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Ó Sé to be special guest at Athlone IT sports awards

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 3:06pm

Ó Sé to be special guest at Athlone IT sports awards

The AIT rugby team who recently won the Irish Colleges Senior Cup final. They will be among the teams who will be honoured at the upcoming AIT Sports Awards.

 

By Kieran Galvin

Kerry football legend Darragh Ó Sé will be the guest speaker at the Athlone IT Sports Awards next Wednesday, April 9.

A winner of six All-Ireland senior football medals, Ó Sé is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders in the history of the sport. He was a member of the last Kerry team to win the Sam Maguire Cup in 2009 when the Kingdom defeated age old rivals Cork in the final.

Darragh is a nephew of the great Páidí Ó Sé, who won eight All-Ireland medals with Kerry as a player, and led Westmeath to their first-ever Leinster senior football title in 2004.

A member of An Ghaeltacht in West Kerry, Darragh won four All-Star awards during his illustrious career. His brother Tomas retired from inter-county football last season. Younger brother Marc is a still a member of the Kerry panel and he played against Westmeath in last Sunday's Allianz Football League Division 1 game in Cusack Park.

In recent years, Darragh has become active as a media pundit. He has contributed to programmes on Today FM and TV3, and has written a column for The Irish Times.

The AIT sports awards function takes place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel next Wednesday at 6.30pm.

Sporting stars from a wide variety of sports will be honoured at the event. 

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