Friday 18 October 2019

Former Kerry great visits Clonard to share wisdom

Tomás O Sé and a group from Clonard at the training session in Coolcotts on Saturday
Tomás O Sé and a group from Clonard at the training session in Coolcotts on Saturday
Tomás O Sé sharing some his vast knowledge of Gaelic football with Clonard club members

Former Kerry footballer Tomás Ó Sé visited Clonard G.A.A. club on Saturday for what was a proud day for the club. He met with and trained the club's adult and Minor football panels and passed on his wealth of knowledge to the players.

He encouraged them to keep training and commit to the club as they are the future of any club. Tomás also met with two of the club's great stalwarts, President Joe Brennan and Vice-President Larry Brennan.

At a reception later in Clonard Community Centre, Tomás spoke of how delighted he was to be in Clonard and meeting all involved with the club.

He went to say that the club is the lifeblood of the organisation and whether it was in Wexford, Kerry or abroad, the contribution that the GAA organisation made to the community was immense, especially given the fact that it was based purely on the work of volunteers.

He also spoke of the honour of playing for Kerry and winning five All-Ireland Senior football medals, but some of his greatest achievements were in playing for his native An Gaeltacht and winning Senior Kerry county titles. One of his greatest disappointments however was when An Gaeltacht lost the 2004 All-Ireland Senior club final to Caltra of Galway by one point.

He thanked the club for the help that he had received and wished all success for the future. In recognition of his visit, Tomás received a presentation from club Chairman Ger Cashman.

Clonard GAA club would like to thank Phonewatch Ireland for making Tomás' visit possible.

Wexford People

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