COLM 'GOOCH' COOPER

Great Irish Sports Stars

By
Donny Mahoney
Colm 'Gooch' Cooper

Follow Colm from his days as a tiny, freckle-faced kid – the youngest of seven in a GAA-mad family from Killarney – all the way to Croke Park, where he won five All-Ireland titles. They all said was too small and weak to play for Kerry, but he became one of the greatest Gaelic footballers ever.

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Paperback:
176 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781788490856

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ISBN:
9781788491563

The Gaelic footballer who’s won nearly every prize in the game:
Including 5 All-Irelands & 8 All-Stars.

‘You need a boot to kick and hands and shoulders to mark
your opposition. But without a sharp brain, you’ll never make
it as a Kerry footballer.’

Follow Colm from his days as a tiny, freckle-faced kid – the youngest of seven in a GAA-mad family from Killarney – all the way to Croke Park, where he won five All-Ireland titles. This is the story of how a boy who everyone said wasn’t big enough or strong enough to wear the green and gold jersey of Kerry became one of the greatest Gaelic footballers of all time.

Donny Mahoney is a writer and journalist. He was born in America and has lived in Ireland since 2004. He is one of the co-founders of the website Balls.ie, where he works today.  

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