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Sean Og de Paor is honoured

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 1:04pm

Story by Jim Carney
Sean Og de Paor is honoured

Sean Og in his glory.

Sean Og de Paor is honoured

Sean Og in his glory.

THE recipient of the Hall of Fame honour at the Claregalway Hotel club football awards function on December 7th was the quintessential team player who also reached great heights of individual excellence.

Seán Óg de Paor served his club, An Cheathrú Rua, and county with notable distinction. He was rewarded with a Galway senior championship medal in 1996 and victory in the annual Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta the following year; two All-Ireland SFC medals, in 1998 and 2001; All-Star awards in the same years; and he played for Ireland in the International Rules series with Australia four years in a row, 1998 to 2001.
A brilliant left half-back, who started his inter-county career as a forward, he was unquestionably one of the top wing-backs of our time, respected and admired by his opponents as well as his team-mates. He had an exceptionally high level of skill and his dedication to the game was exemplary; he prepared well, he was a serious thinker about the game and he had an unwavering commitment to fitness.

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