paidi. You’ll be missed greatly by everyone.

  303. Fiona Farrell says:

    A great Irishman. Rest in Peace

  304. Lorraine Brosnan says:

    Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís….Rest in Peace

  305. Senan Raggett says:

    May you rest in Peace Paidi, truly one of the greatest ever!!

  306. Gerry Murphy says:

    Thanks for the memories Paidi. May your great soul rest easy.

  307. annette bailey says:

    Paidi rest in peace ,as a Kerry woman living in liverpool ,but never forgetting my home town Tralee ,a huge Kerry gaa fan ,you made me very proud many times of my roots xx

  308. Margaret Healion says:

    Like many people I have very fond memories of time spent at Irish College in Ventry staying at the O’Se family home above the shop. Paidi was a young man then and very interested in making sure the students in his mother’s house behaved themselves. He was larger than life even then and absolutely adored by his late mother. May he rest in peace and may his family feel comforted by the great memories so many people have of him. MH

  309. James o Sullivan Firies says:

    May d sod rest gentely on ur soul rip P O as a young bar man n pos many days ago a yank wanted a crem de monte with crushed ice id never heard of crushed ice so i called PO around d back and explained my problem 2 him no bodder he said he grabed a fist of ice a tea towel and wraped d towel around d ice put d towel on d floor and DANCED on it tis (f▪▪▪▪▪▪) CRUSHED now .A one off they dont make em like that any more great 2 hv know n such a legend .Rest in peace sympathy 2 all d O Se s

  310. Colm says:

    Condolences to his family and friends from HILL 16. A great rivalry turned into even greater friendship

  311. bryan Corry says:

    A true character of Life and the GAA. sadly missed.

    Dubs Fan

  312. Catherine graham says:

    A true representative legend for West Kerry. A major influence in the football world. My thought and prayers are with the family, Neasa, Siun, Padraig and Maire x
    May you rest in peace x

  313. Eoghan Ó Riada says:

    Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

  314. Michelle Ni Fhlannura says:

    Sorry to hear of Paudi’s sudden passing. He was an amazing man, a force of nature and thanks for all the amazing music, not least of all the Dolores Keane gig during the Summer! Only Paudi! Sincere condolences especially to Maire and their children x

  315. Francis Hoban / Proinséas ó hobáin says:

    Paídi was the greatest back and truest Kerry man that ever wore the green and gold.
    May he Rest In Peace amen.

  316. Liz Howard says:

    My sympathy to his wife Maire and children Siuin, Neasa and Padraig on the passing of a husband and father. Their’s is the saddest loss.Sympathy also to his extended family. Paidi was full of life and exuberance both on and off the field. My best memory of him is breaking out of the Kerry defence and dashing up the field turning defence into attack. How he loved the big occasion in Croke Park. He joins his brother Michael and other Kerry legends Tim Kennnelly and John Egan in the fields of Heaven. May the green sod of his beloved Kerry rest lightly on him with the sound of the Atlantic close by.

  317. Beirni Ni Chuinn says:

    Comhbhrón ó chroí libh a Mháire, a Neasa, a Shiúin & a Phádraig Óg & na gaolta & cairde eile atá fágtha go huaigneach aonarach in éagmais Pháidí.
    Fathach Fir agus Ard-Rí na Ríochta imithe uainn. Ní bheidh a leithéid aríst ann.
    Le meas agus le huaigneas mór
    Beirní Ní Chuinn
    Corraghráig & Nuacht RTÉ

  318. Tony McConnell says:

    A legend has left us. Thanks for the memories rest in peace.

  319. Cllr Gabrielle Egan says:

    RIP Paudie O Shea sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts are with you at this time

  320. Denis McCoy says:

    May I offer my genuine condolences to the family of Paidi at their enormous loss. I still see him as that young man tearing up the field from the coner back slot. He gave so much joy to so many. May he rest in paece

  321. Kieran O'Mahony says:

    Paidi may you rest in peace. Many memories of watching u on all Ireland Sunday on a little black and white portable in Ardfert. My condolences to the O Se family and friends

  322. Owen Lynch says:

    I am very sad at the news of Paidi passing may he rest in peace.

  323. daire scanlon says:

    So sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace

  324. Liam Kennelly says:

    R.I.P.

    A true great of Kerry!!!

  325. Aidan Moloney says:

    On the way back home to Limerick from Ventry 3 months ago, I noticed a fella with his hand out waving for a lift. As I drove closer, I could nt believe my eyes, it was Paidi himself, a hero of mine who I first met 15 years earlier almost to the day, also outside his pub as he was on his way to Tralee to train the Kerry team prior to the ’97 All Ireland. So I stopped the car and Paidi enquired was I heading towards Dingle to which I replied indeed I am Paidi. He got in and we chated about the upcoming All Ireland final, his thoughts on Kerry football. He also told me about the curse of the ’51 Mayo team. When we arrived in Dingle, we got out and I got the below picture taken with him. RIP.Legend.

  326. Flor says:

    The world shakes a little when a giant falls.
    Was so so sad to hear of your untimely passing Paidi, will be very hard to go into the pub now without you there. Great memories of this summers BBQ that you organised for us. You were something else. Thoughts and prayers with your family and friends. Slan P O

  327. Jena Cronin says:

    Imreoir agus bainisteoir den scoth a bhí ionat agus ní bheidh an CLG nó Chiarraí Thiar mar an cheana gan do pearsantacht mór. Laoch. Ar dheis Dé go raibh do anam dílis.

  328. James O' Connor says:

    I am in Beijing at present and it is with great sadness that I have heard about the untimely passing of Paidi O’ Se.

    I am from Dublin with both of my parents from Kerry. As a ‘Dub’ I admired his brilliance as a defender including his passion for everything good about Gaelic football.

    May he rest in eternal peace and sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  329. Pat Reatdon says:

    Great player

  330. Jacqui Hogan says:

    Paudi you were a legend..Go raibh tsuaimhneas sora Paidin agus Dia trocaire ar d`anam…Prayers to your family

  331. Declan says:

    I was so sad to hear of Paidi’s passing. I saw him only once when he was in Dubai with the All Stars. He had his top off and the sunburned shoulders to match! It will be my lasting regret that I didn’t go and say hello. Rest in Peace Paidi and God grant your family strength in the coming days and weeks.

  332. Seamus Mac Gearailt says:

    I will never forget the first time I met Paudi,Iintroduced myself as Mac Mickey Jim,Paudi was sitting down so he proceeded to stand up and look me up and down,from head to toe,and after a brief silent period,he looked at me and said”christ your mother must have been a big woman”.
    Sincere sympathies to your family and many many friends,imithe ach chun dearmad a dheanamh,
    RIP Paudi.

  333. Pat Ffrench says:

    Thanks for all the great memories Paidi, RIP.

  334. Siobhán & Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin says:

    Comhbhrón le Máire, Neasa, Siún & Páidí Óg.
    Tá loach ar lár. Tá Rí na Ríochta imithe ar shlí na fírinne ach beidh sé in ár gcuimhne i gcónaí. Suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam dílis.

  335. Mícheál Ó Ruairc, Clochán-Bréanainn says:

    Mo ghraidhin go deo thú, a Pháidí, a chroí. Fear caide go smior is go smúsach. Thar éinne dar mhair riamh is fíor do sheanráiteas Thomáis Dhónaill i do chás-sa: ‘Ní bheidh do leithéid arís ann.’ Agus ní bheidh. Suaimhneas síoraí ort.

  336. Paudie Coffey TD says:

    Sincere sympathies to the Family & Friends of this great footballing legend – Paidi RIP

    thanks for the great memories

    Coffey Family, Waterford

  337. Jarlath Hopkins says:

    Rest in peace Paidi – thank you for all the great memories – the GAA world will be a quieter less colorful one without you but your achievements leave a lasting legacy – your family will be in our thoughts and prayers

  338. Damien Rooney says:

    R.i.p paudi,I don’t believe we will ever see your like again.

  339. Anthony Liddane says:

    A true legend of the GAA.

  340. Tim Mahoney says:

    As a child growing up, you hope and dreamed to play alongside Paidi. You wanted to play the game like him as you watched his passion for the game come through everytime her took the pitch. My condolences to his family, friends and the the enite country for his loss.

  341. You embodied everything that one could wish for of a footballer. You set the benchmark in terms of what is required of a county player, i.e. courage and conviction encapsulated by a sense of pride and utter love for your county. We had the fortune of experiencing your wonderful wit and knowledge at Tinryland GFC. Your name will be eternal and its utterance will ignite the fire of passion and determination in future generations of Kerry players. The word ‘legend’ is used all too often these days, but you truly are a legend. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you rest in peace.

  342. Tomás O Griofa says:

    Beannacht Dé leat a paidí. Comhbhrón le a bhean Máire, Siún, Neasa, agus Pádraig Óg.

  343. Adrian Ó Curráin says:

    RIP. Paidi Ó Se was the GAA.

  344. I never saw you play myself but you were a legend and your loss is felt by everyone in Ireland.

  345. Tim Edey says:

    Paidi when I moved to Dingle you took me under your wing, you showed me so much wonderful generousity and friendship. I am so shocked by this tragic news, I loved your character your smile and everything you stood for. I am thinking in my heart of Siun, Neasa, Maire, Padraig and your family. Paidi sleep well in heaven you will never be forgotten xxxx

  346. Cormac Keeley says:

    I was Saddned to Hear Of the Passing yesterday 15.12.2012 of the Great Paidi O Se What a Legend My Condolences to all the O Shea Family

  347. ogi moriarty says:

    Legends Never Fall, Especially a Football Giant,
    Who Changed it All.
    (r.i.p – paidi o se )

  348. Tony Sheehan says:

    As a footballer/person/character Paudie o Shea gave so much enjoyment to people from whatever perch we looked at him. What memories we will always have. Our thoughts from one of “weaker counties ” Waterford lie with his family today.

  349. Risteárd Ó Fuaráin says:

    A Pháidí, go raibh míle maith agat as ucht do bhlianta ionadaíochta ar son na Ríochta agus Beannacht Dé ar d’anam dílis.

  350. Paddy White says:

    Another true Gael joining the many others above. His passion and commitment misunderstood, never afraid to speak his mind. God rest your soul Páidí. A true friend

  351. Aedraen Ó Dubhghaill says:

    RIP Paídí,Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a anam

  352. jean says:

    Rest in peace Paidi you gave us many great years

  353. Seamus Sheelan says:

    Sincerest and heartfelt sympathy from a Cooleyman across the sea
    Your pride and passion for all the things you believed in are an example to us all.
    No doubt you already have picked out your team up above and are toughening them up.
    Rest in Peace

  354. Susan Reilly says:

    Suaimhneas siorai da anam.

  355. Des Murphy says:

    Sincere sympathy to the O Sé family. Paidí is a great loss to the local community and the country. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Pháidí.

  356. John Louhreyg says:

    A legend in every sense, but always an everyday man of the people too, as his football festival showed. RIP Paudie

  357. Máire Ní Dhonabháin says:

    Such a major loss to his family, Ventry, Kerry and the country. Thanks Páidí for all the entertainment and laughs. You were one in a million and it must be true that the good go young. Grew up with the 1975 team being our idols………..You will be forever in my memories. May God grant you eternal rest and can just imagine the craic in Heaven welcoming you. Hope God helps you Máire, Neasa , Siún and Pádraig Óg to cope in this very difficult time and that the good memories will be a consalation in the future. Also that you were the lucky people who can say he was your family.

  358. SAIDBH brennan says:

    Rip

  359. Andy says:

    Thoughts and prayers, Godspeed Paidi…

  360. Pauric says:

    We will sadly miss this great football legend and proud proud Kerryman!!!

  361. john daly says:

    it is with deep sadness that i heard of Paidis passing, my condolences to family and friends

  362. john daly says:

    it is with deep sadness that i heard of Paidis passing, my condolences to family and friends

  363. CROMANE G.A.A says:

    A true legend in every sense of the word gone but will never be forgotten, sincere sympathy to his Family extended family and friends.RIP

  364. Catherine Dolan -Leitrim says:

    Paidi, had the pleasure off meeting and chatting to you about the ole football 2 weeks ago!! Rest in peace paidi

  365. Ceapaim nach bhfuair Páidí an méid omóis is measa a bhí tuilte go maith aige ó dhaoine áirithe i gCiarraí. Is trua liom sin, mar bhí meas oll-mhór air mar dhuine, mar Ghaelgóir agus mar laoch i gcúrsaí agus i gcluichí an GAA ar fud na hÉireann.

    Bhí Páidí ina fhatach fir agus is mór a bhraithfimíd uainn é.
    Solas síorraí na bhFlaitheas do Pháidí, agus go dtuga Dia suaimhneas dá chlann.

  366. Pat Armstrong says:

    Paidi, you gave us great enjoyment both on & off the field. Your courage & wit knew no bounds. We’ll miss you dearly. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
    Pat

  367. sean houlihan cork says:

    ah the memories of paidi,dont even know where to start,coming up with the rhyme for the banner ‘no sam for the dubs its going to paidis pub’.the pub was just opened and paidi wanted it mentioned for the 85 all ireland.got it made by the national learning people in clash tralee.to be fair john m o shea minded it for the weekend as the rest of us were enjoying ourselves to the hilt.later in the year paidi gave us 4 free tickets to the kerry victory banquet in the glen eagle.didnt forget us.myself,danny,p.j. and john m.manys the subsequent all ireland ticket i got off paidi,many hurling finals in fact and always enquired as to how the ticket was and what the craic was like in dublin.sure i could go on all day,hundreds of memories.my trips to ventry will never be the same again as no trip was ever complete without a visit to the pub and listening to his views on the goings on,local and national.no one could tell a story like paidi,others could try but it just meant more coming from him.i suppose it just showed deep down how we all idolised him..To maire,neasa,siun and padraig og and all the lads heartfelt sympathy,he will be greatly missed.

  368. Aileen Kearney says:

    rest in peace po ….gne but defo not 4gotton prayers 2 his heartbroken family

  369. The club and its members send their deepest condolance to Paidi family and friends. A great charactor and Gaa man. Ar deis De go raibh a anim.

  370. The Shadow says:

    Rest in Peace..Po…Thanks for all the FANTASTIC memories….

  371. John McEvoy says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi.

  372. Jim & JoAnn Lenehan, Dún Chaoin says:

    To Maire, Neasa, Suin , Paudraig Og and extended family our sincere sympathy. Please be assured of our continued prayers at this time.

  373. Michael Kinane says:

    I remember being in the pub with my pal and our girlfriends at the time.it was about 1984 l was eighteen and working in a bar in tipperary.Maire was working alone in the pub,when a bus load arrived.They wanted food.So l offered to do the bar when Maire set about feeding the hungry.We got by fine and when Paidi arrived back ,Maire told him of our eventful couple of hours.The great man thanked me stood us a few pints,and chatted for ages with us.Talking to Paidi that time has always been a special memory for me.He was a true gent..I cant begin to tell Maire and the kids how sorry l am.my prayers are with you all at this so so sad time.May god keep you all strong.and may the great man rest in peace

  374. Kieran Ring says:

    Thank You for your life Paidi…my condolences to all the family.

  375. We are very sad to hear of Paídi’s passing. Our hearts go out to Paídi’s family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  376. Jim & JoAnn Lenehan, Dún Chaoin says:

    To Máire, Neasa, Siún, Pádraig Óg and extended family. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Please be assured of our continued prayers at this time.

  377. micheal greaney says:

    sorry for your loss, i always admired him as a football player and having a great personality off the field..R.I.P

  378. eamon keane says:

    Thanks for all the memories Paudi.Here is Galway you will be remembered as a fantastic person,footballer and a roll model for the generations of young footballers growing up.We will all miss you but your legacy will be never-ending.

  379. marie christian and family says:

    We are truly sorry for your sad loss , we will miss looking out for him every time we go down to Ventry , in the last few years when we come for our week in Febuary he was always a gracious host to us , and we will miss him …. God Bless … May he rest in peace ….”the Dublin crowd”

  380. Anne Parks says:

    Paidi brought so much joy to the world. Every trip to Ireland brought a visit to the pub to sit in front of the fire and have a pint and a chat. God rest your soul Paidi and may He comfort the family in their loss.

  381. Michael Arthur says:

    Paidi was one of the greats. As a player he was magnificent and although i am a Dub supporter, who would have been at the wrong end of some of his best games, i could still admire him. RIP

  382. Ger Collins (CORK) says:

    A sad loss to his family , friends and to the GAA circles. A legend who will be missed.

  383. Gerard Meagher says:

    I met you once – never fogotten – a true legend and a great Irish man. Rest in peace.

  384. Jimmy Murray says:

    My deepest sympathy to Paidi’s wife and family.

  385. Ian Dawson says:

    So very sad to hear of the passing of in my opinion the greatest right sided defender in the history of the g.a.a .may you rest in peace

  386. Pat O' Connor says:

    Deepest sympathy to the O’Shea family on the sudden passing of a legend.
    May you Rest In Peace Páidie and thank you for the wonderful memories.

  387. Brian O' Sullivan Cork says:

    Truly one of the best ever to grace the football pitch. A hero, a trojan, a man!
    Rest in piece Paudi

  388. martin conlan says:

    my sincere condolences and sympathy to all the o se family on the untimely death of a man who is a legend.im a tyrone gael in london and the gaa has lost one of the finest men ever to put a jersey on .may he rest in peace

  389. Mary Matthews says:

    Inspirational, iconic; legend. Thanks for the memories, Paidi – you were one in a million.

  390. Mike Grimes says:

    RIP Paídi, and thanks for giving us all fantastic memories to cherish. Ar Dheis Dé Go Raibh A h-Anam.

  391. I just learned that Páidí was also a story teller and it reminds of a tale I penned myself entitled “Two Beautiful Kerrymen”, one being the king himself. It can be found easily in Google and while it tells its own story of our subsequent encounters, there is an irony here of a good looking seanchaí, although the elephant in the room is more iron, I hasten to add.

    Along with his late brother Micheál, Páidí was also part of “Efficiency, on and off the pitch”, well he would be wouldn’t he? And we could well dedicate “Different Kings of Kingdom” to him. These are all poems at “Ballythefireside” and I hope I am not overdoing it here but he’d hardly want us to suppress the inspiration?

    What I would certainly like to dedicate to him, and because I have only just today penned it, is “Ventry Sunset.” The cúpla focail therein reminds of the ‘novices’ of ’75, one of Páidí’s own abiding memories, and in that vein hopefully his kin might pardon my own novice Gaeilge.

    Sincere condolences to the family. RIP Páidí.

    “Ventry Sunset”
    The king isn’t dead, long live the king
    never far away, he remains nigh
    He feared nothing or nobody
    always looking danger in the eye

    He just moved his seat from The Kingdom of Kerry
    to another Kingdom Heavenly high
    As there be no frontier beyond fear
    he didn’t have to say good bye

    Fear go an-sásta ar fad
    ag ardú An Chorn Somhairle Mag Uidhir
    Anois ó Árd a Bhóthair suas an staighre
    codladh samh a Páidí I Árd Neamh

    Just as he defended the throne
    all his would wish for is for his subjects to carry on
    At the setting of the sun
    the days work is done

    P.S. The last two lines, and therefore the title, are inspired of the famous black and white photo of Páidí delivering his acceptance speech in ‘85, hands on hips. Fear go an-sásta ar fad, agus daoine go an-sásta ar fad.

  392. sean houlihan cork says:

    ah the memories of paidi,dont even know where to start,coming up with the rhyme for the banner ‘no sam for the dubs its going to paidis pub’.the pub was just opened and paidi wanted it mentioned for the 85 all ireland.got it made by the national learning people in clash tralee.to be fair john m o shea minded it for the weekend as the rest of us were enjoying ourselves to the hilt.later in the year paidi gave us 4 free tickets to the kerry victory banquet in the glen eagle.didnt forget us.myself,danny,p.j. and john m.manys the subsequent all ireland ticket i got off paidi,many hurling finals in fact and always enquired as to how the ticket was and what the craic was like in dublin.sure i could go on all day,hundreds of memories.my trips to ventry will never be the same again as no trip was ever complete without a visit to the pub and listening to his views on the goings on,local and national.no one could tell a story like paidi,others could try but it just meant more coming from him.i suppose it just showed deep down how we all idolised him..To maire,neasa,siun and padraig og and all the lads heartfelt sympathy,he will be greatly missed.

  393. Brendan O Leary & Family says:

    Rest in Peace Páidí, the champion among champions, the heart and soul of football and of Kerry, most of all Corca Dhuibhne.

    P O Sé: never beaten!

    Is lá brónach é do muinter na hÉirinn ar fad. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm.

    Brendan, Linda, Seán, Dónal, Sadhbh, Síofra and Cárthach O Leary

  394. Maura Shine says:

    We would like to convey our deepest sympathies to all of Páidi O’Sé’s family and friends. He was a true gentleman when we met him in his bar in Ventry and was kind to allow a photo to be taken with ou young son Jacob Hudson and chatted with us about our photography in which he showed a real interest. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

  395. Pat says:

    Fondly remembered for all your great deeds for St Michaels and later the Kingdom- you were our true King- a lover of all Kerry had to offer and no prouder man ever to wear the green and gold- RIP, legend.

  396. Moydow Harper says:

    A true GAA legend. Condolences to all his family and friends.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  397. Katie says:

    Its was only in July when i sat and listened to your life story for more than 3hours in a town in Sligo. A county that u had a great connections with. I remember visitin your pub every summer for 5 years where u would often be outside eatin apples or plums. many a story was told. This isnt the end of Paidi, his legacy wil continue on across the emerald isle. His passion for GAA has made Kerry GAA so successful. Rest in Peace Paidi, you wont need to pay admission into St. Peters Gate, they’l have the Kings Chair waitin for u. rip to kerrys beloved son

  398. david punch says:

    RIP

  399. Sean Collins says:

    Last may Paudi and Neasa called in to the pub before she got the bus to the plane , on leaving he said I might stop in for a coffee on the way home to Ventry . At half one he pulled in and the few people left in the pub couldn’t contain their excitement at this Irish super star, he spoke to them all in time and after they all left we talked for nearly two hours. We spoke about pub life and football but mostly family. Paudi was so proud of Maire Neasa Siun and Padraig Og. He said he would miss Neasa that summer but a summer in the states would great for Neasa, as he said travel is great for all of us. May you all find strength in God during these hard days and may Paudi Rest In Peace. Sean and Bridie Collins

  400. Cóbhron ó chroí leat Máire agus an chlann.Beannacht Dé leat a Pháidí.Is mó lá iontach a thugais dúinn.

  401. Mark McGrath says:

    I never met you but you always struck me as a person that drew people to them. A warm engaging man. Your record as a footballer speaks for itself and we might not see your like again. RIP Paidi – taken too soon. Condolences to family and friends.

  402. Marie Murphy says:

    You are all in my thoughts and prayer-RIP

  403. ursula bergon says:

    paudie the greatest compliment i could give to this grrat gael is i wished u had been a dub thanks for the memories the heart ache and the joy may u rest in peace

  404. hughie says:

    what an unique man without a shadow of a doubt the greatest football genius ever to grace croke park . i used always look forward to see him on late late or up for the match he was such crack and a great guy for banter sadly missed

  405. Tommy Egan says:

    Gentleman, legand and a great man to give advise and i mean that from the heart. I was on holiday in ventry in 2011 with my family and had the pleasure of meeting him. I had been in his company previously and knew his form but this day he gave me the best advise on life and I followed it through. I truely thank him for that. This is a utter shock and he will be missed by me and all the Egan family. My sincerest sympathies are with his wife Maire and the three children and the extended O Se family. RIP and God bless on your journey Paidi.

    Tommy Egan, Caran, Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon.

  406. Sitting in the pub in Ventry Paidi told me a story about overhearing a few young kerry lads that had just came on the team , they were planning how to get in and givr Paddy Cullen goalkeeper from Dublin , A SLAP, one lad turned to Paidi and said what do think Paidi. Well Lads says Paidi No Problem Yiz Might get in but did you think about getting out . I loved the guy and I was so Proud what he did for Westmeath god bless you Buddy never will I forget your great Friendship

  407. Seamus O'Bheolain says:

    Ta bron orm faoi bas Paidi

    Seamus O,Bheolain, Baile an Liaigh agus Gaillaimh.

  408. Karen Boland and Alan Maxwell says:

    So terribly sorry to hear of the sudden death of Paudi. He will be missed

  409. Dan O'Sullivan says:

    What a legend of a man both on and off the field. Even after winning eight All-Ireland medals and played in 10 finals, as well as winning 11 Munster football championships, four National League titles, four Railway Cups, five All Stars and two County Senior Championships there was never a hint of arrogance about him or “I’m better than you” attitude about the man. He has always been a true hero of mine as a boy watching all those golden years of Kerry football and later as a manager when had to endure his share of criticisms. But he always seemed to weather any kind of draw backs or challenges with a charismatic devilish winning smile leaving you in no doubt that he had a plan and determination to overcome the obstacle and prove his detractors wrong. R.I.P Paidi, our lives have been left so much richer because of your presence among us.

  410. Noreen O'Neill says:

    ‘A True Legend’ on and off the field !!! Our thoughts and prays go out to all his family.

  411. bob rowat says:

    sincere condolances to the O Se family, thanks for some
    fantastic memories Paidi you were a one off

  412. Mairead Ni hAodha says:

    One of the best. RIP

  413. Darren McDaid says:

    Very saddened to here of Paidi’s death. I always enjoyed reading his column in the Irish Independent. RIP

  414. muirish o'concubhoir (kilquane, Manchester) says:

    Thank you for the memories, rest in peace.

  415. Margaret mc cullagh says:

    So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of paudie thoughts are with Marie and children paddies and I use to have a good old yarn in the shop I will miss that

  416. Jim Breen says:

    Heartfelt sympathy to all. One of the best days of my life was the day I met Paidi, will treasure it for the rest of my life.

  417. Chris Coffey says:

    Oh my , I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news , He was a great man , may he rest in Peace

  418. edel burns says:

    R.I.P. a huge loss to his family , friends and the gaa community .

  419. Pat ryan says:

    Thanks for the memories paidi you were an inspiration and an icon to so many, may your family take solace in the fact you touched so many lives and achieved feats only the rest of us can dream of. RIP.

  420. Lynch Family Navan says:

    Tragic loss of a legend. A gentleman on and off the field. A great ambassador for the GAA and for Kerry as a whole. Gone, but never will be forgotten. Rest in peace Paidi.

  421. Ivor o Brien says:

    Very sorry for your loss rest in peace paidi

  422. TADGH & MARY O'CONNOR says:

    Deepest Sympathy
    From: Teddy O’ Connors Family in Killarney.
    Great memories of Bawn,Teddy, Paudie

  423. andrew says:

    RIP paidi you were simply the best our prayers are with your wife and family

  424. Robert Kellaghan says:

    Heart felt condolences to family and friends. It has hit the GAA community around the country Paidi a larger than life character will be truly missed

  425. Joe Crinnion says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. A true legend, you will be missed.

  426. Tony Bartlett says:

    Thanks for the memories Paidi. A great Kerryman. A true legend of the game.

  427. Ber Flynn says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time…RIP

  428. Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin says:

    “Come Fates ; I fear you not ! All whom I owe
    Are paid”

    Páidí, you were a man among men. Cuileachta shíoraí chugat i measc do charad ins na Flaithis chugat, agus suaimhneas agus neart chun do theaghlaigh a bhí i gceartlár do chroí.

  429. Ivor Buckley says:

    It was with great shock and sadness I heard of PO’s death yesterday. Can’t believe it. As David Hickey said – “He was the epitome of indestructibility. You couldn’t see him ever dying.” He was just one of these larger than life characters you thought would be around forever.
    As a Kerry supporter he has given us some of our greatest ever days. A playing career that delivered 10 All-Ireland finals, 8 victories, in 12 years including captaining the ’85 winning team and delivering his speech as Gaeilge. And conceding only one point from play in those ten finals. As a manager then, the U21 final victory after a replay over Mayo in ’95. Then with the senior team our first All-Ireland in 11 years in ’97. The titanic struggle with Armagh in the 2000 semi-final (draw, replay and extra-time in the replay) was probably the stand-out match of that ’96-’03 period along with the marvellous football that was played through the back door on route to the final in ’02 subsequent to the defeat to Cork and the untimely death of his brother Michael earlier that Summer. His passion and love for the green and gold and Kerry football was arguably unmatched by anyone else who wore the great jersey.
    The roguish devilment was infamous. Stories such as going to the cinema with Paudie Lynch the day before the ’78 All-Ireland semi-final against Roscommon to pass the time and instead of the cinema they went to the pub!
    My wife and I got married the August Bank Holiday weekend in Dingle this year and we had a BBQ the next day back in Ard an Bhothair. More marvellous life long memories delivered by this iconic Kerry man.
    Colm O’Rourke said “Another great oak tumbles in the Kerry forest.” How true. Say hello to Horse Kennelly and John Egan for us.
    Ní bheidh a leithead arís ann. Codladh sámh PO.

  430. Aisling says:

    Paídi. thanks for turing an ordinary trip to the Gaeltacht (from Mary I) into an extraordinary and fun trip. You were one in a million. May you now rest in peace. Sincere sympathy to your family and friends, Ciarraí won’t be the same without you x

  431. liam willie o neill says:

    Beannacht de leat Paidi.Thanks for the memories on and of the field my thoughts are with Maire,neasa,siun and padraig og.R.I.P P O’

  432. S.D says:

    Rest in peace Paidi . Was a pleasure to have met you on a couple of occasions . Thoughts and prayers are with your family and countless friends at this time .

  433. Sean Parsons says:

    My deepest sympathys go to paidis family.
    I lost my young brother last month only 43 yrs so I can empathise with your loss.
    His spirit will live forever

  434. danny mc auliffe says:

    rest in peace paidi, sleep lightly,you will never be forgotten by the people of kerry for what you did for us on and off the field of play.All our thoughts and prayers are with you and youre family now. Ar dheis De go raibh anam.

  435. PJ Griffin says:

    RIP PO. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Ni bheidh a leitheid ann aris.

  436. liam willie o neill says:

    Ar dheis de go raibh a anam.Thanks for the memories on and of the field my thoughts are with Maire,Neasa Siun ,Padraig og R.I.P P O’

  437. Conchúr Ó'Broin says:

    Banaisteor den scoth, peilidoir den scoth agus fear den scoth! Ar dheis de go raibh a hanam

  438. Maurice O'Shea says:

    What a legend. May the sod rest lightly on your soul. R.I.P Paudi

  439. Mari McCarthy says:

    Paidi may you rest in peace, sincere sympathy all who loved you. Thank you for all you did for Kerry football! As a little girl watched the you play with passion and grit . As a manager attended most of the games of that period and enjoyed the success within many great nights out….. RIP , legends are never forgotten

  440. Maura Hughes Cathaoirleach Kerry Assoc Dublin says:

    On behalf of all our members, our deepest sympathy to Maire, Neasa, Siun and Padraig Og. We were so proud that you were chosen as our Kerry Person of the Year 2001. What a great night it was. Ni bheidh do leithead an aris.

  441. Alan James says:

    A great loss to his family, the game, his county and sport the world over. Very few are born with the determination to achieve what this great sporting hero did for his county.

    RIP

  442. Trish Griffin says:

    So saddened to hear the news of Paidi. As a child, I spent many Summers in Dingle and heading to Ventry for the day was always a feature. He always stopped to chat as he and my father discussed the championship. A great character!
    My thoughts and prayers are with the O’Se family at this difficult time
    Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis

  443. Proinsias Ó Tuama says:

    ‘Sé mo laoch… Páidí Ó Sé, Fear mór caide, fear lách. Is deacair é chreidiúint. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  444. Conchuir mac Bahrain says:

    On the numerous times I met paidiose it was a great privilege only last year I went down to ventry and he thrilled my nieces by having his photo taken with him
    May he rest in peace
    Slain go foill

  445. Mary Carolan says:

    Thanks for the memories, Paidi. Rest In Peace.

  446. On behalf of Currow GAA club I would like to extend its sympathies to the Ó’Sé family. May Páidí rest in peace.

  447. Caitríona Uí Churráin says:

    I
    A Mhuintir Uí Shé,
    I measc na Peileadóirí eile ar neamh go raibh Páidí anois… m’athar ina measc a d’imigh roimhe cúpla mí ó shoin. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu go léir.

  448. Caitríona Uí Churráin says:

    I measc na peileadóirí eile ar neamh go raibh Páidí anois. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu go léir. Comhbhrón le Muintir Uí Shé ar fad

  449. Liam Lee says:

    Condolences to the family of a true legend,on and off the pitch. Not alone has the GAA lost one of its most illustrious characters, but the island of Ireland has too. Sincere condolences to your wife, daughters and son. Another great has been lost..

  450. Sinead Fox says:

    A true legend. R. I. P

  451. Eileen Murphy says:

    Rest in Peace, Páidí. Very sad to have heard the news – from a Kerry native in Westmeath.

  452. Maeve O Connell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this difficult time. May you Rest in Peace.

  453. Denis Gallagher says:

    A sad farewell to one of the May Class of 1975,
    thanks for the memories.
    Go dtugai Dia solas siorrai na bhflaithis do

  454. Martin and Aoife foley says:

    Paidi, the king of our kingdom, you are Kerry and Kerry is you. Rest in peace.

  455. Pat Lynagh Secretary Westmeath GAA says:

    Sincere Sympathy to Maura and Paidi’s Children on this terrible loss. We in Westmeath will always be grateful for what Paidi did for us in 2004. Ar Dheis De Go Raibh A Anam.

  456. Sean Breathnach says:

    I didn’t know you Paídi but I wished I had.
    Rest In Peace.

  457. John Keane says:

    Deepest sympathies to the O Shea family May he rest in peace.

  458. johnny kelly says:

    He will always be the braveheart of kerry football, his blood was green and gold! He made me so proud to be a kerryman, tough as teak, face adversity head on and yet a humble rogue. The kingdom has lost its greatest ever king! Rest in peace P.O. you will never be forgotten!

  459. Carl Dineen says:

    RIP Paídi, you were indeed a legend!
    Took some army buddies home some years ago and we went for pints in Paídi’s. They still talk of the craic they had with him playing pool. My condolences to the Ó Sé Family.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam!

  460. mandy kennedy dublin gang mid term feb says:

    SORRY
    WE LOVED OUR SAMBOS THANKS FOR GREAT TIMES X

  461. Liam Curtin says:

    Thank you for the memories

  462. Foley family says:

    Rest in peace Paidi deepest sympathies yo all his family thank for memory of all the great days

  463. Seamus McLoughlin says:

    I’m very saddened to hear of the loss of paidi. I met him in April. I’d popped over from the uk to play a gig in dingle. we went for a drive and stopped in ventry where we pulled up to the pub for a couple pints and paidi came and sat with me and my 3 friends for the whole afternoon. We chatted about music, sport, and generally putting the world to rights. A lovely man with great stories. My thoughts really are with his family and his extended sporting family.

  464. Jordan Benson says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi, although I am too young to remember you personally you are still a massive inspiration. My thoughts and condolences go out to friends and family at this time.

  465. Neil O'Dwyer says:

    Sincere sympathy to Máire, family and friends on your great loss at this time. I had the great privilege to be invited with my brother Alan to Ventry by Paudí, to plan a mural for the outside of his pub last year. A night in the company of one of natures gentlemen, never to be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

  466. Dan Horgan says:

    We wish to send our Condolences to Paidi O Se’s Family. May he Rest In Peace.

  467. Brian says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi – take it easy on Jim Stynes up there!

  468. Noel Roscommon says:

    May you rest in Peace Paidi.I will never forget the night you got up and gave my wife your chair in the aftermath of the All Ireland Football Final in the Burlington Hotel.A proper Gentleman.My deepest sympathy to your wife Maura and the children.

  469. Ned, from mullingar co westmeath says:

    R.I.P. Paidi you wer a true ledgend i have supported kerry since 1975 thanks for the brilliant memories you wil be greatly missed.

  470. Noel Broderick says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi. My favourite memory is 1985 when you put manners on Joe Mc Nally.Condolences to your family on their great loss.

  471. Gerry Hopkins says:

    One of the greats of gaeiic football in fact in the top 3 that ever played the game i always admired class and skill and he showed it on the field. Gerry from Virginia.

  472. St Anthony's GAA, Reading says:

    Sincere condolences from St Anthony’s GAA Club in Reading – Our thoughts are with Paidi’s family and friends.

  473. Mary O'Rourke says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Paidi, You will be missed by many. Sincere sympathies to his wife and children.

  474. Dermot Lyons says:

    My deepest sympathy to you all on your sad loss.paidi was one of the best I’ve seen,a true footballing legend,and character!!R.I.P.

  475. Damian Brett says:

    Many years ago, possibly twenty five, I brought my lads Finian and Tomas who were around 10 or 12 years old (and my daughter Aisling) to Paidi’s pub hoping to see him as they were big into football. There he was, holding court at the bar and I asked him if he would say hello to them. Without hesitation, over he came, told them never be afraid to approach him, talked Laoise/Carlow football and posed for a photograph with them. I still have it. An out and out gentleman. Thanks Paidi.

  476. paidi
    i had the great honor of celebrating my birthday last june with my friends kevin and dave when our tour of 4 great kerry pubs john b’s,the south pole inn,dick macs concluded in vestry and you stood us a pint regaled us with stories and i invited us back the next day for ” bit of fish” next day we sat down and watched galway v sligo together you were a true gentleman and a legend and i feel privileged to have met you my sincerest sympathies to your family i met the lovely neasa that night and i hope your prediction that mayo aren’t far off comes to pass soon . ar dheis go raibh a n’aman

  477. Clann Ui Chruadhlaoich, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh says:

    Gabhaimíd buíochas le Dia as ucht na dtabhartaisí a bhronn
    Sé go fial ar Pháidí – bua na scéalaíochta, bua an ghrinn, bua ne féile, bua na dílseachta, grá dá chlann, ach, go h-áirithe, an cumas léamh ar chúrsaí caide, bua na h-aclaíochta—a lán dhúthracht chun traenála agus chun feabhais, an cíocras a bhí ann chun an Sprioc a bhaint amach i Mí Meán Fomhair i bPáirc a’ Chrócaigh mar imreoir agus mar Bhainisteoir – níor fhág sé aon rud ina dhiaidh ar pháirc na h-imeartha.
    Go réiteoidh clann Chumann Lúth Cleas Gael an cosán dó agus go gcuirfidh siad fáilte roimis go Páirc Imeartha na bhFlaitheas mar a mbeidh sé ina chosantóir lúthmhar óg, aclaí arís. Slán, a Pháidí. Codail go sámh.

  478. Patrick Burke says:

    r.i.p paidi, you were a great character.

  479. Andrew O'Donnell says:

    sorry for your loss. paídi ó sé will live in the hearts and minds of those forunate to see him in play and talk to him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam PÓS

  480. John Buckley says:

    He was a great Kerry footballer and a top class Irishman. A real thorn in the side of the Dubs, but we loved him anyway. May he rest in peace – Dublin fan.

  481. Seamus Mac Gearailt says:

    Laoch mor ar linne imithe ar shli na firinne.B’iontach eisteacht leis ag spreagadh na foirne roimh chluichi chomh maith le bheith ina chomhluadar agus e ag insint sceal eile seoigh.Thug se ard aire da chuid foirne, an t-aire ceanna a thug Mick O do fhein agus na laochra a d’imir ina theannta.Ag cuimhneamh ar a chlann agus a ghaolta.AR DHEIS DE GO RAIBH A ANAM

  482. Luke O'Brien says:

    You made me proud to be a kerryman and as a lifelong supporter I’ll never forget the thrill of 97 and how you led that team to Glory. I loved hearing you speak and you’re loss to Kerry, your family and Ireland is immense. May you sit in repose with John B as one of the truly iconic kerrymen

  483. Kevin Doyle says:

    Paidi you were one of the all time greats, you were a great footballer and a great character the GAA need more legends like yourself. Rest in peace

  484. Mark O'Sullivan says:

    RIP Paidi. One of Kerry’s greatest ever! Slan.

  485. Sean Lyons says:

    Rest In Peace Paidi,a man of the people,you had a word for everybody.thoughts an prayers with Maire and the lads

  486. Monica Gray says:

    Sorry to hear of the death of Paidi

  487. Michelle McNamara says:

    RIP Paidi. I read the book on you years ago and was taken with your passion for Kerry football. Condolences to all your family at the very sad time x

  488. kelly Wilder says:

    a great loss for Ireland. I had the fortune to have met you and shared a pint and a chat, may you rest in peace

  489. Gearoid Murphy says:

    All the best to a great man! My sympathies to his wife and kids

  490. Mary Regan says:

    RIP Paudi, a legend, condolences to all your family and friends.

  491. Nora o Leary says:

    So sorry to Marie and family on your sad loss as a cork woman had many a great craic over the years watching matches in paidis pub rest in peace paidi a proud Kerry man but more so a proud ceann. Tra man

  492. go nairi an bothar laith ,
    ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis ,
    as baile atha claith , slan ,

  493. Barth Hickey (Carry Out Castleisland) says:

    Condolences to all the O’Sé family. Have some fond memories from Marbella. Rest in peace Paídi.

  494. Ger Fitzgerald,Inane Rovers Roscrea says:

    God rest you Paidi and sympathy to your family . I remember fondly your visit to Roscrea in 1996 to present medals – there was mix up with the date,but you came the 2nd time from Ventry to Roscrea. You refused to take any expenses for your trips. You showed your true love of the game and your willingness to help promote football in the weaker counties . Ar dheis Dé go raibh d’anam uasal.

  495. Ger Fitzgerald,Inane Rovers Roscrea says:

    God rest you Paidi and sympathy to your family . I remember fondly your visit to Roscrea in 1996 to present medals – there was mix up with the date,but you came the 2nd time from Ventry to Roscrea. You refused to take any expenses for your trips. You showed your true love of the game and your willingness to help promote football in the weaker counties . Ar dheis Dé go raibh d’anam uasal.

  496. Marita & Brian Shanny says:

    Thanks for the memories. Will be sadly missed. RIP

  497. Chris McNabb says:

    Very saddened to hear that Paídi has passed away. I remember meeting him years ago on a family holiday in Kerry. I asked for his autograph and he was only too happy to provide one!! A true gentleman and GAA Legend! RIP

  498. Michael Corkish says:

    I’m sure I speak for all Gaels in County Louth in sending Condolences to the late,great Paidi O Se…Kerry and the Rest of Ireland is a lesser place without him.RIP.

  499. Tony Quaid says:

    In your playing career you were an inspiration to everyone who watched kerry play through your dedication and the way you played the game in such a sporting way. You achieved so much as a manager/coach and an excellent media contributor. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

  500. Fiona Collier says:

    I wish to send my Condolences to the many friends and family of the late,great Paidi O Se….The True King of Kerry left us far too soon.RIP.

  501. Patrick lynch says:

    RIP Paidi …you’ll be sadly missed

  502. brendan duggan limerick says:

    sad to hear death of paidi. gave us many happy memories and fond memory of his appearance on the late late show and his story about the sargeant sending hm down to a oub to listen to noise. rip

  503. Martin Locke says:

    Deepest sympathies to all the o se family on your great loss

  504. Michael Monaghan says:

    A true legend. A light that burnt so brightly couldn’t burn forever. Deeply missed by all GAA fans in Mayo. May He rest in peace.

  505. A Exile in Cork says:

    RIP Paidi may the sod rest lightly on you . Condolences to the O Se clan..

  506. A Exile in Cork says:

    RIP Paidi may the sod rest lightly on you . Condolences to the O Se clan..

  507. A Exile in Cork says:

    RIP Paidi may the sod rest lightly on you . Condolences to the O Se clan..

  508. John Hanifin says:

    I met Paidi the evening of 11 Oct 2012. I had arrived from Boston early that morning and made my way down to Ventry. I was on an adventure to explore Ventry and Cathair an Treantaigh, the last known address of my ancestor that left in the spring of 1834 bound for America. There were four regulars and this yank (me) in the Pub that evening, Siun keeping an eye on the lot of us. I’m sure Paidi was wondering what I might be up to, alone in this place, well after the tourists had gone for the season. I got a skeptical greeting from Paidi, but an acknowledgment none the less. The next morning is was in the family store buying for few things for the day. From off in the back, out of sight, I hear “morning John”. I remember thinking ‘wow he must have been more curious than he let on the night before’, it made me smile. During my three days there, I saw Paidi every day. He was excited to be planning his next big event. By the time Saturday came, Paidi was advising me of the Music schedule and telling me I should be stopping by. At the time, I was a bit ignorant to the special place Paidi holds in hearts and minds of the Irish people. The openness and hospitality of Paidi and his family helped make my short stay in Ventry wonderful. To me that says a lot about the man. I wish to send my heartfelt condolences to Maire and the children. God Bless Paidi.

    John Hanifin
    Boston, MA

  509. michael cadden says:

    Sincere Sympathy to Family and Friends on the passing of Paidi thanks for the time and the memories ,Rest in Peace.

  510. Donal Horgan says:

    RIP Paidi – you were a true Kerry great.

  511. John Gilleece Ballyconnell says:

    R.I.P Ireland has lost a legend that cant ever be replaced.

  512. Keith Mongan says:

    The nation has lost a true Irishman and the people of Kerry have lost a son and neighbour. RIP Paidi.

  513. Seamus Hourigan says:

    A great kerryman…true legend of the game.Sincere sympathy to his wife and children.Rest in Peace

  514. Susan Galvin says:

    Pure legend. pure gent and great craic in his pub, sure to have the bant with paidi back there. He’ll be missed x

  515. Tom Kavanagh says:

    R.I.P Paidi. A great ambassador for Kerry & Gaelic Football

  516. Donie-Jack Griffin says:

    A giant of a man both on and off the playing field…R.I.P.

  517. Tom Rafferty says:

    Páidí Uí Shé. Sólás síoraí dá anam. Laoch ar lár. RIP

  518. Mary Gargan says:

    RIP Paidi, a true legend

  519. James Fox says:

    RIP Paidi. A unique character and legend of the GAA.

  520. michael brennan says:

    To the O’Shea family i want to offer my deepest sympathy to you on your sad loss,i grew up watching gaa games in eighties and i was lucky to have watched the great Kerry teams then. It was a great pleasure to watch them play but i always was a great fan of paidi.He had such great power and strenght mixed with great skill,he played the game with great determination and passion.Paidi was one of the greats and i have many great memories of watching him play as i grew up .Thanks paidi for all the sporting football memories you will never be forgotten.Another great irish icon whom will be sadly missed.May he rest in peace. mick from wexford

  521. Marie O Leary says:

    My thoughts are prayers are with Paidi s family… A great player and will be sorely missed by all us Kerry fans

  522. Sunnyside ny says:

    Rest in peace paidi , i idolized you as a young fella,enjoyed any articles or interviews you were involved in,your humor and character the likes won’t be seen again.im sure you are hopping ball with a few of your own idols .

  523. Orla Ní Shúilleabháin Dusoswa says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis… Codladh sámh a sheanlaoich.
    Déanaim comhbhrón lena bean chéile Máire agus lena chlann uilig. Suaimhneas síoraí ar a anam dílis.

  524. Frank O'Hanlon says:

    R.I.P. Paidi . Your achievements say it all. 1 point scored off you in 10 finals ! A huge loss to your family, Kerry, and the G.A.A. . A true sporting legend

  525. paddy o sullivan says:

    an cuimhne is fearr liom na paide ag canadh “an Poc ar buile” an oiche abhuaidh siad cluiche ceannais na heireann (n’fheadar an raibh se 1975 no 1978)..chuir se an ait tre thine le paisean
    Cholail go samh a Phaidi
    paddy o sullivan
    anabla school

  526. Mike T says:

    Gone from the Kingdom of Kerry to the Kingdom of God and what an addition Paidi will be to to the team up above. Tim Kennelly & John Egan will welcome him with open arms, as will all the greats from the GAA family. Our loss is their gain, but his deeds will live long in our memory. Paidi epitomised all that is great in the green & gold. Go raibh maith agat.

  527. Denis McCrohan says:

    Fantastic man. What a leader. RIP.

  528. Tomás O Dowd says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Pháidí. LEGEND…

  529. Paul comerford says:

    So sad to hear of the passing of such an icon , a hero to many, a household name a much loved and respected man . RIP Paidi

  530. Bernard Collins says:

    A true irish legend. May he rest in peace.

  531. wayne allen says:

    Paidí growing up I idolised you. Codhladh go sámh.

  532. Tom Foley says:

    Gone but never forgotten. A proud Kerry man who contributed so much to our great national game.

  533. Jackie O'Sullivan says:

    Rest in peace Paidi, I grew up in croke park watching the mighty kingdom and always loved to hear my dad describe games and go on about you.rip

  534. Michael Lenehan says:

    Sincere condolences to Paidi’s wife and family at this sad time. A true sportsman.

  535. Adrian Sheehan says:

    You will be missed , you were a giant among men. Your life on earth may be done but your light will go on for a long time to come.

  536. Donal O'Sullivan says:

    To Maire and family. My sincerest of sympathies on the passing of Paidi. Being a native of Kenmare but living in Skerries in north Co’ Dublin I saw Paidi in Croke Park on numerous occasions and as all people will say he gave his all at all times for the Kingdom. Air dheis De go raibh a n’anam dilis.

  537. John hickey says:

    I’m shocked at your sudden passing paidi , you were my hero when I was a young lad growing up in knocknagoshel , have met you many times since , the last only a few weeks ago in the rochestown inn , cork , and you were always a gent ! rest in peace paidi .

  538. i met Paidi at the ballyseedey garden center fri afternood,even though we had,nt seen each other for ten years as im in boston it was like time had stood still ,Paidi was in great form drinking a bowl of soup followed by a good meal with his daughter,we talked about the upcoming football festival, football in general the more we talked the more i realized that i was sitting in the company of a very special man,his passion and down to earth honesty was an inspiration.we walked to the car and on the way he turned to me and asked,who do you think was the best kerry forward of all time i told him the player he laughed we had picked the same player,when we reached the car we shook hands and said our goodbyes as i walked away he called me back reached out his arms and we hugged,see you in feb johnjoe we,ll have great craic,Paidi rest in peace my friend you are a legend and will be talked about for generations to come you have left your legacy not only in kerry but all over ireland and the world,you have touched and inspired many.Ireland morns for the loss of the great Paidi O SE,YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED,my prayers and condolences go out to Maura and your children and extended family,GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  539. Mary Davitt says:

    our deepest sympathy to the O’Se family and to the GAA on the loss of a legend.
    Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

  540. Jimmy says:

    RIP Paudi a legend and a gentleman you’ll be sorely missed

  541. Michael J O'Ryan says:

    Rest in peace Paidi from all in Knockalisheen, Ballymacarbry
    Co. Waterford

  542. Jack Griffin says:

    Beannacht De ar a anam uasal
    Buiochas mor do as uacht an ceoil agus an scleip sa phub i gconai
    Deanaimed comhbhron le Maire agus a clann og

  543. Neil Cummins says:

    My condolences to his family, he was a true gent and ambassador for the GAA.

  544. Fiona Schots says:

    Rest in peace to a mighty kerryman. Enjoy the great game above.

  545. Des Greene says:

    Condolences to the family and friends of the late Paidi.

  546. regina houlihan says:

    sincere symphaty to marie and family you made us laugh you made us cry will never forget your appearance on the late late when you told it exactly as it was
    gone before your time

  547. Michael, Karin & Cian O'Sullivan says:

    RIP Paidi. Lots of lovely memories throughout the years going on holidays every year, Ventry will not be the same. Our thoughts are with your family at this sad time x

  548. Dan Neligan says:

    I suppose Paudie was the Rock for all of us who loved Kerry Football. When our back was to wall in the heat of battle he was always the man to come out with the Ball. We never worried about the man he was marking not even great footballers like Dinny Allan and David Hickey. When men had to stand strong Paudie was always at the front. At Club level in my time Knocknagoshel had many great battles with An Ghaeltach but Paudie inspired the Club on to higher levels. To all his family, His Club, His greater West Kerry Family, may I extend my deepest sympathy. Ar dheis lamh De go raibh a anam dilis.

  549. Pat Hunt says:

    Paidi you areThe greatest ambassador to Irish Sport that ever graced our soil and you will be sadly missed . Im sure yourself and Charlie Haughey are having some chat tonight and drinking fine wine from his cellar.
    Rest in Peace

  550. Sympathy to Paidi’s family and friends
    Delighted to say I met him a few times

  551. Donncha, Lís, Róisín & Dónal O Céileachair says:

    Comhbhrón ó chroí le Máire, Neasa, Siún, Pádraig agus le muintir Pháidí go léir.

    Is méala mór do bhás, a Pháidí.

  552. Joan Sharkey says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Rest in peace Kerryman, you were one of a kind.

  553. tim dineen says:

    Paidi you were one of the All Time Greats. You will be sadly missed by all the GAA family. Our sincere sympathy to Maire and all the family. Tim Dineen and everybody in Scartaglin GAA Club. RIP.

  554. Cathriona Hannafin says:

    A very sad day. We have lost a true legend. You will be sadly missed. Rest in peace

  555. Sheila O' Neill says:

    So Sad to hear the passing of Paidi O Se and his sudden death. R.I.P Paidii. You were a great sports man. R.IP

  556. James Brennan says:

    Fucked over the line like a loaf of bread. Or you have to be like a good detective ur never of duty. Sorry for your loss great man true legend.

  557. Mike Whelan says:

    Deepest sympathy to The O Se family & all in West Kerry. Thank you Paidi for all the great memories. You were a true hero. Paidi made us all proud to be Kerry men. RIP

  558. Sean Hughes says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi! you were a terrific role model for the for every member of the GAA and an undeniable legend. Condolences to you’re family at this tough time.
    xx

  559. Gearoid Smyth says:

    A proud son of Kerry and Eire. May you rest in peace…..

  560. Jarlath Canney says:

    The King has certainly passed away. As a Galway supporter I had great admiration for Paidi. He was proud to be a Gaeltacht man, a Kerry man and a GAA man. May he rest in peace.

  561. Barry John Collins says:

    Legend – Player and Manager

  562. Elaine McGrath says:

    What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. A true Irish icon! Rest in peace and thank you for the wonderful sporting memories!

  563. Amelda Middleton says:

    Legend of a man, made dreams come true in westmeath in 2004. RIP Paidi

  564. Kaye says:

    Sincere sympathy to Mrs.O’Shea,her children and all of the O’Shea family on this very sad occasion. We are so proud that Paidi was from Kerry. May he Rest in Eternal Peace though
    it was too soon to go just yet!

  565. Ger says:

    My deepest sympathies to his family.

  566. Tom Nugent says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi – a tank of a man. Appreciation at this time to the BBC who remembered him during their coverage of the Sports personality of the year – much appreciated.

  567. Kevin Bright says:

    shocking news. Rest in peace Paidi, from the Englishman who drifted by your bar one afternoon and had a chance to share the love of all sport, and the craic

  568. Gerry O'Neill says:

    Paidi, you were the heart and soul of Corca Dhuibhne. I feel privileged to be part of your community a couple weeks every year. May you rest in peace.

  569. Derek Malone says:

    RIP Paide,Many a time I met you in the Coachmans at Dublin Airport.

  570. Sheila Callanan says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi, I met you once in the Brandon Hotel in Tralee and even though it was our 1st and last meeeting, you were a true gent, my sympathies to your family at this very sad time.

  571. shane cremin says:

    rip paidi.one of the greatest ever to wear the green and gold.will be sadly missed.

  572. Dave O'Keeffe says:

    Deepest sympathys to the Family. Paidi was a hero to all of us that watched him grace the field wearing the green and gold. A true Lengend of Gaelic Football, a true Kerryman. Rest in Peace.

  573. Maurice O'Driscoll says:

    Kerry,Ireland and the world has lost a sporting legend. You were respected far from your beloved Ventry. The BBC mentioned you, remembering those sports personalities that have left us this year. without a doubt the greatest defender to grace Croke Park. May you rest in peace Padi.
    Maurice O’Driscoll
    Essex, England.

  574. Sean says:

    We have lost so much of our culture in recent years and the likes of Paidi was one of those few who you still hung on to for hope for future generations to cling on to and having nearly lost Finbar Furey a few weeks ago to a heart attack also, the cultural pillars of old Ireland are definitely crumbling down. He has been taken far too young but look what he has achieved. Will they ever make them like him again? Deepest sympathies to this family and this very sad time. RIP and we can be very thankful for all you have done.

  575. Pat O Mahony says:

    RIP Paidi, a true character

  576. fionnán says:

    we come down to dunquinn every sumer the first thing we do is go to paidis and have the craic with paidi unfortunatley paidi has since passed away and our journeys to dunquinn wont be half as worth wile paidi was a gas man and i will never forget him fionnan

  577. Stephen Bailie says:

    I was never a big GAA fan but the one thing I can always remember is 100% Paidi always gave on the pitchfrom Stephen (Shramrock Rovers Soccer fan)
    We needed more players in soccer like Paidi.

  578. Páidí Ó Dubháin says:

    I was born in June 1985, the year Páidí captained Kerry to All-Ireland success. My father is Tomás who went to school with Páidí. I’m very proud to say that I am named after the great man and I know the commentary of Kerry’s Golden Years off by heart. ‘And Jack Ó Sé to Páidí Ó Sé and Páidí back to Jack…they’re not brothers and they’re not related’!
    ‘And Páidí Ó Sé tigerishly taking the ball out to John Egan’.
    Gifted, tenacious and a great philosopher on the great game.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
    You gave us some show Páidí!

  579. Paidi a chroi slan leat fear alainn sportuil dathuil, braithimid uainn tu go mor le gra mor Aine Phapa – from TPs Baile na nGall x

  580. Maurice O'Driscoll says:

    Kerry,Ireland and the world has lost a sporting legend. You were respected far from your beloved Ventry. The BBC mentioned you, remembered those sports personalities that have left us this year. without a doubt the greatest defender to grace Croke Park. May you rest in peace Padi.
    Maurice O’Driscoll
    Essex, England.

  581. Conchubhar Ó Luasa says:

    Mo chomhbhrón leis an chlann go léír

  582. Eleanor O' Riordan says:

    He was a great sportsman and a great Kerryman.
    Very sad to hear this news.

  583. Michael O'Connor says:

    Just heard the news on BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Deeply shocked and upset. Rest in Peace Paidi.

  584. Donal O'Connell says:

    I am a 33 year old Dublin-born man but always a Kerry supporter. An abiding memory of mine is being at a training session with my father back in Killarney in the the 80′s. I was standing behind the goalpost when a ball came at me at 100 mph and nearly took my head off. My father Nelius O’Connell brought me into the dressing room after the training session, when I was introduced by Jack O’Shea to Paidi, the man who nearly took my head off!! My sincere condolences to the family of Paidi, he will most definitely go down as one of the greats in the history of the GAA. Having the BBC pay tribute to Paidi tonight on SPOTY shows how not just the people of Ireland held him in such high regard but the international audience. May he rest in peace. Donal O’Connell. Dublin

  585. Stephen Hahessy says:

    Shocked with the news of paidi’s death… A true legend on and off the pitch.. His death has reached the four corners of this globe…. A true giant of a man…. All our love from south Florida Irish…

  586. Mimi & John Cain says:

    We were schocked and deeply saddened by the news of our dear friend to leave this wonderful earth so early. It was our honor & priveledge to have known Paidi and to have enjoyed meeting all his family and Dingle Friends. Dingle/the pub/Ventry won’t be the same. With much love and prayers, God Bless. RIP

  587. Aogán O Fearghail says:

    Comhbhrón do Mháire is clann Pháidí ó na Gaeil i gCúige Uladh. Fíor laochra Gael a bhí i bPáidí. Caractair den scoth a rinne a lán maitheas don teanga is don chultúr. Tá muid uilig níos fearr da bharr pearsantacht is beatha Paidí O Sé. An smaoineamh buan a bhéas agam ná; aon uair a chas mé ar Phaidí,dhág sé gach duine ag gáire is chuir sé gliondar croí orainne. Suaimhneas síoraí dó.

  588. Enda Walshe says:

    a proud kerryman who gave inspiration to everyone,ball tucked under his arm,or hands behind his back prowling the sideline..iconic images…will be sorely missed…

  589. Eileen Breen says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi.The GAA world a far duller place without you.

  590. Tom Doyle says:

    I held the door open for you on your way to the men’s bathroom at this year’s All Stars.
    I’m sure Peter is holding the gates open for you…
    RIP Páidi.

  591. kathleen obrien says:

    I saw Paudie in Galway last thursday, and he was looking well, my only regret was i didn’t have the courage to shake his hand and thank him for all the great memories,,,,I will never get the chance now. rip Paudie.

  592. Maurice Murphy says:

    Still in shock at paidis death! What you have done for kerry football will never be forgotten, your one of the all time greats and will be sadly missed by everyone condolences to the family at this sad time

  593. David field says:

    Alot of good memories of Paudi in his pub a true legend you wen too soon you will beissed RIP

  594. Carmel says:

    RIP Paidi – thanks for everything you did for Westmeath, I still talk about it!

  595. Darragh McConville says:

    Greats come and greats go, but legends live forever. Rest in peace, Paídi.

  596. Brendan Hoare says:

    NÍ bheidh a leithead ann arÍs! Suaimhneas síoraí dó.

  597. So sad for Paudie.
    From a proud Westmearh fan,, remembering 2004.
    Leinster champions for first time ever.
    Your a hero in my heart,,,Thanks

  598. Nuala Cleary says:

    Very sorry to hear about the loss of a legend. Sincere condolences to all his family and friends.
    Nuala, Tipperary

  599. Dáithí Mac Thaidhg( An Bhoth) says:

    Muintir Chiarraí, lucht na Gaeltachta agus muintir Uí Shé ach go háirithe, ní raibh sár aithne agam ar Pháidí ach chaith mé seal ina chuideachta anuraidh agus ba í ceann de na buaicpointí de mo shaol go dtí seo, laoch agus íól, go dtuga dia suaimhneas síoraí do Pháidí.

  600. liam knocker says:

    goodbye to a great of gaelic sport and life, what a gael what a sports man, heaven prepare for the throw in..

  601. lorraine lynch says:

    the country is deeply saddened by the loss of a legend…you have left a long stream of memories and tales which others wil talk about for years.sympathies to all your family..rip paidi…

  602. Tony Morrissey says:

    Deepest sympathies to The O’Se Family, The People of Ventry and The GAA Family. A Great man and a huge loss.

  603. On behalf of all at St Annes GAA club Bohernabreena Dublin, wish to express our deep sympathy to the Ó’Sé family on this sad occasion. May he Rest In Peace..Linda Harbron St Annes PRO

  604. Barry, Lancashire, England says:

    So shocked to hear of the the sad news. We are four guys from England who visit the Dingle Peninsula every September for the fishing. We have spent many a night in Paidi’s pub. Whilst we were not fans of the Gaelic game, it was obvious from the photographs that adorn the walls that Paidi was a legend in Kerry. We will miss your hospitality Paidi. Our condolences to the family. RIP Paidi.

  605. John Paul O'Connell says:

    I’m so sorry to have heard the sadness of Paudie’s passing. May God give you grace and peace at this time. He was the wall in the full back line. I am John from Dungegan, Ballinskellings. My prayers are for all the family at this time, in Jesus name.

  606. Sean O'Hare says:

    A true legend of the game. A warrior on the field of play and epitomised everything good about gaelic games. An inspiration and hero to all who watched him play. Hard as nails and played the game in the right spirit. This is a sad day for kerry and the GAA family as a whole. I am gutted that I never got to meet the great man in the flesh before his untimely death.
    I extend my deepest sympathy to his wife and children and the extended O Se family. RIP

  607. Rest in Peace Paudi. Only for you the County Westmeath team would not have won the Leinster GAA Championship in 2004. We had a great nights craic with you in your pub in Ventry the week after the Leinster final before the repeat.

    You will be sadly missed.

  608. With sincare sympathy to his wife and family REST IN PEACE

  609. J&J TUOHY says:

    Condolences to Paudies family.Best ever defender.

  610. J&J TUOHY says:

    Condolences to Paudies family.Best defender ever.

  611. Currow Ladies GAA says:

    RIP Paidi, a true Kerry sporting legend. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

  612. Garry O' Callaghan says:

    As a proud Corkman of 42years of age,now living in Manchester,all I can say is you broke my hearth year after year growing up.Eyery year I thought Dinny Allen or someone else for the rebels would get the better of you but it never happened.you were a true sportsman.R.I.P

  613. Catherine says:

    So sorry to hear of the sudden untimely death of Paídi Ó Sé, met him briefly once or twice but knew from his persona on TV that he was a larger than life personality and will be sorely missed and irreplaceable.

    My thoughts are with his family, friends and people of Kerry, I wish there were more people like him.

  614. joe fallon says:

    ‘ag bulaildh dair le dornamh’ – the motto paidi brought to westmeath in 2004-fitting that colm o rourke likened his passing to another great oak falling in the kerry forest. Never easy to figure out but we in the lake county owe him alot. sympathies to his famil and friends. rip.

  615. Richard O Connor says:

    Condolences to his family .Met Paidi on several occasions.Real Gent.He really took pride in wearing the kerry jersey.A true LEGEND. R I P Paidi.

  616. Des Hughes says:

    Hard to believe such a dynamic/iconic figure as Paudi is no longer with us.I have fond memories of meeting and chatting with him at his Bar in Ventry. Sadly we will never his likes again.
    My sympathy to the family and the people of Kerry. RIP.

  617. Pat & Helen Brosnan & family says:

    We’re all very sorry in Tuosist to hear of Páidi’s sudden death, and send our condolences to his family.

  618. ann neville says:

    God bless you and keep u safe and may you and all the angels in heaven still cheer on Kerry from above ands sprinkle some magic powder rest in peace to you are an amazing man xxxxxx

  619. marc lynch says:

    growing up on the streets of dublin in the 70s
    with great passion in our hearts…we wanted you to lose !…KERRY ….and you did…
    But then you won won won….and who was instrumental in your victory ?
    Paidi
    And what was his number ,,,,,5

    yes he played mid field at times
    but i learned so much from him

    i was a skinny number 6… center half back
    for kilmacud crokes from the age of 4 till 19
    then harps and shamrocks LA. 1986…
    Bahrain Irish 2002…Arabian Cellts 2010

    For us half backs,,,i think he perfected the attacking half backs ,,,, defence becoming attack….
    i saw him in a yellow shirt and tie on a street in Dingle years ago…and i couldnt resist shouting a very nice remark at him!…..and he responded with a very nice remark back to me…..as only he could !
    massallama abu padraig

  620. Tony Kelly says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi,
    The GAA will be a sad place without you, you were a wonderful footballer and manager.

  621. Tyrone Smyth says:

    pure genius, pleasure to watch RIP Paídi

  622. Liam and Noel Brosnan, San Antonio TX says:

    It is with great shock that we heard of the sudden death of Paidi. We have many happy memories of Paidi and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. He gave us many happy years as a player and as a manager. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. The Brosnan brothers San Antonio Texas.

  623. Eamonn butterly says:

    Thanks for all the. Memories Sympathy to family.

  624. Eoin Byrne says:

    Paidi, sadly missed, but never forgotten. Great coach,player,journalist & most of all great man. R.I.P

  625. Karl Guiney and Family says:

    PO, you were a massive inspiration in my childhood from summers spent back in Fahan. Sincerest sympathies to all your family.

  626. Padraig O'Shea says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi.

    You were a true inspiration to a generation….

    My sincere condolences to your wife and children.

  627. Jason Ferriter says:

    Thanks for the memories you were a true Kerry legend. Condolences to the family. RIP Paidi.

  628. The first man I know to come from the Gaeltacht but posess the confidence paralell to the priveliged elite of Dublin 4. You stood shoulder to shoulder with the finest, both on and off the field; equal to many and better than most! Thank you for showing how good it is to be a footballer, Kerryman and Irishman. You’re legacy will be enjoyed by so many. R.I.P.

  629. hugh duggan says:

    my sincere condolences to all the family. We have all lost a good friend.I know he was mad at me for sending him off in the all ireland, but when my wife Cindy and I went to his bar, the first thing he asked was, have you a place to stay? Real class.

  630. Sinead Gorman says:

    RIP May you rest in peace

  631. Sean McKevitt says:

    A true GAA great.

    R.I.P Paidi.

  632. shane giblin says:

    R.I.P. Paidi and God Bless… you were a great charachter, sportsman and citizen.. Condolences to your family.. my favourite memory of Paidi is seeing him in an after Westmeath training session on t.v. giving the Westmeath lads a team talk, well one of the lads didnt seem to tough to Paidi in training and must have taken a fair shoulder without much resistance and Paidi likened his demeanour to ”being fucked out over the line like a loaf of bread” I thought that was so funny and so Paidi.. God Bless from a Galway xpat in Australia.. Ciarrai abu..

  633. Paidi was a man. He gave us several years of great enjoyment through his football. On a personal level, I found Paidi to be a genuine & helpful person, full of enthuaism, spirit & inspiration. It was an honour knowing such a man. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis , duine de’n chead Scoth a bhi ann. Ni bheidh a leithead ann aris, ni doigh liom. D.S.O’Siodhachain

  634. Jenny kirby says:

    R.I.P Paidi, a GAA legend who will never be forgotten in Westmeath

  635. Paul Doran says:

    A true legend. Huge loss to the GAA fraternity but more so his family. May he rest in peace.

  636. Kerry McGivern says:

    So shocked to hear the sad news about the death of a true GAA legend. Heartfelt sympathies to Paudies family and friends.

  637. Mark o brien says:

    Paudi an inspiration to all irishmen.thanks for the memories.rip

  638. Pat Kirby says:

    Paidi May you rest in peace, You were a true legend of Ireland God bless you and thank you for all the great memories, you will be greatly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam

  639. Helen O Leary says:

    There was and always will be only one Paídi Ó Sé may he Rest in Peace

  640. Pat Linehan says:

    So sorry for your loss. Having spent my childhood holidays in Ventry, I was always in awe, everytime I saw him. A giant of a man through a child’s eyes and a hero to many throughout the land. Even as an adult, you knew you were in the presence of a legend. Being from Cork, as a child I had two heros, one being Jimmy Barry Murphy and the other Paídi. West Kerry has lost one of its greatest. May he rest in peace and my thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

  641. Dan & Ann Mc Crossan.Dregish Co Tyrone. says:

    Last time we spoke to Paidi was 12thJuly this year,when we called out to see him.in the pub.He enjoyed the banter about tyrone football etc..Our sincere sympathy to his wife and family at this very sad time.May his soul rest in peace.RIP.

  642. Jacinta Fallon says:

    Deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Paidi on his sudden passing. very saddened to hear the news.May he rest in peace

  643. shane mc geeney says:

    A true legend Paidi may you rest in peace
    Condolences to your wife Maire family and friends
    from all in Roscommon

  644. Helen O Sullivan says:

    Rest in prace Paudi

  645. Rest in peace a true gentleman gone but not forgotton Paidi a great story teller and one of the best footballers i got to no

  646. Rest in peace a true gentleman gone but not forgotton

  647. Declan Steele says:

    I would like to extend my condolences to the O’ Se clan. I think everyone in the GAA family feels like they have lost a legend and a real personality of the game. No matter what Paidi said or did we always felt at ease with him and up in the North here we all admired him as a true Gael and patriot. Go ndeana dia trocaire trociare ar a anam. Declan, Belfast

  648. JAMES MCGRATH says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi – you’re up there with Poggy RIP- many thanks for helping an Iarmhi to win the Leinster title.

  649. Judith Coe says:

    Rest in peace, Páidí, and peace to your family. You were always kind to me during my many visits, and I’ll greatly miss seeing you in Ventry.

  650. John Raftery says:

    Paidi, one of my all time football heros – say hello to all the champs up there, safe journey.

  651. MK says:

    I was always an admirer of yours Paidi. Not just for your football and your passion for it but for your language and your turn of phrase and your “Kerryness”. I never knew you but I’d loved to have had a jar with you. Rest in peace…

  652. Very sad to hear about Paidi’s passing. He was in with us only last week. Wanted to pass on our condolences to his family from All in The Mangan Group, Paul & Tom Mangan Doheny & Nesbitt’s Pub.

  653. Paul Nolan says:

    God Bless you Paídi, may you rest in peace.

  654. John Raftery says:

    Sincere sympathy to you all. One of my all time heros, say hello to them all up there Paidi, safe home.

  655. Sean MacGeidigh says:

    I never met Paidi but I felt as if I knew him all my life , I was sent to Mallow from Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal to train as a Post OFFICE Clerk in 1975 and that great Kerry team was only just beginning and I had the pleasure of being at that Munster Final in 1975 and being taken to Fitzgerald Stadium by a Corkman to see them train – and that Kerry team were what I would call the Barcelona of gaelic football – pure poetry in motion.
    Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dhilis

    Sean Mac Geidigh

  656. Sean Dempsey says:

    I was lucky enough to meet Páidi several times many of which was in the bar in ventry,he was always welcoming to us dubs an we had great Craic always.A fantastic footballer and watching all the great Dublin v Kerry matches were electric growing up.A great man taken so soon,all our thoughts and prayers are with yee at this sad time.Slán go fól mo chára . Sean

  657. billy fleming says:

    Many memories of Paudi, particurly playing against him in Killarney in 1977 in Munster Championship when I scored 2 goals and of being part of Munsters panel with Paudi and staying in the same room as Paudi and Johnie Hennessy of Ardmore.in the Skylon.
    A true great, playing for and against . A real hero.
    M
    ay he be playing in heaven today.
    Billy Fleming from Tramore.

    Maire, Neasa, Siun and Padraig Og may the Lord bless ye all.

  658. Bill O'Reilly says:

    A genuine legend. With GAA people his memory will live forever. Sadly missed by all at Castlegar. Condolences to his wife, family and friends.
    Cumann Lúthchleas Gael An Chaisleáin Ghearr Gaillimh.

  659. Pat O'Toole says:

    Sincere sympathy to Paidi’s wife and family, a true legend of the the GAA his loss will be sorely felt. Rest in Peace Paidi.

  660. Donal Kilcommons says:

    The heartbeat of my childhood and an awesome character that remained normal while becoming a legend.Rest in peace

  661. Martin Broderick says:

    Sympathy to his wife and family. Met him twice in his pub in Kerry and had our picture taken. May you rest in peace. M & A Broderick, Mountbellew. Galway.

  662. Sandra Canning says:

    We had the great pleasure of meeting Paidi in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon 2 weeks ago. He came to meet us to invite us to Kerry to take part in the Paidi O Se International Tournament in February 2013. A true legend and gentleman, RIP from all at St Josphes Ladies, Co. Leitrim

  663. Roger Harty says:

    God bless you Paudi. Thank you for the inspiration and the memories. Truly a great Kerryman with a massive heart filled with love and passion for his native county.

  664. Campbell Family, Cookstown, Co Tyrone says:

    Paidi, a legend and an inspiration. May he rest in peace. Sincere synpathy to Paidi’s wife, family and friends.

  665. tracy kavanagh says:

    Rest in peace padi a true gentleman. It was great to have known you and ventry wont be the same without the king to say welcome travel safe my friend

  666. Tom Lonergan (Tralee Parnell's) says:

    thank you Paidi for so many years of incredible service to kerry football, on and off the pitch. to concede one point from play in ten all-ireland finals shows how superb you were as a footballer. it would have been nice to have known you personally but i suppose that can’t be everyones privilage. slan leat. a great light has gone out!

  667. Nora Phat Willie says:

    Comhbhrón óchroí le Muintir Uí Shé uilig. Fear spraoiúil, ildána, mórtasach agus ard fhear Gaeltachta. Chaith mo athair seal ina chuideachta sna 80 aidí in Ard A’ Bhóthair. Ceol agus craic agus neart cainte.
    Beannacht Dé leat. Aireoidh muid uainn go mór tú. Thanks for the outstanding memories. What a legend.

  668. Terry O Connell says:

    The DNA of W Kerry lost a vital link on saturday and will not be right again. Thanks for everything Paidi

  669. Caroline Gilligan says:

    RIP Paidi … My deepest sympathy to your family & friends and thank you for all the great memories … you were taken way too young.

  670. Paul Kennedy says:

    Rest in peace Paidi, thanks for the memories, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam!!

    Wrap the green flag round me boys,
    To die were far more sweet,
    With Erin’s noble emblem boys,
    To be my winding sheet,
    In life I loved to see it wave
    And follow where it led,
    But now my eyes grow dim-my hand
    Would grasp its last bright shred.

    Then wrap the green flag round me boys,
    To die were far more sweet,
    With Erin’s noble emblem boys,
    To be my winding sheet.

    And I had hopes to meet you boys,
    On many a well fought field,
    When to our sacred banner boys,
    The traitorous foe would yield,
    But now at last I am denied,
    My dearest prayer,
    You’ll follow and you’ll meet the foe,
    But I shall not be there.

    But though my body moulders boys
    My spirit will be free,
    And every comrade’s honour boys
    Will yet be dear to me,
    And in the thick of bloody fight,
    Let not your courage lag
    For I’ll be there and hovering near,
    Around the dear old flag.

  671. carmel breen says:

    Kerrys loss is heavens gain, rest in peace Paidi, you were a pleasure to see on and off the football field, May you rest in peace.

  672. carmel breen says:

    Kerrys loss is heavens gain, rest in peace Paidi, you were a pleasure to see on and off the football field, May you rest in peace.

  673. carmel breen says:

    Kerrys loss is heavens gain, rest in peace Paidi, you were a pleasure to see on and off the football field, May you rest in peace.

  674. Gretta Ryan says:

    RIP

  675. carmel breen says:

    Paidi you will be missed, you were a pleasure to watch on and off the field, may you rest in peace.

  676. Irene & Dylan Foy says:

    Gone from this work far too soon, a complete legend, Rest in Peace Paidi

    • Irene & Dylan Foy says:

      Gone from this world far too soon, A complete Legend, Rest in Peace Paidi, Condolances to his Wife & Family

  677. Declan Meehan says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  678. mick says:

    You will be missed Páidí …. nothing surer boy.
    Thoughts are with your family.
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

  679. Seán Ó Coistealbha says:

    “Bhí trí chroí a’d
    A Phaidí
    Do chroí mór féin
    Croí lán groí
    na gcarad
    ‘s síor-chroí
    cúraim do chlainne
    b’shin í
    An ceann ba bhinne”.

    Comhbhrón ó chroí le Máire, Siún, Neasa, agus Pádraig Óg.
    Le mór mheas
    Seán Ó Coistealbha (Muintearas)

  680. Colm, Regina & Donna Hayden says:

    It was an absolute priviledge to have known you and shared your company on many an occassion. Your hospitality and generosity knew no bounds. Your wit and story telling was unequalled.

    I can only picture you arriving at the pearly gates full throttle with an O’Neills in hand. There would be no denying your entrance. To borrow your phrase, you’d leave them shell shocked…. up there.

    Rest in peace, friend, gentleman and legend.

    Our thoughts and condolences are with Máire, Siún, Neasa, agus Pádraig Óg

  681. fulton brady says:

    may you rest in peace paidi

  682. Pat Kissane says:

    So sad to hear the news of the death of a Kerry legend, Paidi will be missed by all. Many a great night had in Tigh Paidi o Se down through the years, wont be the same place without you. Slea Head is a sadder place today, R.I.P. Paidi.

  683. philip says:

    We loved him playing for Kerry but the wonderful Westmeath leinster final TV documentary is where we listened to him and saw the emotion and his unique communication style first hand. I loved when he spoke to players after winning Leinster he reminded them that they had been good losers for decades ……now it was time to be good winners …. a lesson in football and in life.

    It gave us the essence of the man.

    Rest in peace and sympathy to all his family & friends

  684. Suzanne Ni Laoighre & Michael, Saoirse & Siún Curran says:

    A true Gael, Thanks for the wonderful memories, Sincere sympathies to Maire, Neasa, Siún & Padraig & all the family. Rest in Peace

  685. Sarah McEllistrim says:

    You left too soon Paidi.
    You were of Kerry and you danced in Kerry.
    You were a character and full of passion, colour and carisma.
    May you dance in heaven ,safe in the knowledge that you left an indelible mark on your beloved beautiful Ciarrai and on those who recognise greatness and uniqueness.

  686. Bord Peile Chiarrai Theas - South Kerry Football Board says:

    Sincere Smpathies to your wife & family. Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam

  687. Shane Galvin says:

    As a Corkman, he aggravated us, hammered us and often humiliated us. Above all that there was a mutual respect for a man whose unrivaled passion and commitment was infectious. Ar dheis go raibh a anam usual! RIP

  688. Mary Mc Quinn says:

    Sincere sympathy to your wife and family. May you rest in peace Paídí.

  689. Hartmut says:

    The German community in Ventry always had a center meeting point in Paudies Pub .We were always most welcome and felt invited . Paudies great personality , his wit and patience , his obligingness and courtessy will not be forgotten.

  690. From Mountmellick, Laois says:

    From Sarsfields Ladies GFC Mountmellick. Great memories of Paidi and Dingle from our involvement in Comortas P. O Se over last few years. Incredibly unique, complex, irreplaceable personality. ‘ ‘Rogue’ & ‘ Legend’ were oft heard summations locally. Absolutely privileged to have known Paidi and shared his company a few times. RIP.
    Ml. O’Loughlin

  691. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis

  692. Eoghan Tangney says:

    One of greatest….

    Rest in Peace Páidi

  693. Eddie Fox says:

    Deepest Sympathy to all the O’Se family. We are the same age, Paidi was a benchmark as a footballer for me as a rugby player. Total committment and a desire to win where losing was not an option. Rest in Peace Friend.

  694. Jim O Brien says:

    ..cheann de na himreoíri is fearr a chonaic mé riamh.
    Slán leat a Pháidi..

  695. ursula lynch says:

    my dad was a kerryman and altough he married a cork woman i have fond memories of him cheering on paidi.my deepest sympathy to all of you.

  696. Rory Doyle says:

    Very sad when we heard of the passing of the great man Paidi, all our deepest sympathies to Maire and all the family.
    Rory Doyle and family,
    Tralee, Co Kerry

  697. Loraine says:

    RIP the legend that is Paidi O Se. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

  698. Tomas Moore says:

    Paidi, you’ll be missed by the wider GAA Community. From all in Laois

  699. STEPHEN CAMPBELL says:

    R I P

  700. Michael mc Govern Co.Leitrim says:

    God rest your dear soul Paidi, We always enjoyed watching you on the Playing Field. A real legend within our Family. Will be sadly missed by all GAA Fans. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all his Family. RIP Dear Paidi.

  701. Danny Clerkin. Monaghan says:

    Our GAA family has lost one of its greatest ever . A hero to many and one of our Associations real characters. .A great loss to the GAA fraternity in the Kingdom and to all followers of that great county. Sincere sympathy to his wife and family, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

  702. Aidan Roche says:

    On behalf of everyone in the Glenbeigh/Glencar Gaa club I wish to express our deep sympathy to Páidi’s family and to everyone in the An Ghaeltacht club, Páidi was a great ambassador on and off the pitch he will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam

    Le meas
    Aodhán De Róiste
    Cathaoirleach
    Gleann Beith/Gleann Carthaigh

  703. batty finn and mary finn says:

    very sorry to hear of his death such a tragic loss.

  704. Andrew McGarry says:

    Paidi, sorry for a great man You were magic. From Castlerea, County Roscommon. RIP.

  705. Donie Whitty O'Sullivan says:

    As i pass by on my way from Killarney doing tours of Slea Head all year round, it was always a highlight to meet Páidí,
    You left a lasting impression.
    “Alis volat propriis”
    Sincere Sympathy to all the Ó Sé Family

  706. Gemma says:

    R.I.P Paidi you were a legend and will be sorely missed, thinking of your family and hope your looking down on them x

  707. batty finn and mary finn says:

    may he rest in peace . such a tragic loss.

  708. Tracey Walsh says:

    May he rest in peace

  709. Mairead Cronin says:

    So, so sad to hear of Paidi’s untimely death. Sincere sympathies to his wife, 3 children, extended family. Thank you for the wonderful memories you gave us when you donned the Green & Gold and as a manager. You’re now with your other great team mates Tim Kennelly, John Egan and Joe Keohane to mention but a few. Mairead Cronin Kenmare

  710. mark kellett says:

    A true legend on the field and off. I met him at Kerry training in Killarney in 2002 when I got him to autograph a copy of his autobiography which had been published around that time. He was very obliging and talked for a while to me and my wife. Sincerest condolances to his wife and family. Lord have mercy on his soul and may the Kerry soil rest gently on this GAA gaint. RIP.

  711. Padraig Foy says:

    Deepest sympathies to the O’Se family on your tragic loss.

    Had the good fortune to meet Paidi O’Se in the Greville Arms in Mullingar one afternoon during his tenure as Westmeath manager. He had the patience and good grace to provide me with his autograph even though I interrupted him as he was eating his dinner.

    A genuine Gael, the GAA and indeed the broader Irish community is all the more poorer for his passing.

    May he Rest in Peace,

    Yours very sincerly, and respectfully,

    Padraig Foy

  712. Jody Gunning says:

    Jody Gunning (Offaly ’71/72 ) Rhode. I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the O’Se family.

    His talent will always be talked about by all his fellow footballers. A LEGEND
    May he rest in peace.

  713. sincere sympathy to his family and friends particularly all in kerry gaa on the loss of a great gael
    from vincent mc govern and st mary’s gac burren county down

  714. Kate Larkin says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi. You were a true gent and a legend. We met you in the pub in Ventry back in Sept 2010 and had a great sing song. Such a sad loss.
    My sympathies to his wife, children, family and friends at this sad time.

  715. Paul Creighton ( Dublin Paul ) says:

    May I extend my deepest sympathy to Maire and all the family on your tragic loss. It is impossible to measure the loss of a man like P.O. to his family, friends and his community. West Kerry has lost so many of it’s most rnost endearing and beloved personalities.
    Despite being a Dub and a Blow-in, Paidi always treated me as if I was a neighbours child. He made me feel special and part of the team.
    But that was Paidi! I wasn’t special. Everyone was special. That was how he made you feel.
    And you would do anything for him.
    God grant you rest but somehow I can’t see you taking it.R.I.P.

  716. Carmel O'Shea says:

    Sympathies to the O’Sé family on their loss

    Páidi was one of the best footballers ever to come out of the Kingdom and a huge personality . He will be missed.

  717. ann murphy says:

    My sincere condolences. To the O’ Shea. Family on the death of a great husband, father and Kerry ambassador. Ni bheidh a leitheid ann aris. Ann Murphy

  718. John and Linda O' Brien and Family says:

    Sincere sympathies from another family of Dubs who spent many happy summer and winter days on Ventry Beach and at Ard an Bothar watching Paidi stroll up and down with a heartfelt greeting for everyone. I watched him from the stands on my Kerry Grandfather’s knee in the 70′s. He was my hero and a legend. Our family have some fantastic memories of our few but very special times we met the King of West Kerry. Sincere sympathy to his wife Maire,children and all of the people of Ventry.

  719. Derry Gaa Fans – The Legend of our youth has gone –
    Sympathy to all the O Se family in Ventry and West Kerry.

    No words will be enough.

    Thanks of all the memories.

    Sean Owens
    Ballyronan
    County Derry

  720. Anne Galligan says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi ….You were truly one of a kind and you will be sadly missed …

  721. Peter Black says:

    Shocked at the sudden death of Paidi. We have been going to dingle for weekends for many, many years now, and Paidi’s was always part of that. Got to know his children from their summer time help in the bar. Neasa was always a good source of what to do locally. Our last time there was on Dec 1st. We had gotten a present of dinner, bed & breakfast in Dingle Skelligs, but the first thing we did after we checked in was to go out to Paid’s for a Guinness and a pot of tea. He was in good form enjoying the banter as gaelige in the bar. Sincere sympathy to his family.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Pháidí.

  722. garrett doolan , killarney says:

    Rest in peace

  723. So sad to hear of the death of paidi, one of the best ever.
    from a Galway supporter. Rest in peace.

  724. Jim Dalton says:

    Sincere sympathies to family and friends. He wore his heart on his sleeve always and that what made us Kerry people so proud of him. May he rest in peace.

  725. Cian Landers says:

    ” Go raibh dheis de ar a anam” , a great Ventry man who inspired me in my youth to play football with spirit and passion. Sorry for your loss.

  726. Sean & Sadie McDermott says:

    Sincere sympathy & condolences on the death of a true legend whom we had the pleasure of meeting many years ago. RIP Paidi.

  727. Anonymous says:

    I’ve happy memories sitting outside Paidi’s pub and shop as a 13 and 14 year old boy in Irish college in Ceann Tra. He was a legend of our time. Rest in Peace.

  728. Killian Whelan says:

    May your way to heaven be paved in Green & Gold…

    Sincere symapthies to wife & family of Paidi.

    I remember the excitement as a 12 year old venturing down to his pub & witnessing a GAA museum before the one opened in Croke Park. A great character & gael.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam….

  729. Dermot McDermott says:

    Rest peacefully Paidi…you were one of a kind.

  730. Owen Hayes says:

    A true gentleman and a great of the game. Always enjoyed a trip to Ventry and you were very welcoming to all. R.I.P

  731. Tim Barry says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi, Heaven is collecting some gaelic football team, a giant of a man in every sense of the word..gone too soon.

  732. A truly singular individual in all ways, he embodied the gritty best of Kerry, the spirit of the GAA and the essence of Irish sport. All of us – Kerry people wherever we are, GAA fans and lovers of Irish sport – are diminished by his passing.

  733. Jim Barry says:

    Thanks for all those magical memories down the years. My deepest condolences to all your family. Rest in Peace.

  734. Diarmaid O Ceallaigh says:

    A true giant of the game and a man of the people. My deepest sympathies to his family. Ni bheidh a leithead aris ann.

  735. tom reilly afghanstan says:

    my deepest condolences to all the o shea family , paidi you were mr gaelic football and did brilliant as a player and manager may you rest in peace

  736. Trevor Connolly says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of Paidi’s family and friends.
    A true Gaa legend and a unique character who will be sorely missed by all around the country.

    RIP Paidí.
    Trevor Connolly,
    St. Annes, Tallaght

  737. Maurice O'|Mahony, Ballydonoghue says:

    Páidí, what wonderful memories you have left us; what moments of sheer joy you gave us. May you rest in peace
    Támid go léir croí briste.

  738. gerry gallogly says:

    You were a great one, R.I.P

  739. Brian O Donovan says:

    On behalf of Kilmacabea GAA Club in West Cork, may I sent on my deepest condonlences to paidi’s family and large circle of friends. May he rest in peace

  740. Brendan says:

    Paidi, you epitomised everything that makes me proud to be from the Kingdom. Rest in Peace.

  741. Catriona says:

    Sincere condolences to Paidi’s family and friends. He will never be forgotten by his fellow Kerry people and he was such a great ambassador for our county. Rest in Peace x

  742. John Rabbitt says:

    Codolences from Office for Registration of Births Deaths and Marriages Mullingar Co Westmeath John Rabbitt

  743. Joe O Sullivan and Family, Rathfarnham says:

    Co’bhrón o chroí. Slán Páidí.
    Thankyou for all the roars and all the joy you sent our way.
    Suineas síroí anois.

  744. Rónán de Búrca says:

    Ba dheacair tú a shárú a bhuachaill agus ní dhéanfar dearmad ort. Tá rud éigin in easnamh sa tír seo anois agus tú ar shlí na fírinne. Beannacht Dé le Páidí.

    Cumann an Chlocháin, Luimneach.

  745. John Burke says:

    Paidi in football and life you were truly a hero and an inspiration to many.
    Sympathies to your family RIP.

  746. Liam O'Brien says:

    Legend. RIP.

  747. Sean Cullinan says:

    RIP Pauidi,
    It was a pleasure to be in your company. What an absolute legend. Will be sadly missed.

  748. Tommy Sheehan says:

    One of the Greatest of all time,thank you for the Memories.

  749. Julie Mørk says:

    I spent my Summer in Dingle with my boyfriend at the time about 5 years ago and danced in your pub several evenings.
    You were so kind to me and made me feel a part of the community in your lovely pub.
    My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time!
    Best wishes from Denmark.

  750. Ger Wallace says:

    Paidi, its so sad you have passed away so soon in your life, i had the pleasure of meeting you down in the pub when i came down on my holidays from wexford between 1997 and 1998. You made us feel welcome down there and plus you told my father and myself to move to a side where there was no bright sun. Still have the picture at home today Thanks for being nice and sound to us on our visit. Thanks for the giving us great memories of your days as a footballer and manager of Kerry, if anyone trained as hard or dedicated to football, we would have a team of paidi o’se’s throughout the country. i would like to sympathise with the rest of your family and all my thoughts and prayers are for them at the moment. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam Paidi.

  751. Ger Wallace says:

    Paidi, its so sad you have passed away so soon in your life, i had the pleasure of meeting you down in the pub when i came down on my holidays from wexford between 1997 and 1998. You made us feel welcome down there and plus you told my father and myself to move to a side where there was no bright sun. Still have the picture at home today Thanks for being nice and sound to us on our visit. Thanks for the giving us great memories of your days as a footballer and manager of Kerry, if anyone trained as hard or dedicated to football, we would have a team of paidi o’se’s throughout the country. i would like to sympathise with the rest of your family and all my thoughts and prayers are for them at the moment. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam

  752. Gavin Gilmartin says:

    RIP Paidi One of the greatest gaa players and managers of all time you will be missed

  753. Michael P Kitt T.D. says:

    Sincere sympathy to his wife and family on the sudden death of Paidi. Always a pleasure to meet him. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  754. Paddy Mayo says:

    Paidi … in my youth i grew up watching you from Croke park on TV as part of the greatest team that will ever take the field.You inspired me .You are a warrior .The greatest defender in the greatest team Kerry football ever put to the field.Your legend will never die .

    • He was an absolute legend,one of greatest defenders of all time,it was a privilage to have seen him up against the great Dublin team in 76 and 77.They were hard fought victories against that great kerry team. We wont see the likes of those teams again. Con

  755. CHRISTY SHEEHY says:

    an inspiration to me and all who knew you,a WARRIOR on the playing field a GENTLEMAN off .A very sad day for your wife and children and all extended OSHEA family all G.A.A enthusiasts KERRY and countrywide . R.I.P

  756. A true Dub says:

    Paudi, I never met you and now I never will,
    But from Hill16 I can see you still,
    I watched as you helped destroy our hopes,
    Like a boxer outfought the Dubs on the ropes,
    Now you`re a legend with the greats of old,
    We hope you`ve joined them in Gods heavenly fold,
    But we will remember your prowess and skill,
    On a cold afternoon when we stand on the Hill.

  757. Donal Harrington says:

    Paidi O Se you moved from one Kingdom to another. Id say you will make the first fifteen up there. Rest in Peace

  758. katie says:

    R.I.P Paidi, what a gentleman, one of the all time greats xxx

  759. Joe Philpott says:

    Paidi always made our holiday very special.We always called in with the kids for a stop ,it became a holiday tradition.My sons tooth fell out in Paidis when he was 6 ,he was promptly handed €20 by Paidi! Rest in Peace and thank you for some lovely summer memories.

  760. Mid Kerry Gaa Board says:

    Sincere sympathy to his wife and family on the sudden death of Paidí. What a legend gone but never forgotten

  761. Joan McGillicuddy says:

    I wish to express my sympathies to the O’Sé family on the untimely death of Paidí. A legend and gentleman. You will be sorely missed

  762. Mike Scannell Killarney says:

    Sincere Sympathy.One of the best ive ever seen.A man with true heart.May He Rest In Peace

  763. Carmel and John Galvin, Killarney says:

    Deepest Sympathy and R.I.P Paidi you will be greatly missed…

  764. Anonymous says:

    Deepest Sympathy, Rest in Peace Paidi

    From Kathleen and Conor Hoey The Boyne Pub Boston.

  765. Tom Kelly says:

    To the family my sincere condolences. Met him in his pub several times on holidays and always time for a chat. O so sadly missed. To me it was an honour to stand in the same room as him. May he rest in peace.

  766. Sean Hurley Glengarriff says:

    Having read through the hundreds of messages of condolence and some of the great experiences people had with Paudi .i would like to share one of my own . I had the privilege of spending the All Ireland weekend with Paudi in 2010 .Having had a great night in Paudies local near the Burlington we went to the match which Cork won I along with a contingent went to the Cork celebrations and having listened to loads of speeches etc a gang of us left to join Paudi in the pub down the road , on arrival we found the gardai were insisting that it close up ,there was the usual wise cracks about they must be from Kerry and were doing it for spite but Paidi said they weren’t because no Kerryman would refuse PO .We invited Paidi back to the Cork victory and he didn’t think it right as it was all about the young lads that had won the All Ireland and people would say he was gate crashing the limelight eventually he relented . When he entered the room you could see the ” respect ” in which he was held . I will never forget Aiden Walsh and the expression on his face when he realised who was shaking his hand and telling him he would break Kerry hearts for many years .He sat in our table in the corner trying to be inconspicuous but nearly every Cork person came to talk to him and get photos taken . Conor Counihan Peadar Healy and all the Cork selectors came and talked football with him .Paudi was never happier than when he was with footballers and football people .His congratulatory hand shakes and genuine words were appreciated by everyone .Paidi broke our hearts in Cork for many a year but he also captured our hearts and that was so evident that night . Only Paidi could do that .

  767. Danny O' Connor says:

    R.I.P to a Kerry great, sympathies to his family and friends

  768. Daragh Rohan says:

    R.I.P Páidí. It’s a sad loss to Ireland, GAA and Kerry. Happy to say I met Páidí last year and he was the kindest and funniest man. You would always have a laugh when Páidí was around. You make me proud that I’m a Kerry man. Deepest sympathy with his family and friends at this time.

  769. Michael Lowry T.D. says:

    Paídi was marked out for greatness at an early age. He had ambition, magical skill, a depth of courage and exceptional determination. Paídi was blessed with a wonderful personality. He brought joy and friendship to many. He had time for everyone. I will always appreciate his kindness and encouragement and in particular a beautifully handwritten letter received from Paídi during a time of difficult passage.

    Condolences to Maire, Neasa, Suin, Padraig, all of the O’Sé family and to the people of Kerry.

  770. B Smith says:

    My aunt was married to a proud Killorglin man and every time they went on holiday to Kerry, they always called on Paidi in the pub to say hello. Every time, without fail, he called them by first name even though it was a once a year trip. A true gent they always said. They’ll welcome him above now and swap some more more stories. RIP.

  771. Eoin G says:

    You were a part of the fabric of Irish folklore and a true gael in every sense of the word. It’s hard to believe you are gone and that West Kerry is without you. Rest in Peace and our thoughts are with your tribe

  772. Maeve says:

    Sorry for your Loss. RIP

  773. Ar dheis Dé go raibh Páidí.

    Bhí sé groí, groíúil i gcónaí agus chuir fáilte romhainn bíodh sé i dTigh Khruger i nDún Chaoin nó ina thigh féin ar Árd A’ Bhóthair níos déanaí.

    Cóbhrón le Máire, Neasa, Siún agus Pádraig Óg agus go deimhin le muintir Iarthair Dhuibhnigh ar fad – braithfear folús a easnaimh ar feadh a bhfad.

    Ó theaghlach Pháidí Uí Lionáird

  774. Mike O'Connor says:

    Gone too soon. The brightest lights fade first. May he rest in peace.

  775. mckenna family says:

    To Maura, Neasa, Siún and Padraig Óg our deepest sympathies from the McKenna family, Ovens Co,Cork.

  776. The Breens says:

    May you rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers with your family at this very difficult time.

  777. David Moggan says:

    What a man both on and off the field – the likes of which will never be seen ever again. May he Rest in Peace

  778. Martin Skerry says:

    gone but will never be fotgotten

  779. Damian Fitzsimons says:

    RIP Paidi the Ayrton Senna of football

  780. Ciaran says:

    Gutted at this news – You were my hero whilst growing up in the 80′s and still are. I Had the privilage of meeting You at the Matt Connor charity game in Tullamore many Years ago. God Bless You Paidi and sincerest sympathies to Maura, Neasa, Siún agus Padraig og.

  781. Ted O'Donovan says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. My deepest sympathy to Páidí’s wife and family. Worked with him as Garda in Limerick

  782. Josie foley says:

    So sorry to hear of Paidi’s passing may he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family and the entire Kerry community

  783. david tiernan says:

    At true gaelic football great. His record of only conceding one point in All Ireland Finals was unique. always a welcome in his pub in Ventry.
    RIP

  784. Dálach O Ciardha says:

    Mile Bhuiochas as na cuimhni go leir. Slán le fíor fathach Chiarrai

  785. Sincere sympathy to the O’Se family at this sad time. Thoughts of Paidi have been in my mind since I heard the sad news. I have found myself smiling sadly when I recall the music nights and craic in the pub and the soccer tournament when he entered his pub team and picked me to play, in 90s. ‘Banjo your my secret weapon’ he’d say,,, what an honour and privilege that was , I’ll never forget those years. I think its his devilish smile , and beautiful soft spoken Gaeilge, that I’ll always remember. He once asked me if I had a license for the hurley he saw in the boot of my car, typical Paidi , we’ll miss you an awful lot.

  786. Jim Matthews says:

    Sincere Sympathy to the O Se Family.
    Paidi you were a true Kerry Legend.
    Whenever Gaelic Football is discussed be it in the four corners of Ireland and around the world,the name of Paidi O Se will come in to it.Paidi your likes will never be seen again.R.I.P.

  787. It was a privilage to be present at croker to witness the greatest 2 sides ever to have graced Croke Park back in the 70s,especially players like Paudi O;Shea,Kevin Moran,Pat Spillane,Tony hanahoe,John Egan,the list goes on.may Paudi rest in peace

  788. michael says:

    RIP paidi
    gone too young
    heaven has a new rogue in town

  789. Gerry Buckley says:

    RIP Paidi, and may you rest in peace, from your many friends in Cork.

  790. Enda Kenny says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Paidi in his pub a few years ago.

    May he rest in peace

  791. alan mcnamara says:

    you will be missed by all. rip po

  792. Condolences on the loss of a unique man.

  793. Deirdre de Burca says:

    Sincere sympathies to the Ó Sé family on the loss of Paídi. A great footballer and a great ambassador for his county. We had the pleasure of seeing him in his pub while on holidays in Kerry a few years ago. Our daughter aged approx 7 at that stage was a big Kerry supporter even though we are proud Galway people and we had to get her a Kerry jersey with the number 8 on it to bring home. His autobiography is still the best by any sportsman that I have read.

  794. Marian Clifford says:

    Rest in peace Paidi, A legend taken from us far too soon.
    I am a proud Kerry woman, and I feel honoured to have met you, your brilliance will live on forever.
    “The song has ended, but the melody lingers on”.

  795. Orla Reilly says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Paidi’s Family and wide circle of friends. Paidi was such a huge presence within the GAA and beyond. His legacy will live on forever. May he rest in peace.

  796. Seán Pádraig Ó hAnnáin says:

    Comhbhróin do clann Phádaí le moladh agus buíochas do Pádaí as an méid a thug sé do peil Gaelach agus cultúr na hÉireann.

  797. Raymond Moloney(former Limk inter-county ref.) says:

    IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS & REGRET I HEARD THE NEWS OF PAUDIE’S DEATH, ONE OF THE GREATEST FOOTBALLERS OF ALL TIME.
    NI MBEIDH A LEITHEAD ANN ARIS..

  798. breda o connor says:

    one of the greatest a legend rest in peace

  799. Jim Hickey says:

    My deepest sympathy to you during these very difficult times.I know you will miss him terribly, and so will many others who had the good fortune of knowing him or seeing him play. He was without doubt one of the greatest players of all time.My heart goes out to you, I know how much you will miss Paidi.
    Thanks for all the great memories on and off the pitch.

  800. Margaret McPhail says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and many friends of Paidi….he will be missed. Rest in Peace.

  801. John Healy, Listowel says:

    Deepest and sincere sympathies to the O Sé family. Paudi’s loss will be indefinitley felt across the County and all corners of the globe. A true Gael in every respect, immortal in the hearts and minds i muintir Ciarrai. Thanks for all the football memories all down through the years. I met Paudi on just a couple of occasions. Once in his pub in Ventry after a Gealtacht v Emmets played back west in early 2003. Gaeltacht won but a few of the lads stayed back to sample the porter and the craic at Paudi’s. One of them was Stephen Stack who picked up an All-Ireland medal under Paudi in 1997. Paudi was off the drink at the time…what that meant was for every few glasses of red wine Paudi had to drink he had a pint of water to cancell it out. Himself and Stackie were deadly buddies down through the years so you can imagine Paudi drank alot of water that night!! I met him for the second time later on that year at Cork Airport. Aer Lingus were on strike at the time and so the airport bar was busy. I was thrilled the meet the all-time Kerry legend again for the second time and was thrilled also that he recognised me instantly. I was headin Down Under for 2 weeks to the Rugby World Cup and Paudi was headin off on a sunny holiday before he took up his newly appointed post as Bord Failte Director. Before we went our seperate ways he slipped me his new business card with his name and email and all that on it. I was thrilled to bits and felt very important. I slotted the card into my wallet and showed it to all the lads in Oz. I heard sometime after that when Paudi was due to attended his first BFI meeting he wasn’t sure what to put into the brief case. Long story short when he turned up at the meeting all that was in the brief case was the latest edition of The kerryman! I’ll always remember my two encounters with the great Paudi. Rest in peace a cara. JH

  802. Carmodys from Moyvane says:

    Never saw Paidi play live, but will never ever forget how you dragged kerry from the ashes and helped us win the First All Ireland I could remember. Can’t describe how sad we all are. RIP

  803. As a Dub,Paidi, thanks for the memories,especially the 70′s; they were the best,even though you broke our hearts many times,we are all GAA family.R.I.P Paidi.
    Stan.
    Comhbhron leis an gclann ar fad.
    Is cuimhin liomsa tu a Phaidi ag rith thar an Clasach agus siar Ceann Sleibhe.
    Ar dheis De go raibh d’anam.
    Siobhan.

  804. ann kindregan says:

    Deepest Sympathy to h OShea family during these difficult times … R.i.p. x

  805. Robert Rohu says:

    Can’t believe that our visits to Ventry will not include a chat with Paudi, we will miss him and we are praying fr him!

  806. ger somers says:

    rest in peace paidi condolences to family and friends

  807. gordon mangan says:

    a sad day for the gaa rest in peace Paidi

  808. Cathy Scannell says:

    So very sad to hear of the sudden death of Paidi. For me he epitomised everything that was great and pure about being a Kerry person and an Irish person. The pride, the passion, the roguery, the Irish language. He was that moment in Croke Park after the National Anthem and before the roar of the crowd ascends to the heavens. Only someone as powerful as Paidi could fill that space. Thank you Paidi for many great displays of outstanding football. Sincere condolences to your wife and family. May the sod rest “aisy” on you

  809. James Mc Nabola Carrick-on-shannon says:

    What i really liked about paidi was his great self belief determination, hunger will to win pride in the jersey and great sportsmanship. Will miss the article in the sunday independent it was very genuine to the point and always on the ball a true great, rest in peace, Paidi.

  810. Fergus O' Looney says:

    RIP Paidi…what a pity that you never managed the Dublin seniors!!!! It would have been the man with the “ego” taking charge of the “ego” and what a sight it would have been you winning an All Ireland with the DUBS!!!. I can only think of Roy Keane and Paul McGrath as similar men like you with the charisma,personality and the pure class act that you were.Ireland has lost a true legend and you were one of the “old stock” and I would have loved to have drank a few pints in your company cos the craic would have been mighty.

  811. gerry lavery armagh says:

    bless you,thanks for the memories

  812. Galvins Killorglin says:

    RIP Paídi

  813. Eoin Ó Catháin says:

    Ba mhaith liom mo chomhbhrón a dhéanamh leis an gclann Uí Shé agus iad ag iarraidh teacht ar thuiscint ar an tragóid thubaisteach seo. Chuir Páidí agus muintir uí She fáilte romhainn anuraidh agus arú anuraidh ar Lá Nua Bliana agus bhain muid ar fad ard-taitneamh as an seisiúin a rinneamar ann. Bhí an-chleachtadh againn ann agus beidh cuimhní deasa againn ar na laethanta sin go deo. Anois, séard atá á rá againn nach mbeidh Lá Nua Bliana arís mar sin againn go deo. Go raibh maith agaibh agus is ag smaoineamh oraibh ar fad atáimid.

  814. Damian Fitzsimons says:

    RIP Paidi the Ayrton Senna of football deepest sympathy to the o’se family

  815. Con Twomey says:

    Dear Maire & Family,

    We wish to express our sincerest sympathy to you and the extended family on this sad occasion.
    Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a anam uasal.

    God Bless All of You!

    Sincerely,
    Kathleen, Con and the Twomey Family in Chicago.

  816. Arnie Berns says:

    Between the loss of Paídi O’Sé and Ravi Shankar, the end of the world cannot come too soon. Thankfully I was privileged to have known Paídi and will forever be grateful. Deepest condolences to his family. R.I.P.

  817. Patric Dolan says:

    From across the pond, Paidi will be remembered as a true friend who always welcomed us “home” on our trips back to Dunquin. He was a true gentleman. Sincere condolences to his wife Maire and their children.

  818. Ciaran Kelly,Leitrim says:

    Paidi was marking me when we payed St. Brendan’s
    in Killarney and it was one of the few games that I did not score!
    Sincere condolences to his wife and family,he was one of the great GAA stars and never forgot his roots.May he rest in Peace.

  819. Ian Wright says:

    RIP Paidi a true legend

  820. louise&john o connor says:

    May he Rest in peace.

  821. Brendan says:

    Paidi you are one who every GAA person will never forget. You gave great enjoyment through the years Paidi through your charcter on and off the field. Condolences to the O’Se family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

  822. Sinéad Somers says:

    I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Paídí Ó Sé …Though I only ever visited his pub in Ventry, once,Dingle is a part of home i love dearly.As it is a special place, Paídí too was a special man.All of my best Kerry 3 in a row and all other all ireland finals growing up are wrapped in memories of Paídí and his commrades. R.I.P. tHANK yOU.

  823. jim fitzgerald & patrick king.fenit says:

    Sincere condolences to all the family.
    Rest in peace Paidi.

  824. Francis O'Shea says:

    Thanks for all the memories Paidi.

  825. Anonymous says:

    Dixie Kenny Wicklow.
    May he Rest In Peace

  826. Conor says:

    A real true Irishman full of sport and craic that will be sorely missed. Its so very sad. RIP Paidi.

  827. Joe O Hanlon says:

    Grew up in west limerick and you were my hero . RIP WE WILL MISS YOU

  828. Anne - Marie Sheehan says:

    Paudie O Se thanks for the memories down through the years you will be sadly missed
    RIP

  829. claire kelleher Murphy says:

    Very sorry to hear the vey sad news prayers for his family,You were Kerry GAA at its best.. RIP.
    Thanks for the memories.

  830. John and Eileen O'Connor says:

    Thanks for all the happy days Paidi gave us during his playing days and management days. A rare talent.

  831. Gavin Keenan says:

    The epitomy of all things good about the GAA, a true legend of sport, not just Gaelic football. Will be sadly missed.

  832. pj reynolds says:

    Rest in peace Paidi wish i had met you .The best i ever seen.

  833. john lenehan says:

    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL AT THIS VERY SAD TIME A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO BROUGHT SO MUCH TO SO MANY RIP

  834. Colin Sheridan says:

    Rip Paudi, a true legend, your commitment and passion for the game was immense, your left hook on Dinny Allen legendary , a giant when footballers were real men.

  835. Mary K says:

    Sincere sympathy to all Paidi’s Family . Thanks for the wonderful memories your commitment and passion for the sport was immeasurable. A Dheis De go raibh a hAam Dilis.

  836. paul mc cabe says:

    AS A dub who has played & followed gaelic football all my life,i cant think of a hink of any other footballer who would surpass paudi o se, for his absolute resolve during a game, he was the epitomy of gaelic football & especially Kerry football,no fancy swagger, no showing off, he just did it, a true Kerryman,a real Irishman,he will be sorely missed, (i will never forget his introduction to big joe mc nally in the tunnel) enough said… May he rest in peace

  837. Claire McB says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi. Sincere condolences to your entire family.

  838. DAVID O CONNOR says:

    RIP PAIDI FROM A DUB

  839. JohnJoe O Leary says:

    Kerry has lost its sporting icon and a wonderful embassador for tourism. Sincere sympathies to Maire, his family and the extended O Sé family. Thanks for the memories Paídi! R.I.P

  840. Claire Scholes says:

    Sincerest condolences to all the O’Sé family from a Ballyheiguer across the water in Birmingham, UK. RIP Páidí, a true legend, your legacy will live on in history for years to come. Codladh sámh!

  841. Paidi
    Thanks for the memories.
    Sympathies to the immediate and extended family.

  842. Alvin Lynch says:

    chomh fada Páidí boy, We will never see your likes again:( Many is the day you made me proud to be a Kerryman. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.. Ciarraí Abu!

  843. A great character, A ledgend in GAA .. Im met him in his pub in August after picking my daughter from the Gaelteacht. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Pháidí.

  844. Adrian says:

    Thanks Paudi, we will never forget you. RIP – Adrian ( Westmeath)

  845. Siobhan as Charrai says:

    Great memories of being taken to Killarney as a child for the team’s homecoming after winning Sam,all the team like gods to us kerry children and Paudi i seem to remember singing An Puc ar Buile. Thanks so much Paudi for all the thrilling games. Heaven must be a howl tonight. I’m sure my dad is shaking your hand. God Bless.

  846. Sean Prior says:

    Paidi RIP Sincere Sympathy to Maire and all the Family. Children were delighted to get photo with Paidi on a visit to Ventry afew years ago, had time for everyone.

  847. Michael Bowler says:

    Condolences to the O’Shea family on the untimely death of Paudie a true legend may he rest in peace

  848. Paul Kelly says:

    Extremely sorry to hear of Paidi’s passing. I never met the man, but yet you felt you knew him such was the strength of his character and personality. He has been a part of my life from an early age growing up, watching the emergence of the Kingdom in the 70′s and their epic battles with the Dubs and then on into the 80′s. My abiding memory of him will be in full battle in Croke Park where his sheer determination, committment, tenacity, energy and skill were there in abundance for all to see.

    His premature passing brings a sense of loss and sadness as we reminisce on those now far off days when we were all that much younger and we watched in awe and admiration as Paidi and his colleagues wrote themselves into GAA history folklore.

    Rest in peace Paidi and deepest sympathies to his wife Maura and family.

  849. Sean Mac Monagle Killarney says:

    To: Maire and family, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of a Husband, a Father and a true Kerry Legend… He was ‘one of a kind’..He will never be forgotten. May the angels of Heaven meet him at the pearly gates and may he rest in peace. God bless you Paidi.

  850. Paul Glynn says:

    My heart felt condolence on Paudies passing, our family met him once in Ventry. A pure gentleman

  851. trevor flynn says:

    Condolences to the entire o se family on the loss of one of the greatest players ever , what a fiere competiter
    a legend rest in peace paidi

  852. Jim Faulkner says:

    We met Paudi a number of times both at his pub and in the Stonehouse restaurant where he stood us a bottle of wine, being a friend of Myles and Mick and Tina I always had the craic with Paudi about the 70s, he loved the banter with the Dubs! visits to Dunquin will never be the same, a generous and humble man and a GAA legend who will live on in peoples memory for ever, rest in peace a Chara, Jim Faulkner.

  853. Kitty Morley says:

    I have a great memory of Paudie leading Kerry to victory over Mayo in 1997 as I was living in Mayo and it was great to give the banter back to all the mayo fans who had given me stick leading up to that match.

  854. Brian murphy says:

    born, lived, died west kerry. A rear joy to be never far from your loved place.

  855. I met Paudi in Newry at the five captions function.Without any script or notes he entertained all present who included president McAleese and the president of the association for one hour without stop
    .I had the privilage to chat to him after the function and I realised why he was so popular.He will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace.
    Eugene O’Reilly Newry

  856. Anonymous says:

    To the family and friends of Paidi : please accept my heartfelt sincerest condolences. My father, Dermot O’Brien , loved Paidi and Paidi loved him. Rest In Peace – brother .

    Sincerest condolences ,

    Catherine Rose OBrien

  857. Nora Gallagher says:

    RIP Paidi – A wonderful Kerryman and Irishman, my sincere condolences to his family and friends. Thank you for all the wonderful memories I enjoyed with my family over the years watching you as a player and a manager with Kerry. God Bless You

  858. Joe O'Brien says:

    On my own behalf and on behalf of Drumcullen GAA Club, Offaly I wish to extend sincere sympathy to Paidi’s family and many close friends on his untimely death. He was a truly great man . May he Rest in Peace

  859. Liam Moffatt says:

    Deepest sympathies to Marie & all the O’Se family. Paidi is fondly remembered by all in Crossmolina who travelled to play in the Paidi O’Se tournament many years ago. A true legend who will be sadly missed.

  860. Margaret says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi. You were one of the best. Thanks for the memories. Deepest sympayhy to your wife, family and friends.

  861. bernie o connor says:

    My sympathies to all the O’Se family and friends – very sad to hear of Paidis death..

  862. gerrry howie says:

    Very sad to hear this news. My deepest condolences to the O’Sé family at this time.everytime kerry take to the field in the future,he will always be with them in spirit!!may you rest peace. gerry,belfast.

  863. BRENDAN O CONNOR TRALEE says:

    RIP Paudi,you were a hero of mine playing football for Kerry,you loved the green and gold of Kerry,sincere condolences to your wife and family.

  864. Patricia & Brendan Healy says:

    They were looking for you above to line out in no.5.Rest in Peace Paudie our loss heavens gain.

  865. Maurice O'Neill says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi. You were a true legend both on and of the field, an inspiration to many as the epitome of everything a true Gael should stand for. Thanks for the memories.

  866. Michael Ryan says:

    Thanks for the memories especially 1978. Rest in peace.

  867. RIP Paidi, you were one of the best in all aspects, my deepest condolences to the O Se family at this sad time

  868. Helga starkin says:

    What a great footballer he was, he will always be remembered ! A Big loss, condolences to his family . R.i.p.

  869. john bermingham co clare says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi.Sincere sympathy to all the family at this very sad time.

  870. michael mcandrew says:

    Condolences to the O Shea family. You were a true legend, & your memory will live on..

  871. Mark Mc Donnell says:

    RIP Paidí from a Cork Gael. Ní beidh a leithéid ann arís

  872. Damien says:

    What a man what a legend. Such heart, so tough. Only one Paidi.

  873. Eithne Butler says:

    Rest in peace Paidi

  874. Trish & Edward Wallace says:

    Sincere condolences to Maire and family. To Paidi thanks for the warm welcome you gave to us whenever
    We arrived in west Kerry from Dublin. Also big thanks for the wonderful music, food and Craic you provided for us on our wedding day in 1999. A true legend. RIP

  875. martin says:

    one of a kind … sadly missed .. u put football on the map when i was growing up … r.i.p

  876. Anonymous says:

    I am sorry to hear the news of Paidi’s passing,I remember him coming to St Brendans Club “The Kerrymans” Coventry with the Sam and also visiting his pub in Ventry he made us very welcome.A Legend, RIP Paidi.
    Tony Griffin Coventry

  877. Christy and Anne Lucey , Baile Bhúirne says:

    Condolences to the family, big loss to everyone. Nī.bheid a leithéid ann arís. RIP

  878. Martina Keane says:

    It still is hard to believe the sudden death of a legend footballer Paidi, thank you for the great memories & hard work with the Clare Football Team both on and off the pitch. Gone but never forgotten. Our thoughts & prayers are with your wife & family & friends.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Phaidi.

  879. Pat Moriarty says:

    From a West Kerry colleague in ’84. Rest in Peace Paidi.

  880. Tim says:

    Thanks for the memories, we never taught of defeat when you were on the pitch, truly a legend. RIP

  881. James Mc Donnell says:

    RIP Paidi. Such a big loss to your Family Kerry and Ireland.I will miss your writing in the Indo always fair and excellent analysis.

  882. kevin carolan bailieboro co cavan says:

    very sad too hear about one great man met paidi in dublin on a building site when i worked for tom bailey made my day when i met a great kerry footballer he was full of heart and a great story teller from one kingdom too another rip old friend condolences too your wife and family

  883. alan whitty says:

    a hero 2 all

  884. peter casey says:

    was shocked and very saddened to hear of the death of paudi ventry will never be the same god bless you paudi and may you rest in peace,maire neasa siun and padraig you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  885. A. Duffy says:

    Thankyou to Paidi for helping raise our spirits to great heights & for the highlights & moments that my children & I will always remember here in Westmeath, it was surely a double celebration then for our family ties to both the Leinster champs & Kerry. Our sincerest condolences are extended to Paidi’s family & friends. May he rest in peace.

  886. Liam Mulcahy says:

    Our paths crossed over 40 years ago,me a Corkman and you from the Kingdom.We ate,drank and slept football and sport.We had craic and ceoil.I still have the Tie Bar and the Dolly Parton Tape.The Turlough will not be the same without you.No Doubt PO You and Aengus Fanning and Con Houlihan–the Divine Trinity are planning the next All Ireland Kerry Team.
    God Rest You–You Giant of a Man.The Gathering 2013 will remember you with Great Pride.
    Liam Mulcahy Photographer

  887. Leon O Donoghue says:

    RIP PO,sadly missed

  888. tony sunderland says:

    i didn t know paudie personally but he gave me some great moments as a player legend will be sadly missed too young r.i,p paudie my prayers are with your family

  889. Chris Browning says:

    What a legend. Inspirational man that will continue to inspire young & old in the GAA family and beyond. RIP Paidi

  890. John Mulligan says:

    Se mo laoch…..slan leat a Phaidi….ta Horse agus Egan
    ag fanacht ort agus geansai uimhir a 5 reidh duit

  891. Fr. Pat Murphy says:

    Still in shock after reading about Paidi’s death on rte website. My sincere sympathy to Maire and the three children. Rest in Peace boyo.
    From Fr. Pat Murphy, Lagos, Nigeria and Ardcost, Portmagee.

  892. The GAA, and Ireland as a country in general, has lost one of our greats. We love our sport in this country, and anyone who loved sport, loved Páidi.

    We as an organisation are proud we could call him one of our own. We’ve lost a totem

    RIP Páidi.

  893. Paul White says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Paidi many times over the years. My deepest sympathty to his wife Maire, family and his many friends both in Kerry and beyond.

  894. Martina Tobin says:

    Rest In Peace Paidi what a legend gone too soon sincere sympathies to his family

  895. Martina Ring says:

    Such sad news to hear of Paidí’s passing, a man who brought great joy to football and no shortage of heartache to us Dubs over the years.
    Ní mbeidh a leithéid arís an

  896. Olivia Whyte says:

    Paídí was a legend, sympathy to his wife, kids and family and friends. Rest in peace Paídí

  897. Paddy Kennedy (Kilvickadownig/Galway) says:

    Laoch mor. Is deas an áit Fionn Trá agus béidh páidí lárnach ann go deo!

  898. Kevin Dolan says:

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

    The world is a lesser place for Paidi.

  899. gino morris says:

    watched him practice against the family house gable wall in the early 1970′s while staying there…two years running….we all thought he was fab and will be missed greatly!!! sympathies to his family

  900. con murphy says:

    SINCERE SYMPATHIES TO MAIRE AND THE FAMILY ON THEIR LOSS.A GREAT KERRYMAN,A GREAT IRISHMAN AND ABOVE ALL A GREAT MAN.
    COLADH SAMH A PHAIDI.LAOCH MOR CAILTE GAN AMHRAS AR BITH.

  901. Anonymous says:

    With Deepest Sympathy to Paidi’s wife, children, family and friends. From Naomh Mairtin GFC in Monasterboice Co. Louth. We had the pleasure of meeting Paidi in November when he came to our club.May he rest in peace.

  902. dowler family longford says:

    deepest sympathy to paidis family, had the honour of meeting paudi a few yars ago in ventry,he could only be describes as a gentleman and storyteller, r.i.p

  903. Anonymous says:

    A sad day for the Gaa up and down our island a true sporting hero has left our game you shall be sadly missed by all invol with in gaa games up and down our island r,i,p paidi hill 16 bohran boys

  904. the cunningham family killarney says:

    deepest sympathy to the o shea family on the sudden death of paidi.he was a great kerryman and sportsman.he wil be a awful loss to the county.rest in peace paidi.

  905. Bernard Culligan says:

    Paidi thanks for all the wonderful football memories You were my hero Slan

  906. Anonymous says:

    RIP, Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  907. Alan Murphy says:

    Paidi was a true legend. His book was the first GAA book that I ever read. I love how he said the game was about doing the simple things at speed. He is a great loss to GAA and to the people of Kerry. My thoughts are with his family. R.I.P. Paidi.

  908. Niall & Michelle Carew says:

    Deepest Sympathy, Rest in Peace Paidi.

  909. Pat & Betty Cosgrove Kildare says:

    Rest In Peace Paidi.

  910. Anonymous says:

    Rest in peace Paidi. Deepest sympathy to family and friends.

  911. Michael Bennett says:

    My deepset condolences to Paudi’s family, the Gaeltacht club and community and of course the kerry people.

    Very shocked to learn of his death.

    Michael Bennett, on behalf of Navan O’mahony’s CLG, Co.Meath

  912. joe says:

    rest in peace paudie ledgend 4 ever

  913. Joe Bishop says:

    Is é an rí imithe

  914. Mick Kirwan says:

    My deepest sympathy on the all too soon passing of Paidi. May he rest in peace

  915. Eoin Tuohy says:

    RIP Paidi, laochra gael!

  916. So sorry to hear the sad news met padi in the summer when I came from clonmel to hear dolores Kearney

    So sorry to hear the sad news of paidi s death I spoke and met him in his pub when I came from clonmel to hear dolores keane sing it was a great night it was my first time in ventry I’m glad I met paidi a lovely man it will be such a sad Christmas for you all without him. I hope ye find strength and hold on to all the good memories of paidi. May he rest in peace. And may you all find comfort in time, it will take time. God bless

  917. Philip Brady says:

    Been from Westmeath you will always have a place in my heart . You were a true legend and a man of the people. May you rest in peace until we meet again.

  918. Seamus Furlong says:

    A great man has gone… the best back I ever saw in the game. His acceptance speech in 1985 when given Sam Maguire is right up there with the best. My deepest sympathy to his family and close friends.

  919. criostoir says:

    was there ever a man who epitomised the great rivalry between ciarrai agus corcaigh it was Paidi , great respect from a cork man . rest in peace great man

  920. Daithi Mac Roibeaird says:

    Tá cuireadh na Nollag fáighte agat. Go raibh síochán síoraí agat i gcónaí. Ní dheanfaidh muid dearmad ar na laetha sin ar pháirc na himeartha ar fud na tíre…ní raibh mórán a bhfuair an lámh in uachtar ort. Slán ó Ghael as Aontraim.

  921. Marian Freeman says:

    My sincere condolonses to family and friends of Paidi.

    Enjoyed his contribution to football for many years

    Marian

  922. Vincent Fagan says:

    I was very sad and shocked to hear of Paidi’s passing at the weekend! My thoughts and prayers are with his family! RIP GAA legend!

  923. The LORD must be building a super team for 2013

  924. con cunningham says:

    thanks for the memories
    a grateful westmeath fan.

  925. God Bless Paidi -

    Sporting legend & Gentleman; thanks for all the memories especially this years tournament in February.

    Slan

  926. Margie says:

    Devastated to hear of the passing of Paidi. My thoughts and prayers go out to His Family and extended family at this sad time. Lots of magical moments/memories as I watched with my Dad (RIP) those great Kingdom games.

  927. JP Kerrigan says:

    Slán leat a Phaidí. Is cailiúnt mór thú do muintir na gaeltachta.

  928. Bríd Ni Niadh says:

    May his soul rest in peace. Met him once in his Pub in Ventry with my parents who are from Connemara My Dad and he had a long chat in their native language – proud Gaetacht men and he also gave my Dad an Ash tray – shells from the area. He will be sadly missed by his loving family.

  929. Ciara Ni Mhurchu says:

    A giant of the game and a gent of a man.
    You’ll be missed Paidi.
    Le gra,
    Ciara (BAC)

  930. Mike Kissane says:

    Great to see Paudi buried in such style, with great dignity and respect, but above all in a ceremony redolent of his character, with all the legendary stories of his exploits and the humour. Thanks to the family for sharing this great farewell with the public on RTE. It was to all intents and purposes a State funeral. Farewell to a great friend and a legend!

  931. Fergal says:

    Gone too soon, thanks for the memories. You walked the walk better than any could talk the talk. Deepest sympathy to family.

  932. Colm Lynch says:

    A touch of class in sport and, more importantly, in life. A pround symbol of Ireland at home and abroad. Thanks for the wonderful moments you gave us all. Ar dheis láimh Dé go raibh sé.

  933. caroline maguire says:

    Shocked to hear very sad news. I have many fond memories of working in Paidi O’se’s pub, nearly ten years ago now, always great craic. PO you were a Legend…
    comhbhron le a bhean Maire agus a chlann go leir.
    Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

  934. Joan Kenny says:

    A mighty legend & so proud of the green & gold. One of the greatest ever Kerry footballers.Ni bheidh a leitheid ann aris. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dhilis.

  935. katrina burns says:

    So sad to hear about Paidi. Visited his pub in ’93. We had a Clare scarf and he took the scarf and wrapped it around a photo of himself in his Kerry jersey. It was still there the next time we visited. A true gentleman and a pleasure to meet. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Pháidí.

  936. sean corby says:

    a true legend and a great man may he rest in peace

  937. Paidi was a true gentleman who could not only tell a story but was a great man to listen . Of the many great attractions in West Kerry Paidi O Se was the greatest Rock of all ! RIP Paidi agus go raibh mile maith agat.

  938. Sandra & Paudie O Rourke Ballyheigue says:

    Another true Kerry ledgend taken way too soon. RIP Paidi O Se .

  939. Brensdan harrison says:

    Sad to say farewell to Paudie I have fond memories of watching him play as I was growing up

  940. Allison Dewhurst says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi – You will be sadly missed by many

  941. Bernie Collins says:

    Such a loss! Heartfelt sympathy to Maire and all the family.

  942. Stephen de Róiste says:

    Comhbrón lena bheanchéile agus a chlann.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

  943. DAN MCSWEENEY says:

    MY FAVORITE MEMORY OF PAIDI,ASIDE FROM THE GOLDEN YEARS WAS THE HUGE GRIN ON HIS FACE AT THE END OF THE ALL IRELAND IN ’97 WHEN HE RESTORED PRIDE TO EVERY KERRYMAN.
    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO ALL HIS FAMILY.
    RIP PAIDI

  944. Christy Hennessy says:

    As a Kerryman living in Sligo,he just made you feel so proud to be a Kerryman. he always reminded me of John B they way he could communicate. My son John was born in October ’85 and got to sit in the cup at 3 weeks, Paudi was there and could not have been more helpful for photographs etc. Love to all his family.

  945. Aileen Phelan says:

    RIP Paidi – so many great childhood memories of a great Kerry team….and me a Deise woman.

  946. Liam O'Shea says:

    Slán Paidí
    You were and always will be a hero for all Kerry people….
    Never will you be forgotten and your legacy is that you are the definition and template of ”Kerry”

  947. Dermot O'Donnell says:

    Rest in peace Paidi. Sympathies to all the O’Se family.
    My baptism into the GAA was around the late 70′s/early 80s, being from the north, I was mesmerised by that great Kerry team and watching Paidi sole up that right wing.
    After many promises to myself, I finally made it to Ventry and Paidi’s pub in July 2011, regrettably, Paidi wasnt around when we visited, but I am always proud to say I have visited Paidi’s pub.
    Rest in Peace Paidi, never a truer kerryman or Irishman.

  948. Ciaran says:

    Great character and one of the best to ever grace our great game. An inspiration to many across Ireland and the world. May Paidi rest in peace.

  949. O' Leary family says:

    A kerry legend. You left behind great memories.
    We have your book from 2001 which you autographed for us.
    Gone but never forgotten.
    Rest In Peace Paudie.

  950. Anonymous says:

    Peter from Waterford
    The Sunday Game should be a cracker in Heaven as you will take your place in an All-Star 15 with many more greats.Rest in Peace Paudi.My thoughts are with the wife and family at this sad time.

  951. pat o neill says:

    May you rest in peace.
    My biggest hero,loved watching you in action and as a manger.Got photo taken last august with my family in his pub.From all in kilkenny that support Kerry we will miss you.

  952. Thanks for the memories, Paidi.

  953. Tom and Mary Bruff Co Limerick says:

    Paidi, we were so sorry to hear of your passing. We really admired you as a player and a person. May your soul rest in peace.

  954. Eamonn Byrne Tinryland Carlow says:

    Great memories of Paidi’s visits to Tinryland G.F.C. Carlow with RTE Radio 1 John Murray show in 2011 and our clubs trip to 23rd Comortas Peile Paidi O Se in February 2012.
    R.I.P. Paidi

  955. Richie from Kildare says:

    One of the greatest ever, will never be forgotten, thanks for the memories

  956. Jane Magnier, Abbey Tours says:

    It was my great pleasure to have known Paidi. We have had business with him in the pub over a number of years but our meetings in 2012 related to his plans for a Paidi Ireland programme as part of The Gathering initiative but that would be sustainable for years to come. I enjoyed all of those meetings with Paidi. I have never met a more enthusiastic ambassador for Ireland, his passion on his subject was infectious. He is also the only partner I have come across to whom the face to face discussion was everything. We enjoyed knowing him and will miss the engagement – doing business with him was fun! Hopefully he has the power now to drive lots of visitors to Ireland! God bless Paidi, you will be missed.

  957. Maryellen Ní Churnáin says:

    Go raibh maith agat a Pháidí as ucht an meas agus croí a bhí agat don Ghaeltacht, dos na daoine timpeall ort agus an slí a thugais am agus ceardaiocht i dtaobh an cheol sa phub. Is minic an trathnóna a bhí agam thiar le dad agus é ag casadh ceoil le James agus pé duine eile a thaining isteach an doras.
    Do bheithfá bródúil as an aifrinn inniú- you were the star as always.
    Thank you for making us proud kerry people!
    Oiche Mhaith a Pháidí

  958. Páidí – a man of indomitable spirit, full of pride in his family, his place, his heritage, his language, his culture and his sport. Thank you for enriching our lives. May the Ventry sod rest lightly over you. Thank you Páidí – ní bheidh do leithéid arís ann.

  959. Tony Cooke says:

    Paudie was an icon in the gaa tough but fair and I read his book and the funniest incident I heard was about joe mcnally and the boot paudie gave him up the backside R.I.P. Cork supporter

  960. Olivia Ní Carthaigh says:

    Peileadóir agus Gaeilgeoir sar-mhaith ab ea é. RIP a Phaidí

  961. Michael Bradley says:

    A true ‘Great’ of the GAA in modern times. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will never be forgotten.

  962. JJ Fleming says:

    Slan Paidiose
    I’m sure you will rest happily ever after .
    Well deserved Rest
    RIP
    Will keep you in out Prayers and thoughts
    Condolence s to your proud Family
    JJ

  963. Gerard Manning says:

    Comhbhron o chroi….ni bheidh do leitheid ann aris,,,

  964. Tomás O Sé Gallaras agus Inis Coirthe says:

    Dia leat alaoch na caide agus go raibh maith agat

  965. Aibhlin says:

    A Kerry, GAA and Irish legend. May in rest in peace, condolences to all.

  966. A true kerry man. A true legend.

  967. sorry to hear of passing of paudie.i visited him in ventry and gave us homely reception.may he rest in peace.

  968. Mary Glavin says:

    So sorry for you all at this time on the loss of a true Gentlman may he help you along over the next weeks & months RIP Paidi in your beloved Ventry.

  969. Dan Quigley says:

    A very colourful person great to entertain on or off the field may he rest in peace amen.

  970. James Crowley says:

    RIP Paidi O Se,gone but never forgotten.

  971. Martin Dolan says:

    A true legend who played football as it should be played– hard but fair. At dheis De go raibh a anam dilis

  972. Aileen Kennelly says:

    Condolences to Maire, Neasa, Súin & Padraig óg on the loss of the great Paidi O Se. A true legend of the game, his county and his country. Gone but will never be forgotten. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.

  973. Mel Farrell says:

    So sad to hear of Paidi’s sudden death. Had the pleasure of meeting him on a couple of occassions over the years in Ventry and Dublin. A real GAA legend , but more importantly a father and husband. RIP Paidi

  974. PadraigMoloney says:

    It was a pleasure to see paudie kick football the way it should be played

  975. Caroline, William and Caoimhe says:

    A hero, a legend, an inspiration to young and old….. Gone but not forgotten xx R.I.P. Páidí xx

  976. Maureen McLooughlin says:

    R.I.P Paidi. Sincere condolences your wife & family.

  977. Graham says:

    Had the pleasure to shake you hand in your pub in 2007 and I got to tell you how much I admired you. Tks for that moment. RIP.

  978. thomas murphy says:

    will be badly missed R.I.P paidi

  979. Noel Nash says:

    One of the greatest paidi o se RIP .!

  980. Doreen Conlon says:

    I was always an admirer of Paudie.I have Kerry blood in my veins, my mother was from Killarney. I try to visit my aunt, uncle,and cousins when I can. I had the privilege of meeting Paudie in his pub last year and he was so kind and generous when I asked him could I have a photo taken with him. I will never forget his generosity and his patience. I will cherish that photograph.. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. and sending love and prayers to you. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

  981. I didn,t know you. however you filled me with pride as a young teenager whilst working in Dublin docks. The slagging from the Dubs in the 70s was relentless and you of all other players could be seen as the one to go through a wall to win. Just wish to offer condolence to all your friends and family may you rest in peace Paudie.

  982. Seamus O'Shea says:

    Suaimhneas na bhFhlaitheas go raibh ag Paidi.

    (Gallarus agus Inis an Chlair)

  983. Mark Leen says:

    Paidi.
    There is no doubt but Paidi was larger than life and I won’t repeat anything here that has already been said, fair play to RTE they gave his passing the coverage he deserved.
    I will share with you the Paidi I knew though, a man so unpredictable and funny who could come out with anything.
    I knew Paidi since I came back from the UK and he was among the first to hold an Elvis concert back in Ventry when I first drove the highways and byways with my show and a Cadillac, I remember him standing looking at me in the rain,
    “Mark, will this f.. Show draw the crowd? You know now tis fairly bleak back here”
    You’ve nothing to worry about Paidi I said, and ultimately it did draw a huge crowd, porter was drank and money was made to quote him after the show, and we became great friends from there on in.
    I played back there with Billy and DJ Curtin of course and many a great night we had there,
    I remember bringing the late Frank Hennessy back to Paidi’s and Frank brought the house down with his comedy and Paidi loved every minute of it.
    He said to me, “Mark Leen, I think Tralee breeds musicians and entertainers like west Kerry breeds footballers” and how right he was in saying that.
    I played several times for Paidi, usually Christmas Eve’s believe it or not and always had great Craic back there with the likes of Derry O Shea, Damian Roche and a host of other Tralee people who would go to sample the Ventry King’s unparalleled hospitality.
    Pictures of Dolly, Tom Cruise, CJ, and DJ, all over the place, ill never forget the night we entertained Bertie, Lord Henry Mountcharles and Christy O Connor Junior amongst others back there, and Paidi with his pinstripe suit and shirt and tie looking all officious would invariably get me to stand in the middle of the floor and recite a bit of John B Keane’s epic The Field, he would introduce me with his Kerry Captains voice in a hushed room calling for ciunais by saying,
    “Ladies and Gentlemen we have a Tioseach, in our midst, we have a Lord in our midst and an Archbishop in our midst, and I’d like to ask ye to give big bhula boss to a great Kerry King who is in Our Midst” we’ll I nearly died when Paidi looked at Me and said ” Don’t leave me down now Young Leen, give us one blast of John B Keane”
    I got up and performed a monologue from the Field and sang a song, Oh Danny Boy.
    I was like one of his footballers going out on All Ireland Final day and I did what I was told.
    Suffice to say the crowd enjoyed it and Daragh recollects it to me to this day.
    Lynda my wife and I had our wedding reception in a Marquee on a glorious and blessed Summers day, Billy Curtin was playing away in his Dixieland style in the evening sun and Danny Leane, Dr Dermot Clifford and Paidi all laughing away at the table in front of me, if I was ever on Radio or TV Paidi would call me and tell me if I did well, I really got on great with him and he would love to see DJ Curtin and Myself calling into Ventry X, I watched the coverage on RTE News and when they came to the end and we saw a shot of the waves rolling in against the west Kerry shore and the shot was mixed with the sound of the great P.O. Shouting his victorious Kerry Captains speech from the Hogan Stand, “A Chairde Go Lear” the tears welled up in my eyes for my old pal, who lets face it, had tremendous highs and a few sinking lows in his tenure with the GAA.
    As I retired to bed the other night I looked on the bookshelf and picked up the copy of Paidi
    And I couldn’t remember if I got him to sign it, I needn’t have worried, when I opened the page it read, “To my Old Friend Mark, Paidi O Se”.

  984. Daragh Fitzgerald says:

    R.I.P Paidi……You will be missed

  985. Jeremiah O'Connell & Family (Tarbert) says:

    Paidi, You were a true inspiration to me & my family.
    Thanks for the wonderful football memories and your hospitality in the pub/shop on our summer visits to Ceann Tra.
    May you rest in peace.

  986. Maeve Flynn says:

    My deepest sympathy to Paudie’s wife and family ,he was a legend. Ireland has lost one of its greatest sons there will be some crack in heaven this Christmas. May he rest in peace

  987. Kathleen Lynch says:

    Tá an-bhrón orm faoi bás Paidí. Guím ráth Dé air.

  988. Thomas RODGERS says:

    Condolences to Paidis wife and family on his sudden death. He was the only player I heard of, that could have a few pints on the eve of an All Ireland Final and still play a Stormer, helping Kerry to Victory. May He Rest In Peace. Thomas Rodgers, Skidoo, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin.

  989. Tomas O Brien says:

    Legend, in the truest meaning of the word. R. I. P. Paidi you will never be forgotten.

  990. Paddy Walsh says:

    Deepest sympathies Maire and family, from a Dub – who saw all the classics , including the battle in New York in May 1978 .I sat beside Paudi at CJ’s funeral. 2 Legends. Paddy

  991. Fintan McGovern Cavan says:

    Ar Dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.Paidi I met you in 2005 and you were a hero then and always will be. A true inspiration in sport and life. God rest you Paidi.

  992. brian & mary keane & family lispole says:

    Many a cup of tae we all had and talked for hours about football,family, everything and anything really.You had a word for all from 5 to 85 that came into the shop.By the way the papers are full of you these days !!.We always knew the buzz of the van doing the poster rounds at any hour am or pm !! We hope yourself and Liam H are having a good old catch up in that big marquee in the sky !! Our hearts are heavy now but there are many memories of you to pull us up again.Our sincerest sympathy to all your family and friends whom you spoke of so proudly. Slán go fóill .xxxxx

  993. Thanks for all the great memories Paidi,RIP,Slan.

    Condolences to your wife and family

  994. Padraig Flannery says:

    Heartbroken, May God comfort Maire and your 3 beautiful children and all those who love you in life and miss you so much. May God be as close to you as you were to those you marked on the field. Slán Paídi.

  995. Padraig Flannery says:

    Heartbroken, May God comfort Maire and your 3 beautiful children and all those who love you in life and miss you so much. May God be as close to you as you were to those you marked on the field. Slán Paídi.

  996. Declan & Carmel McGrath says:

    Our deepest sympathies on your sudden & devastating loss of Paidi. Watched his removal today with great sadness. He would be so proud of the great contribution you all made to his farewell! Special wishes to Darragh whom we’ve partied with a few times along wih PJ.

  997. Padraic Mulry says:

    rip buck, will be missed

  998. Anthony Lawless says:

    Oíche mhaith agus go raibh maith agat as Gaillimh.

  999. Anonymous says:

    Ar Dheis Dhé go bhfuill do anam usual Sympathies to his family and friends from across the Shannon in West Clare Michael O’Connell

  1000. Anonymous says:

    RIP to a legend.

  1001. eileen kennelly says:

    a very sad week in kerry to hear of Paudies death, great man, may he rest in peace

  1002. micheal and patricia lanigan says:

    an iconic gaa man who gave endless hours of his time to the sport all his life

  1003. tom kilgarriff says:

    ave atque vale

  1004. Anonymous says:

    Suaimhneas Síoraí a dhuine uasal!

  1005. Anonymous says:

    Suaimhneas Síoraí a dhuine uasal

    ó Micheál i dTír Chonaill

  1006. william andmargaret horan says:

    rip thanks for all the good years

  1007. Tom Noonan and family says:

    Deepest sympathy.

  1008. John Sweeney says:

    RIP paidi from all in Essex, london.Unbelievable player/man/character. Never be forgotten.

  1009. Julia Mulvihill says:

    To Paidi Wife Maire and Children, I extend my sympathy to you all. He was a hero to many and a legend to most. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

    God Bless and Take Care

    Julia Mulvihill & Family, Moyvane

  1010. Ger O'Brien says:

    RIP

  1011. john o shea kells and donegal says:

    will always remember the wonderful speech and also when i visited his bar i enjoyed the pint of guiness he filled may he rest in peace

  1012. kathleen o sullivan says:

    paidi u were a legend, sincere sympathy to your family.

  1013. Kenny, Elaine Hilliard & Family says:

    R.I.P. Páidí, True Legend & one of a kind.

  1014. Michael McEnery says:

    Paidi, growing up in the 70s & 80s you were a hero of mine in a team of legends. Hard to believe 3 of ye are no longer with us. Sincere sympathy to your wife and family. Rest in peace.

  1015. Stuart O Connor says:

    Used to stand in the Terrace in Stacks Park whenever you were over the Kerry team or more recently West Kerry just to listen to what you would be roaring to the players, one of the most passionate GAA men I’ve ever witnessed.

    RIP Paídi, thanks for the memories Kerry Football wouldn’t be where it is without you.

  1016. cathy leahy (Horgan) says:

    my prayers are with you all at this sad time they broke the mould when Paidi was born a gentleman and a legend in his sport glad our paths crossed many moons ago in fitzgeralds park in killarney so thank you for that. R.I.P

  1017. Gillian Ryan says:

    Just would like to sympathize with Paudie’s family at this sad time, I love the GAA and come from Newtownshandrum Co Cork, we love the hurling here, and our holidays were always spent in Kerry the home of football.. May he rest in Peace

  1018. larry o shea says:

    a true legend,was a child hood hero to everyone who ever saw him in a kerry jersey,RIP PAUDIE

  1019. Eamon O Ceallaigh says:

    Ta Paidi imithe ach beidh se i gconai linn nuair a bheidh foireann Ciarrai ag imirt peile.Comhbhron lena chlann agus a chairde go leir ar fud an domhain.

  1020. tony o shea says:

    met paudi when he managed westmeath and told him of my kerry connection when i said ballylongford he said YOU JUST ABOUT SCRAPED IT

  1021. St. Brendan's Hurling Club, Ardfert. says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time, may he rest in peace.

  1022. Michael Hartnett says:

    As a young Cork man I would have cursed Paidi from the crowd many time & often wondered how we could overcome him & his team mates.However I wish I could go back there just once to see him play again.It was an honour to be alive to see such a talent & he will be sorely missed in Cork as well as the Kingdom & I offer my condolences.

  1023. Ann Murphy says:

    RIP Pauidi will will be sadley missed

  1024. to maire and family,please accept our sincere condolences.paidi was a true friend and was always there to help out in any way he could .we will never forget him .may he rest in peace . from martin o’ sullivan ventry/ springfield, mass,usa

  1025. Derek Molloy says:

    RIP Paidi. Thank you for being just you.

  1026. John Byerly says:

    Suaimhneas síoraí Páidí

  1027. Fran Cody says:

    Thinking of you Paidí…a true great. May heaven be your bed.

  1028. Caroline Clifford says:

    Paudie, you will be sadly missed, but there will be great craic in heaven this Christmas. Rest in peace. X

  1029. Fergal O'Brien says:

    Paidi,
    You gave us the greatest summer of our lives in 2004. Thanks for the memories. Rest in peace

  1030. Eoin O M says:

    Laoch peile. Ní bheidh nollaig sa Daingean mar an gcéanna arís. A dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam.

  1031. Richard says:

    We’ll miss you Paidi, legend

  1032. Kevin mc kenna says:

    A wonderful footballer one of the best of all time. A sad loss for his family.

  1033. Mark Leen says:

    Heart of Green and Gold
    by Mark Leen

    The Waves Crash to the West Kerry Shoreline
    As the Sun it sets in the Sky
    Onward the march of life and Time
    A great Captain has closed his eyes

    His words echo into the distance
    And Reach so eternally high
    ”A Chairde Go Lear” to the cheering crowd
    His moment in Eighty Five

    Fill me another pint of Porter
    Go Raibh Math Agut agus slan
    The tradition of Gealic Legends
    From Thomas to Paddy Ban

    The Stories of his Roguery
    And his prowess on the Ball
    Are remembered by so many
    Family, Football, Fianna Fail

    An old man gazes into the hearth
    and remembers Paidi the man
    the journeys up to Old Croke Park
    the coming home with Sam.

    Yet he lived he loved and he laughed
    and i know he shed some tears
    but says he ”ive lived and truly lived”
    Watching Kerry’s Golden Years.

    The wind will howl so lonely now
    When I Pass old Ventry Cross
    No Superstar behind the Bar
    And many will feel the loss.

    For there will ever be but one Paidi
    With that Heart of Green and Gold
    His Name will be mentioned proudly
    When the History of Kerry is told.

  1034. Ger McNamara, Co Clare says:

    There are not many of these kind of characters left .Our trips to Dingle wont be the same anymore. A prilgramage back to Paidi’s was always the highlight. If he was outting the end of the bag of coal in the huge fire, the bag and all would go in. Rest in Peace Paidi

  1035. Padhraic Barrett says:

    slan abhaile

  1036. Hannah O Sullivan says:

    As a Cork woman, I remember being taken to Fitzgeralds park in Killarney as a young girl, to watch the mighty Kingdom play Cork, with my father being a Kerry man he loved watching the greatest team in Ireland, all that would be spoken about

  1037. Hannah O Sullivan says:

    As a Cork woman, I remember being taken to Fitzgeralds park in Killarney as a young girl, to watch the mighty Kingdom play Cork, with my father being a Kerry man he loved watching the greatest team in Ireland,

    all that would be spoken about in the car on the way back to Cork would be the great Paidi O Shea.
    My sincere sympathy to you all on your tremendous loss

  1038. Kevin Heffernan says:

    A man who brought great honour to the game and to all things Irish. One of the greats.

  1039. Mary McSweeney says:

    Thank you for all the absolutely terrific memories for all of us proud Kerry Supporters. My thoughts are with your family for losing such a huge part of their life. May you rest in peace.

  1040. Mike Shea says:

    Sl

  1041. John Keane says:

    Paidi at the back gate of Heaven

    It’s P’O I was told to come around by the side

    I’m sorry but I don’t see that name here
    It’s P Shea and Himself said to come this way
    Are you one of the Pinochets from Argentina
    No its Paidi as Ceann Trá.
    Gaibh mo leithscéal a mhic tá fáilte romhat
    Tar isteach a Ghaiscígh
    And make your way to the dressing room
    To the door marked home team.

  1042. Des Fitzgerald says:

    Thank you Paudi for all the great times you gave us KERRYMEN. SLAN ABHAILE.

  1043. Noel says:

    RIP Paidi. One of the greatest GAA players I’ve ever seen

  1044. Tom Fitzgerald, Listowel says:

    Sincere sympathy to all of the O’Se family. Paidi will never be forgotten as a friend and a footballer who often broke the hearts of many North Kerry football teams. A gentleman on and off the field.

  1045. Sean Carmody says:

    Thoughts with family. Few men fit the title ‘Legend’ as well as him.

    Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

    Slan a Phaidi.

  1046. Noel Hynes says:

    Slan agat a Paudie. In 2000 I started some research re publishing a book featuring all members of An garda Siochana who had played Senior Inter County Football. You were one of the first to return the CV form outlining your Football career. I never envisaged that you would appear in the obituary colum. I will certainly consider using your suggested title “LAMH LAIDIR” for this book, which has been longed delayed, due to my wife’s illness and subsequent death. As a retired member of An Garda Siochana I applaud you Paudie.

  1047. Alan Harte age 11 says:

    Slan leat to a class GAA Legend

  1048. Kay Howley says:

    I’m from Cork, always loved to stop off at Paidi’s when in West Kerry and have some lovely memories of our visits there, many fine words have been spoken and I echo them all………a truly outstanding personality xx

  1049. I had the great pleasure of meeting Paídi for the first time in Dubai a number of years ago while he was there with a group of All Stars. After that i had the pleasure of visiting his pub in Ventry where we met again and had a good few drinks…he was drinking tea at the time ..His generosity was so great that he would not let me pay for a drink all night after many attempts on my behalf to do so. We made arrangements that night to meet up the following year in Kildare a Punchestown races. True to form he called me and with the promise of tickets any time for the All Ireland, I arranged for him to be flown in by helicopter with a friend of mine.To say he was excited about this was an understatement…and we had a great day having a few jars together.A great character & story teller, he had us all in fits of laughter. Legend is not even the word for Paídi.
    I am deeply shocked by his sudden death and i wish to extend my deepest sympathy to all his family & close friends and say sorry to you for your great loss.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Pháidí.

  1050. Sean Kenny says:

    Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
    He was an inspiration to manys a young footballer all over the country. A joy to watch and listen to. Not just a good one but the best one. A true legend.
    Ar dheis De go raibh anam.

  1051. Gerry Flaherty says:

    A sad and untimely loss to the world of sport. Paidi RIP

  1052. Sean Horgan says:

    RIP Paidi, a true legend of the ordinary man

  1053. Joe McCarthy says:

    I will always cherish the memory of spending an all too short Saturday afternoon in the company of the great Paidi in Ventry about 5 winters ago with my fellow Kingscourt Stars club men (one of whom he played in NY with in the 1980s). He was a decent, engaging and generous man. He allowed ‘Bronson’ to assume customer serving duties behind the bar for a time while he regaled us with GAA yarns and recollections! And on departing and eager to ensure we continued to enjoy a proper West Kerry welcome, he organised for us to be collected from Ventry and taken ‘cross country’ to Ballferriter to be treated to the most majestic meal. Will never be forgotten.
    Joe McCarthy
    Pat Faulkner
    Sean Farrelly
    Davie Burke
    Kevin Carolan
    Glen McCormack

  1054. Pa Clifford says:

    May god rest he;s soul. Hes family has lost a hero Kerry has lost a legend.
    From Pa /Lisa /Jason/Craig Clifford
    Keelnabrack Lower
    Glenbeigh
    Co Kerry
    0879764141

  1055. tj goggin says:

    Very sad to hear of the loss of such a titan of kerry football.Those great football memories will never be forgotten.RIP.

  1056. Anonymous says:

    a true sports legend he give inspiration to so many of the present great players may he have his eternal reward

  1057. Denis Casey says:

    God Rest Paidi,
    Our prayers are with your family.
    I cherish many memories from my child hood some thirty years ago and many of them are thanks to you and your team mates.
    RIP

  1058. Liam O Sullivan says:

    I feel honoured to have met you and thanks for the memories. Rest In Peace

  1059. Paddy Melia says:

    Rest in Peace Paidi.
    I had the pleasure of meeting you on several occasions and each one was as memorable as the other. You were a very inspirational man, a man who loved his Townland, his County, his Country, its people and Traditions. P O’ was a gentleman, a rogue, a comedian, a fantastic GAA man and played like a gladiator in his youth. There are not too many men like P O’ left in this little country. A man who spoke from the heart, with true meaning and inspiration. I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting, chatting with and laugh with the King of West Kerry.
    Ireland has lost one of its greatest Ambassadors.
    Rest in Peace Paidi….

  1060. Michael & Rosario Harte says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of Paidi’s family on your great loss. May he rest in peace.

  1061. Tim O Riordan says:

    PAIDI SE MO LAOCH R.I.P

  1062. Niall O Donoghue says:

    Paídi – Finscéal Beo Go Deo.

  1063. Patricia Kehoe Delaney says:

    deepest sympathy to his wife and family

  1064. Met Paudie for the first time in Kennedys Bar Asdee many years ago when Paudie was in the prime of his football career and i can tell you the crack was mighty; yarns and songs galore. I suppose like Paudie my love of football is second to none and like all Kerryman followed our County everywhere; but i must say there was always something special about Paudie as both Manager and Player; that stance and the way he hopped the ball with determination and kicking the odd point into the bargain. I would call him a Ledgend and a Ledgend is never forgotton. To his Wife Maire, Daughters, Neasa, Siun and Son Padraig Og, Brother, Tom and extended family our deepest sympathy on your sad loss.

  1065. Natasha Kenny says:

    Maire, Neasa, Súin & Padraig you are in my prayers.May you rest in peace. Codladh Samh X

  1066. Gerry Keane says:

    RIP Paidi . Legend of A Field where only true men know.Thank you for your gift of Love for the Game . Many wishes to your Family at this time .

  1067. Dan and Eileen says:

    Sincere sympathy on your loss. Rest in peace Paidi.

  1068. john shannon says:

    Sincere sympathy to the O’Shea family. Paudie was a legend and had a tremendous passion for football and everything Irish – a true inspiration in that famous number 5 green and gold jersey.

  1069. Donal Murphy says:

    May the great Paidi rest in peace forever, what a brilliant character and king of the Gaelic field, will be sadly missed by all. R.I.P

  1070. paidi you were one of the best rest in peace paidi.my thoughts are with maire,and the family.

  1071. Brid Nic Charthaigh says:

    All Kerry people have such happy memories of Paudi & take great pride in all his achievements. First as a fantastic player for Kerry, his list of achievements as a player will never be surpassed. We see players today with ONE All Ireland medal & they think they’re Superstars. Go Sabhala Dia Sinn.!!
    As Kerry manager he brought us back to Croke Park to celebrate All Ireland victories that we hadn’t enjoyed for many years. There was such excitement in Kerry when Sam Maguire returned after such a long time. In the midst of the deep sadness that has gripped us in the days since his passing, I also feel so proud to be a Kerry woman. I’m sure this pride is felt by Kerry people everywhere. Not many counties are privilaged to have had someone like Paudi as a fellow county person. It’s just so sad that we have lost him, but he will never be forgotten.
    Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal,dilis. Comhbhron lena chlann.

  1072. Michelle says:

    RIP Paidi, a true legend! Sincere sympathy to all the family!

  1073. Sean O'Cathasaigh says:

    Our memories of a great footballer , as a minor for Kerry and as a senior in the league of 1974 and championship from 1975 to 1988 will never be erased. Your wonderful block in the second half of the 1980 final when Roscommon seemed as if they were about to score a goal is just one of those great memories. You and Sean Murphy were 2 of the great no.5′s for Kerry that came from the west. May you rest in peace and my sympathy to your wife and family and to the extended O’Se family.

  1074. John says:

    What a Kerryman you were in every sense of the word. You did us proud, brought us so much success and the stand out memories abound. May you rest in peace Paidi!

  1075. Leo says:

    ar a dheis de go raibh a anam dilis, we are very sorry for the loss of the much loved and admired legend Paidi, he will be sadly missed in Irish life and indeed it is true that Paidi was one of these icons that left the world a far better place than he got it and we are all the better for having known him and seen him play. God bess all the O` Se`s and that great community in Ventry and west Kerry.

  1076. John Mc Ateer says:

    RIP Paidi….A true ledgend.

  1077. Brian in Castlebar says:

    So many stories about Paidi as referred to by Padraig og at the funeral mass on Tuesday. The mass was a fitting tribute and send off to a great all rounder. Well done and thanks to family and RTE for facilitating the coverage. I read his book a number of years ago and have dug it out again for a re read. With all the stories and tales revealed since his untimely death on Saturday, there must be another book in there somewhere – Billy Keane please take note! Heard he signed the visitors book in Mick Byrnes hostelry in Castlebar on Thursday last on the way back from Achill. A treasured signature for all the staff and patrons of Micks. Condolences to all his family and friends on his sad passing and may he rest in peace.

  1078. To the O’Se family.
    I extend my deep condolences to you all.
    I am a Cavan man living in Lincolnshire.
    My abiding memory of Paidi is the 1975 All Ireland Final when he was a very young man.
    He ran on to the pitch at the start with the rest of the Kerry team then got down on one knee to tie his bootlace and put his glove in his mouth. The camera panned in on him doing this. Michael O’Heihir described the scene wonderfully. Paidi was “like a terrier with a rabbit in his mount”.
    God grant you peace. You were one of the finest.

  1079. FITZGERALDS STADIUM COMMITTEE says:

    All in Fitzgeralds Stadium wish to extend our sympathies
    to the O Shea family on their recent loss

  1080. Austin says:

    I was fortunate enough to have meet the great man on one occasion in Limerick on his way home to Kerry. He generously gave me his autograph for my now late Dad who worshiped Paídi. It holds pride of place in our home still. My deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of this great Irish Man.
    Rest in peace.

  1081. John Breen says:

    A true legend R I P Paidi

  1082. Jesse Mannion says:

    My sympathies to the O Se family and all Paidi’s friends on his untimely passing. He contributed to our heartbreak here in Galway in 2000 but as a kid growing up in the 1980′s, Paidi, and that unrivalled Kerry team, gave football lovers all over the country memories that will never wane!

  1083. Tom and Yvonne. Furlong ( Offaly ) Florida says:

    We are so sad to hear of the death of A GREAT LEGEND PAUDIE O’ SHEA MAY YOU SLEEP IN GODS HOUSE FOREVER . Our prayers and thoughts to his Wife and Family / Friends at this sad time ….
    God Bless you all.. ……..REST IN PEACE PAUDIE …….

  1084. Cillian Breathnach (Cill Chainnigh) says:

    Paidi, ni bheidh do leithead aris ann. Mile buiochas as ucht na cuimhní cinn. Go de tu slan is sabhailte ar neamh.

  1085. Steve says:

    Paidi,you inspired me to become a GAA manager with my club,Ledgend is sumtimes floated around very easily,But Paidi your an absolute LEDGEND,R.I.P Steve Dublin..

  1086. PAUL BUCKLEY says:

    TRUE ICON OF THE GREEN & GOLD AND A ONE OF A KIND. THANK YOU FOR THE MANY GREAT MEMORIES.

    RIP

  1087. JOHN MURPHY says:

    RIP PAUDIE. THANKS FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD AND WHEN WE VISITED KERRY. OUR SYMPATHY TO YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY.J J MURPHY KILMAINE CO MAYO.

  1088. tom lyne says:

    R.I.P PAUDIE,YOUR A LEDGEND,1 OF A KIND

  1089. Brendan Mc Kearney says:

    I first saw Paidi live in Croke Park in the 75 All Ireland Final when I was 12. My lasting memory was the step of him in the parade. Intensity, determination personified, a man on a mission. “look at No. 5 for Kerry and the step of him. who is he? O Shea, Paudie.” Last time we ever had to ask that question. He never disappointed, a true great of the game. May he enjoy a crack with John Egan and Tim Kennelly this week. Sympathy to his family.

  1090. John Kennedy says:

    A true legend of the gaa.
    My thoughts are with your family

  1091. Tom, Bernie & Ciara Dunne says:

    Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  1092. Betty Farrell says:

    May he rest in peace!

  1093. Garry Foran says:

    They broke the mould with you. Warrior and REAL LEDGEND. Our thoughts are with your family. R.I.P.

  1094. RIP Páidí. One of the greats. Condolences to the family from Monaghan Harps.

  1095. JOHN DUFFY says:

    R.I.P. Paidi. The best half-back of all time , attacking , courageous , hard and fair – played gaelic football the way it should be played ! Sorry I never got the chance to meet You in Ventry , we could have chatted about how you might have played for Sligo ! :) My thoughts also with your family at this time.

  1096. Ray & Susan Scanlon says:

    RIP Paidi, sincere sympathy to Maire and Family.

  1097. liam mangan says:

    RIP paidi the best footballer of all time

  1098. joe flaherty says:

    you were called too soon to play for god’s team (go easy on him paidi ). i know in my heart that if kerry are in next years all ireland final you are going to be with the lads on the pitch to help them bring sam back home. it was an honor for me when i met you back in ventry and you signed your book for me. green and gold forever. rip paidi

  1099. brendan donohue says:

    I remember a chat we had some years ago about Jimmy Stynes, I am sure you will both will be able to chat to each other in heaven.

  1100. Darren says:

    RIP Paidi. A true Kerry legend

  1101. Myles Smyth says:

    I was, like all the gaels and sports people of Ireland, deeply shocked when I heard on last Saturday’s (15/12/2012) 1 o’ clock news of the untimely and sudden death of Páidí.
    I had the pleasure of seeing Páidí win All-Ireland Football Medals in U-21 in 1975 and Senior in 1981 on the field of play and was as disappointed as any Kerryman when Páidí and his team-mates did’nt achieve the 5-in-a-row in 1982.
    I ,proudly, have in my possession a photograph I took in the church in Dingle of Páidí where he was a guest at a wedding in July 2009.
    I always looked forward on a Sunday morning to his article in the Sunday Independent.
    Thanks for the memories and you will be deeply missed.
    Regards,
    Myles Smyth.

  1102. Brenda Lenihan says:

    Paidi a true legend. You will be sadly missed. Condolences to all your family and friends. The Lenihan family

  1103. NORMA HOARAU says:

    RIP Paudie may you rest in peace. They will always be a legend

  1104. Paidi a real legend, a great friend of this club
    We will be there in February, to honour your memory
    Rest in Peace overlooking your beloved gCorca Dhuibhne . Slan a Paidi

  1105. rory guinan says:

    rip paidi. legend, genius, motivator and the greatest defender in history. u will be missed but no doubt your families loss is the greatest. our prayers is with them

  1106. Paidi a true legend
    A great friend of this club, we will be there in February to play in his memory
    Sleep peacefully overlooking your beloved Corca Dhuibhne Slan a paidi

  1107. Kieran Darling says:

    As an out & out true Dub I have to say you broke our hearts many times but you were a cracker of a footballer. Hard but fair.
    My condolences to your family on their sad loss. May you rest in peace.

  1108. Sorcha Ni Uallachain says:

    Ag cuineamh oraibh I mo phaidreacha.Comhbhron libh,Maire,Siun,Neasa, Padraig Og.
    Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

  1109. Tom Givens. says:

    Sincere sympathy to his wife+children+o’se family.
    A great Kerryman,
    A great Munsterman,
    A great Gael and above all,
    A great Irishman.
    God bless+keep you Paidi. May the road rise to meet you and may the sun be always at your back.
    Right about now, the great forwards in Heaven, are probably quaking in their boots. Well they might!
    Tomas Mac Giobuin.
    Co. Luimni.

  1110. Kevin Mc Mahon says:

    Goodbye and thanks to a Legend

  1111. Pat Conway (Dublin) says:

    Very upset to hear of your untimely passing
    You were a fantastic footballer and a true gentleman. Enjoyed many a great day/night in your company while in Ventry. You will be hugely missed. We will return again soon.

  1112. sean says:

    I suppose I am writing this cause I shook hands to you once when you were giving me an award one night in athlone, I was too young to remember you playing, but I knew you were a folk hero. It’s a shame you died , you were too young, and you had so much more to give, having read all the reports in the newspapers over the last week, I think your spirit will last in anyones memory who met you.

  1113. Daniel, Ballyhar says:

    I spent a bit of time living over the hill in Castlegregory a few years back and after the county semi final myself and a mate had a good feed of it as a friend of ours was on the stacks team at the time and they were after making the final. Next day was a wild one back west and our friend picked us up to go over the hill and have a look at the waves crashing back there. Of course we stopped of in Paidi’s for the cure. It was actually the day of Moss Keane’s funeral and when we entered Paidi was inside but we said we’d leave him alone as we knew he was good friend’s with Moss. After finishing our pints we were heading out the door and even though i’m not a stacks man i couldn’t help but leave out a roar bout them anyway…well Paidi was straight out the door after us and called us back into the bar and we half way across the car park…”jesus lads come in,come in i didn’t see ye at all.let me buy ye a drink”..we were still sick but there was no way we could refuse an offer like that. Paidi sat us down and called for a pint and started telling us stories of Himself and Moss. I remember thinking at the time how luck it was to be sat next to him listening to He’s stories. Your thinking to yourself this man was “the man” of gaelic football…Size of He’s hands too…i’d say they’d hit with the force of a train alright!
    Was talking to my uncle the other night and he told me that he used sit in the same row as Him in the sem.Said that He used rob he’s lunch nearly everyday but was great craic…i told him he could take some credit for the forming of a legend then!
    To all of us Paidi you are a legend, great to see the pride you carried throughout your life of the great and special part of Ireland you come from. To me you will always be King of the Animals. We’re hungry again this year and hopefully we can do it for you. Ciarrai abu!
    To your family my deepest sympathy, know that we are all thankful and privileged for the time we shared with Paidi.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh do anam. Ni bheidh a leithaid on aris

  1114. Kind, thoughtful, courteous and very generous with his time that is the Paidi o Se I knew and loved to meet. He was so good to me, inviting me to his football launch every year, presenting me with a media award during one of his wonderful weekends and the late Dr Jim Brosnan received the Hall of Fame that night, it was a huge honour for me and it was Paidi who did it. Of course he was one of the all time great Kerry defenders but away from the cheering crowds and adulation he was probably. No not probably but was, the most thoughtful Kerry sports personality I have ever met in my long years associated with sport. I was greatly honored when he took the time to attend the launch of my book in the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney shortly before he died and a few days later wrote a beautiful two page hand written letter to me about the event and the book. It is now one of my most prized possessions. Only one man would do this Paidi o Se. To his wife, daughters son and extended family I offer my deepest sympathy.

  1115. Tomas O Cruadhlaoich says:

    Cad is brí leis an saol seo? Breithe, beatha agus bás??? Níl fhios agam i gceart.
    Tá an Nollaig fé scáth! Táimíd fós ag fulaingt! Sin é an saol!. Tomás

  1116. Sean Mac Monagle Killarney says:

    Great to see the P.O. Tournament is going ahead for 2013.

  1117. Anonymous says:

    ar dheis de go raibh a anam d hilis. s heas me in aice leis i scoil Naomh Brendan i gcill airne

  1118. John O'Brien says:

    May God you rest your soul Paidi. I remember as a child been at the Austin Stack’s pitch, and meeting you for the first time in the Kerry dressing room with my father. We used to enjoy seeing you play Dublin at the Stacks pitch for a yearly charity cause when we lived in Tralee. I saw you play many times at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and Fitzgerald stadium in the late 70,s and 80,s. I went to the 1984, 85, and 86 All Ireland semifinals and finals, and it was always a joy to see you play. I had the pleasure of meeting you again in Ventry in 1993, and you were a pure gentleman. You were a tough man on the pitch and your acceptance speech when you captained the Kerry team was and is priceless. No other person can give an emotional speech like the one you gave that day in your Kerry Gaeltacht tongue. I live in Las Vegas now, and I am very sad on hearing of your passing. I am sure you and John Egan are kicking the “O’Neill’s” ball entertaining the man himself. I pray for you and your family. Thank you for been a genuine “Kerryman.”

  1119. Noel Magee says:

    The chestnut horse leans in worn harness
    Earth opens its willing lips
    The curlew cried and the sweet wail carries
    Through the shifting dusk to the dawn
    The exhausted fox
    The bittern and the broken wing
    The lame stallion at the gate in the field

  1120. O'Sullivan Family says:

    Sincere condolences to the family of Paidi O Se. Having a Kerry father and mother but growing up in the uk we were brought up with a love for Ireland but above all for all things Kerry, GAA matches and Kerry heroes. Years later we took our own children to Kerry and stopped at the pub one Sunday. It was packed and there was Paidi in the thick of it and Sam Maguire in all its glory. Paidi came over to talk to us as if he had all the time in the world even though he was so busy and posed for photos with the children with Sam. It was special because he made it special. RIP Paidi O Se

  1121. mary redmond says:

    deepest sympathy to the o shea family great memories of a legend RIP

  1122. Vera Ni Chinneide says:

    Suimhneas siorai dod anam a Phaidi.

    Mile buiochas as na cuimhni iontacha a thugais duinn.

    Comhbhron le Maire,Neasa,Siun,7 Padraig Og

  1123. Vera Ni Chinneide says:

    Suimhneas siorai dod anam a Phaidi.

    Mile buiochas as na cuimhni iontacha a thugais duinn.

    Comhbhron le Maire,Neasa,Siun,7 Padraig Og