Páraic Duffy told Colm Cooper the GAA 'wouldn't support testimonial'

"I said, 'Are you sure you're doing the right thing here?' I told him the GAA would not be supporting it and we’re not supporting it."

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How Colm Cooper’s fellow sports stars reacted to his retirement

“From idol to teammate to friend it’s been some journey!"

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TWEETS: Tributes and reaction to Colm Cooper’s retirement after stellar career

The news was widely expected but football fans still struggled to accept that Gooch’s Kerry playing days were truly at an end.

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Check out this picture tribute to Kerry legend Colm Cooper

Kerry footballing legend Colm Cooper has brought the curtain down on a 15-season county career.

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Colm Cooper: 'It is very rare for people to achieve their ultimate dreams in life - I just have'

Latest: Colm Cooper has released a statement, calling time on his illustrious inter-county career.

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