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“When I First Came Into Crokes, Gooch Gave Me So Much Advice”

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The best way to measure a team’s depth is to look towards their substitutions bench and gauge what talent they can introduce. By that measuring, Dr Crokes stand above all else.  Among a host of other eye-catching names, stands Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper. The sight of him on the sidelines with 20 minutes remaining in a game must strike fear into Crokes’ …

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Former Footballer Of The Year Backs Colm Cooper In Testimonial Row

TG4 All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 11/2/2017 Corofin vs Dr. Crokes Colm Cooper of Dr. Crokes Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Beary

Colm Cooper’s testimonial dinner has got a lot of people talking as the unprecedented fundraiser has upset a lot of the GAA top brass. During the week, outgoing Director-General of the Association Paraic Duffy left it in no uncertain terms – the GAA were not supporting the event. He said: “I’m very clear on this, our organisation does not want testimonials. …

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Páraic Duffy Blasts Colm Cooper Testimonial: ‘The GAA Are Not Be Supporting It’

Outgoing Director-General of the GAA Páraic Duffy has broken the Association’s silence on the controversy surrounding Kerry legend Colm Cooper’s testimonial dinner. The corporate-backed event, which will raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, and Kerry Cancer Support Group – but will also see the Dr Crokes clubman take an undisclosed portion of the proceeds himself. Duffy said that Cooper …

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Colm Cooper Couldn’t Help Having A Dig At Tomás Ó Sé Following Cork Managerial Appointment

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Colm Cooper couldn’t help himself… Cork yesterday announced a replacement for Peadar Healy as the manager of their senior footballers, as Ronan McCarthy is set for the hot seat. A former selector under Conor Counihan and Brian Cuthbert, McCarthy is charged with the task of bringing the Rebels back to the top table of the game. Following Cork’s extra-time loss …

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The Best Mayo-Kerry Combined XV Of The Last Fifteen Years

Dublin , Ireland - 1 October 2016; Aidan O'Shea of Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Mayo and Kerry is one of the newer rivalries in the GAA, but it is a fixture that never fails to disappoint and there have been some exceptional footballers playing with these counties over the last 15 years. Between them, they have contested a combined 15 All-Ireland finals in this time (including two between the pair in 2004 and 2006) …

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Colm Cooper Becomes The Sunday Game’s Newest Pundit

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Colm Cooper of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After a lengthy and illustrious inter-county career, Kerry legend Colm Cooper will transfer his energies from playing the game to analysing it for RTÉ’s The Sunday Game.  This is a natural next step in the career of a man who knows the game inside out following 17 years competing at the top for the Kingdom. According to RTÉ, the 33-year-old …

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Watch: Paul Galvin Exudes Class In Brilliant Rebuttal Of Brolly’s Remarks About The Gooch

Colm Cooper’s retirement from inter-county football earlier this month had most in the GAA community acknowledging the positive aspects of one of the greats of the game. However, Joe Brolly, speaking on the Sunday Game two weeks ago, while mentioning how talented Cooper was did have some criticisms of the former Kerry forward. “My point about him as always been …

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Official Hurling And Football Teams Of The Club Championships Announced

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 17/3/2017 Dr. Crokes vs Slaughtneil Colm Cooper of Dr. Crokes at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The AIB Club Football and Hurling Championships came to their respective climax on Saint Patrick’s Day. Cuala overcame Clare champions Ballyea and became the first Dublin team to lift the Tommy Moore Cup while Dr. Croke’s ended a 15-year wait to get their hands on the Andy Merrigan Cup. Ultimately, this meant there was to be no fairytale ending to Slaughtneil’s …

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The Gooch’s Influence On The Game Summed Up By All-Embracing Reaction To His Retirement

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Kerry’s Colm Cooper Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The inter-county retirement of Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper at the age of 33 might not have come as a shock to most, but the outpouring of support since has nonetheless been widespread.  The Gooch won nine Munster titles, five All-Irelands, four National Football Leagues, eight All Stars and is Kerry’s record scorer in championship competition having amassed a stunning 23-283 over a …

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