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8 stats that capture Ó Sé family's remarkable relationship with Kerry football

It’s been an incredible run.

MARC Ó SÉ’s inter-county retirement ended another remarkable chapter in the relationship between his family and Kerry inter-county Gaelic football.

With their late uncle Páidí leading the way as a player and manager, siblings Darragh, Tomás and Marc continued that tradition by racking up some incredible numbers between them over the past 22 years.

Here are seven of the best:

310 — Championship appearances for Kerry by the quartet (Páidí 53, Darragh 81, Tomás 88, Marc 88)

Marc O Se Marc Ó Sé in action earlier this year. Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

62 – Seasons their Kerry careers spanned across (Páidí 15, Darragh 16, Tomás 16, Marc 15)

Paidi O'Se in 1985 Páidí Ó Sé after winning the 1985 All-Ireland final. Billy Stickland / INPHO Billy Stickland / INPHO / INPHO

39 — Munster titles (Páidí 11, Darragh 9, Tomás 9, Marc 10)

Tomas O Se Tomás Ó Sé in 2006. Andrew Paton / INPHO Andrew Paton / INPHO / INPHO

24 — All-Irelands (Páidí 8, Darragh 6, Tomás 5, Marc 5)

Justin McNulty and Darragh O Se 22/9/2002 DIGITAL Darragh Ó Sé in action against Armagh's Justin McNulty in 2002. INPHO INPHO

23 — Consecutive seasons that at least one of Darragh, Tomás and Marc was involved. Darragh made his debut in 1994.

Tomas O Se Tomás Ó Sé in action against Roscommon in 2003. INPHO INPHO

17 — All-Stars (Páidí 5, Darragh 4, Tomás 5, Marc 3)

All-Stars Marc, Darragh and Tomás Ó Sé all won All-Star awards in 2007. INPHO INPHO

8 — Kerry SFC titles (two each)

Darragh O Se and Tomas Meehan 17/3/2004 Darragh Ó Sé in action against Tomás Meehan of Caltra in the All-Ireland club final in 2004. An Ghaeltacht, for whom Marc Ó Sé and Tomás Ó Sé were also playing that St Patrick's Day, lost by a point (0-13 0-12) to the Galway champions. INPHO INPHO

 2 — Footballer of the Year awards (Tomás 2004, Marc, 2007)*

Marc O Se Marc Ó Sé won the award in 2007. Andrew Paton / INPHO Andrew Paton / INPHO / INPHO

*The Footballer of the Year award began in 1995, well after the inter-county retirement of Páidí Ó Sé.

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