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'The best ever', 'top class', 'the greatest of all time' - tributes paid as the Gooch retires

Tomás Ó Sé, Alan Brogan, David Moran and Kieran O’Leary amongst those to praise the greatness of Colm Cooper.


Tomás Ó Sé (Kerry)

Colm Cooper and Tomas O'Se Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Alan Brogan (Dublin)

Colm Cooper with Alan Brogan Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Ronan O’Gara

David Moran (Kerry)

John Egan

Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry)

Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)

Bryan Cooper

Kieran O’Leary (Kerry)

Kieran O'Leary and Colm Cooper hold the Bishop Moynihan cup Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Brian O’Driscoll

Killian Young (Kerry)

Johnny Doyle (Kildare)

Owen Mulligan (Tyrone)

Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry)

Aidan O'Mahony celebrates a point with Colm Cooper Aidan O'Mahony and Colm Cooper Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Joe Sheridan (Meath)

Marc Ó Sé (Kerry)

Marc O'Se and Colm Cooper celebrate victory 26/9/2004 Marc Ó Sé and Colm Cooper celebrate the 2004 All-Ireland final win. Source: INPHO

Steven McDonnell (Armagh)

Conor Mortimer (Mayo)

Eoin Brosnan (Kerry)

Jason Doherty with Marc O'Se, Eoin Brosnan and Colm Cooper Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Matthew Macklin

Barry Cahill (Dublin)

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Colm Cooper retires after brilliant Kerry football career

Kerry head to Croke Park for another crack at knocking the Dubs off their perch

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