Home Tag Archives: colm cooper (page 2)

Tag Archives: colm cooper

Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper Calls Time On An Illustrious Career

Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper has announced his retirement from inter-county Gaelic football following a glittering career with Kerry. Widely regarded as one of greatest ever footballers to play the game, Cooper’s 15 year career in the green and yellow of Kerry saw him earn five All Ireland medals, nine Munster titles and eight All Stars. All that was missing from …

Read More »

‘The Gooch’ Included For Kerry As Kingdom Gear Up For Croker Showdown

Allianz Football League Division 1 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/4/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Colm Cooper of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Under pressure to beat the reigning All-Ireland champions on their own patch, Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has decided to throw Colm Cooper straight into the action at Croke Park on Sunday. The Dr Crokes’ man is included at centre forward for the clash of two traditional power houses of Gaelic Football, with Darran O’Sullivan the man to make way. The change is the …

Read More »

Tribute Tuesday – Kerry’s Colm Cooper

Munster Gaa Senior Championship Quarter-Final 26/5/2013 Kerry Colm Cooper Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

This week we pay tribute to Kerry footballer Colm Cooper. Kerry face Dublin in the second of this year’s All-Ireland football semi-finals and as part of our look ahead to the game, we reflect on one of the best performers in the most recent games between the two sides.  Colm Cooper will go down as one of the greatest forwards …

Read More »

Kerry Sweating Over Colm Cooper Injury After Fitness Update

Allianz Football League Division 1, Clones, Monaghan 27/3/2016 Monaghan vs Kerry Kerry Manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andrew Paton

Kerry captured the Munster Senior Football Championship last Sunday with a convincing win over Tipperary in Killarney. The Kingdom blew away their opponents despite an early goal, but may be concerned about entering the All-Ireland series without a truly competitive Championship game under their belts. Another issue that will concern Eamonn Fitzmaurice was the forced withdrawal of Colm Cooper. The ‘Gooch’ …

Read More »

Preview And Team News: Kerry v Tipperary Munster Football Final

Kerry v Tipperary, 2pm live on RTE. Fitzgerald Stadium. This Sunday will see hot favourites Kerry take on Tipperary in this year’s Munster Football Final in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Tipperary having stunned Cork in their semi-final encounter at Semple Stadium last month, will attempt to end an 81 year wait of a provincial football championship. The Kingdom have won over …

Read More »

Colm Cooper Has His Say On The All-Ireland Final Referee Wearing A Mic

Kerry football legend Colm Cooper has had his say on All-Ireland final referee David Coldrick wearing a microphone during the game as part of a television documentary.  The documentary was subsequently broadcast on RTÉ, however it has irked some members of the GAA community as the footballers playing in Croke Park that day were not made aware that Coldrick was …

Read More »

Was Joe Brolly Right To Criticise The Referee In The Manner That He Did?

Joe Brolly was critical of Maurice Deegan after his refereeing performance today After Maurice Deegan blew the final whistle this evening, Joe Brolly did not hold back in his criticism of the referee. Referencing Padraig McNulty penalty claim, the controversial pundit stated, He did something to Tyrone today which normally happens between consenting adults, It was an obvious penalty and there’s …

Read More »

Eamonn Fitzmaurice Names Kerry Team To Face Tyrone

Kerry Manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, has made a number of changes to the Kerry team ahead of the All Ireland Semi Final Kieran Donaghy has returned to full forward as Eamonn Fitzmaurice has decided to make three changes to the team that beat Kildare in the quarter final. Although the Kerry captain had missed the game with the lillywhites due to …

Read More »

Colm Cooper to Start From the Bench Against Kildare

Colm Cooper has been named amongst the substitutes for Kerry’s All Ireland Quarter Final against Kildare Despite delivering an influential performance against Cork, Colm Cooper will once again start from the bench against Kildare. Although the Gooch provided the spark that led to Kerry’s second half goal against the Rebels, Kerry have named an unchanged full forward line of Paul Geaney, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue. Fitzmaurice …

Read More »

Colm Cooper Will Make His 80th Appearance For Kerry This Weekend

Colm Cooper is set to make his 80th appearance for the Kingdom on Sunday Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper was always destined for greatness it seems. People began to take note of Cooper’s ability after he made his debut for Dr. Crokes in the 2000 Kerry Senior Football Championship at sixteen years of age. In his autobiography former Kerry manager Jack O’Connor wrote, …

Read More »

Are Kerry Better Without Kieran Donaghy?

Last Saturday the Kieran Donaghy was replaced by Colm Cooper after 44 minutes Kerry Manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, decided to make a number of changes before last Saturday’s Munster Final Replay. In the drawn game, Kerry were dominated physically by Cork, as the Kingdom struggled to deal with Cork’s running game. In order to negate this aspect of Cork’s strategy, Fitzmaurice adopted a …

Read More »