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Quiz: How well do you know the great Kerry football career of Colm 'The Gooch' Cooper?

The 33-year-old announced his retirement today.

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THE KERRY FOOTBALLER brought the curtain down today on a stellar career. But how much do you know about him? Take our quiz to find out.

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An easy one to start with, what club does he play for?
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Legion
Dr Crokes

Spa
Kilcummin
Which Kerry senior manager gave Cooper his debut?
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Jack O'Connor
Denis Ogie Moran

Pat O'Shea
Páidí Ó Sé
Who is credited with giving him the nickname The Gooch?
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The Cooper family
Maurice Fitzgerald

Peter O'Brien
Mick O'Dwyer
Cooper was part of a Kerry U21 football team stunned by what county in the 2003 Munster final?
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Waterford
Clare

Limerick
Tipperary
How many goals did he score against Cork in the 2007 All-Ireland senior final?
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3
2

4
1
Only one footballer has more All-Star awards than Cooper. Name him?
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Pat Spillane
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Peter Canavan

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Stephen Cluxton
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Jack O'Shea
How many All-Ireland senior football finals did he play in with Kerry?
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11
9

8
10
Cooper never won the GAA Footballer of the Year but he did claim the Texaco award in what year?
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2007
2011

2013
2004
What year did he captain Kerry in the All-Ireland senior final?
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2006
2015

2011
2005
Finally against which county did he score his last championship goal for Kerry?
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Clare
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Dublin

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Cork
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Kildare
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
All-Ireland champion
Top of the pile, you really were paying attention.
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You scored out of !
Munster champion
You hit the ground running but just couldn't close it out for top marks.
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You scored out of !
Dublin fan
Not too bad but you never wanted to play close attention to the Gooch.
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You scored out of !
Hurling snob
He's a footballer and you're just not interested.
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