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12 reasons we're looking forward to the full return of Colm Cooper

We pay tribute to the Kerry star, as he prepares for his championship comeback this weekend.

1. He can score goals like this one

YouTube credit: JC O’Shea

2. He wasn’t impressed when Bertie showed up at the All Stars

(INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

3. He’s well-travelled (on All Star trips) and worldly (see white wine)

(INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

4. He keeps Eamonn out of bother

(INPHO/James Crombie)

5. He’s not the best at the ole’ digging matches

(INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

6. He wears his heart on his sleeve

(INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

7. He’ll never get too big for his boots

8. His ability to rise to the big occasion

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9. His ability to improvise

jryantime / YouTube

10. He is quite possibly the most Irish-looking Irish person ever

(INPHO/Andrew Paton)

11. He always performs, even on the less glamorous occasions

JC O'Shea / YouTube

12. He’s battled bravely  back form injury to get here

AIB Bank / YouTube

What have we forgotten?

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