By Tomás Ó Sé
‘I went as difficult as i may for so long as I could’
When Tomás Ó Sé retired from the Kerry senior panel in 2013, he did in order one of many longest-serving gamers in intercountry background and one in every of its so much prolific winners.
‘Tomás epitomised every little thing that Kerry soccer is all approximately. His dedication, decision and not say die angle have been evidently seen each time he took to the pitch. He used to be a warrior and the easiest wing again that i've got noticeable play the game.’
Éamonn Fitzmaurice, Kerry senior crew manager
But his force and resolution weren’t solid in a vacuum: they got here from transforming into up in a relations and position the place Gaelic soccer used to be all that mattered. For Tomás and his brothers Marc and Darragh, soccer continually got here first – every one of them encouraged via the larger-than-life character in their uncle Páidí, the talisman of Kerry’s fabled crew of the early 1980s.
In his memoir, an account of his upbringing and time within the Championship cauldron competing along and opposed to the sport’s glossy greats, Tomás writes candidly approximately lifestyles as a member of Ireland’s maximum wearing dynasty: the victories and disappointments, the opponents and roguery, the clashes and confrontations … let alone the super accountability that got here with wearing the fairway and gold of Kerry.
Moving, exciting and regularly hilarious, The White Heat is an exploration of what it capability to consume, sleep and bleed Gaelic Games.
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‘I went as difficult as i may for so long as I could’When Tomás Ó Sé retired from the Kerry senior panel in 2013, he did in order one of many longest-serving gamers in intercountry heritage and one in every of its such a lot prolific winners. ‘Tomás epitomised every little thing that Kerry soccer is all approximately. His dedication, selection and not say die perspective have been it appears that evidently seen at any time when he took to the pitch.
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