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Poll: Who Is The Greatest Gaelic Football Forward Of The Modern Era?

Following Colm Cooper’s retirement announcement, tributes to the Kerry legend regarded as one of the finest footballers of all time have flooded in from team-mates, rivals, supporters and fellow sportsmen and women alike. 

A common theme amongst the compliments paid to the Dr Crokes forward is that he is now widely considered the greatest forward gaelic football has ever seen.

As the dust begins to settle on Gooch’s confirmation that he will no longer be lining out for the Kingdom, debate as to the threats to his throne is rife.

All Ireland Football Final 28/9/2003 Captain Peter Canavan of Tyrone lifts the Sam Maguire Cup ©INPHO/Patrick Bolger

It is too difficult to compare footballers from completely separate generations and those who play in different positions directly in terms of greatness. For example, how could one fairly judge the class of Stephen Cluxton versus that of Pat Spillane?

What we want to know is, who can really be labelled the best attacker of Cooper’s time?

The best forwards over the past couple of decades have all provided us with their own individual moments of brilliance, bringing us all to the edge of our seats and lighting up Croke Park time and time again.

However, there can only be one kingpin. Have your say and get voting below:

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Author: The PA Team

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