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Gooch not harbouring any thoughts of club retirement


Dr Croke’s star ahead Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper insists that he’s not entertaining any ideas of retiring from membership soccer.

Cooper’s reigning All-Eire champions suffered a disappointing defeat to Nemo Rangers within the Munster membership remaining final weekend and, at 34, there had been hypothesis that he may stroll away from the sport.

The ahead known as time on his inter-county profession in April of this yr after profitable 5 All-Eire titles with Kerry and being named an All Star on eight event, however he believes he nonetheless has lots to supply his membership.

“I’m nonetheless having fun with it, it’s nonetheless enjoyable, I’m nonetheless in affordable form and I nonetheless get a kick out of it – and I nonetheless get disillusioned once we lose,” he advised the Irish Examiner. “All these feelings are nonetheless there.

“Did I take it badly on Sunday? Ah yeah. One, you’re disillusioned if you don’t carry out personally, and two, when the staff doesn’t carry out wherever close to the extent wanted.”

Cooper admitted that he was removed from his finest within the Munster remaining however he’s already eyeing one other season with the Killarney membership.

“I’m actually not the one participant in Eire to have a nasty sport in a county remaining or Munster remaining, or a divisional remaining. I’m not the one participant to overlook a free – or two frees – but when some folks wish to choose holes in that, that’s their difficulty,” he added.

“That’s sport, but when folks wish to choose holes and say I ought to retire as a result of I didn’t play properly – that’s foolish.”


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