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Colm Cooper Wants To Earn His All-Ireland Medals

Colm Cooper Wants To Earn His All-Ireland Medals
PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Colm Cooper says that he doesn't want an All-Ireland medal, despite being part of the Kerry panel for the semi-final replay against Mayo and the final against Donegal. Cooper wore the number 28 shirt on both days and took part in the warm up before the games.

All-Ireland winners receive 26 medals but the Kerry county board could purchase extra ones for additional panel members.

The Gooch though feels he is not deserving.

I wouldn't be looking for one anyway. I don't feel I deserve one, no, no. There are plenty of other guys who deserve them, I didn't kick a ball all year. While being part of it is great, I wouldn't think I deserve a medal.


The four-time All-Ireland winner (this year would make it five if he was to accept a medal) says that there was never a chance of him playing this season.

In terms of when Éamonn sat down to pick the team, I was never going to be in that mix. It was only seven months since the operation. I was never going to play.

The Kerry star was injured back in February while playing for Dr. Crokes in the All-Ireland club semi-final against Castlebar Mitchels.

See also: Here’s How Much Eamonn Fitzmaurice Cares About His Players


Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE



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