Colm Cooper - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

COLM COOPER: Careless Kerry leave plenty scope for improvement

Video reviews must call out obvious examples of poor play, writes Colm Cooper

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COLM COOPER: Killarney is nervous. Kerry are far from quartermasters

If Galway set up to defend, they will find it hard to hold Paul Geaney (below) and James O’Donoghue, writes Colm Cooper.

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COLM COOPER: Adapting to punditry life this side of the fence

I can stand over my comments because I know, hand on heart, I’m not trying to stick a knife into any fella. Because I’ve been that fella. Pundits have said I was the best in the country. And they’ve given me flak and urged me to retire, writes Colm Cooper.

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COLM COOPER: Sense of direction should guide Mayo back to Croke Park

We know what we’ll get from Mayo in Limerick today. But we don’t have a clue what to expect from Cork, writes Colm Cooper.

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COLM COOPER: Kerry prepare for Croke Park run untested yet again

Some might believe Éamonn Fitzmaurice will have a hard job this week picking holes in the Munster final performance of his players in Killarney yesterday.

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COLM COOPER: Lethal duo must fire for Kerry

Kerry should be putting the foot down against Cork at every opportunity, writes Colm Cooper.

 

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COLM COOPER: Tyrone and the challenge of timing a steady run to September

Hard to believe it is almost 10 years since Tyrone won the last of their three All-Irelands, writes Colm Cooper.

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COLM COOPER: Ennis test ticks all the boxes for Éamonn Fitzmaurice

Éamonn Fitzmaurice couldn’t have written away for a script as perfect as yesterday’s Ennis test of mettle for Kerry.

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COLM COOPER: Cork football is as close to rock bottom as it has been in decades

The idea that for Cork the only way is up is completely wrong. There’s new depths there to plummet, writes Colm Cooper.

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COLM COOPER: The impact of big mouths, bully boys and brave men

Colm Cooper recalls being tormented by Ryan McMenamin, serenaded by Philly McMahon and the worst thing ever said to him on a football field.

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COLM COOPER: "The costliest point I ever scored came in an All-Ireland Club semi-final in 2014"

In the first of a series of Championship insights, our new football columnist Colm Cooper empathises with those injured, frustrated and worst of all, forgotten.

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